Track and field athletes from Hillsboro and McClain traveled to Athens High School on Saturday to take part in the final heats of the Region 7 regional track meet. Each school advanced two athletes and a relay team to the state track meet that will be held June 2nd and 3rd at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium on the campus of the Ohio State University.
Hillsboro will be represented by Austin Goolsby in the boys pole vault event. Following a spectacular season in the pole vault Goolsby qualified for the state meet by placing first in the regional final with a height of 15-00.00.
Jereny Hayton of Hillsboro will represent the school in the boys high jump event. Hayton had a magnificent season for the Indians and qualified for the state meet by virtue of placing third in the regional final with a height of 6-04.00.
The boys 4×100-meter relay team from Hillsboro consisting of Austin Kimball, Hayton, Luke Gallimore, and Goolsby will also represent the Indians at the state meet after posting a time of 44.22 in the regional final heat.
Chayden Pitzer from McClain will represent the Lady Tigers in Columbus in both the girls 100-meter hurdles and the girls 200-meter dash. C. Pitzer has had a remarkable season on the track and continued that success by posting a 15.32 in the 100-meter hurdles and a 25.46 in the 200-meter dash.
Also representing McClain in the final meet of the year will be Tristan Pitzer in the boys 200-meter dash. T.Pitzer has been remarkable on the track this season and it culminated Saturday with his third place finish in the 200-meter dash in a time of 22.92.
The girls 4×200-meter relay team from McClain also qualified for the opportunity to represent the Lady Tigers at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. The team consisting of Madylyn Stegbauer, Hunter Scott, Ashley Hardesty, and C. Pitzer qualified for the state meet with a time of 1:47.32.
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