McClain’s Chayden Pitzer takes 8th in 100 hurdles Saturday, competes in prelims if 300 hurdles and 100 dash Friday


By Ryan Applegate - rapplegate@timesgazette.com



Chayden Pitzer, far right, begins to jump over the final hurdle on Saturday in the D II girl’s 100-meter hurdles finals at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium on the campus of Ohio State University in Columbus.

Chayden Pitzer, far right, begins to jump over the final hurdle on Saturday in the D II girl’s 100-meter hurdles finals at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium on the campus of Ohio State University in Columbus.


McClain’s Chayden Pitzer made her second consecutive trip to the Division II OHSAA State Track and Field Meet on June 1 and 2 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium in Columbus on the campus of Ohio State University.

Pitzer qualified for the State Meet in the D II girl’s 100-meter hurdles, 100-meter dash and 300-meter hurdles. At the Region 7 Regional Track and Field Championship Pitzer posted times of 15.37 seconds in the 100-meter hurdles, 12.75 seconds in the 100-meter dash and 46.50 seconds in the 300-meter hurdles.

On Friday Pitzer ran in the preliminaries of each event and qualified for Saturday’s finals in the D II girl’s 100-meter hurdles in eighth place with a time of 15.21 seconds.

The other two preliminary races for Pitzer on Friday, the girl’s 100-meter dash and 300-meter hurdles, saw her post the eleventh best time of 12.65 seconds and the fourteenth best time of 46.59 seconds respectively in each event.

On Saturday Pitzer participated in the finals of the D II 100-meter hurdles and finished on the podium in eighth place with a time of 14.90 seconds.

Pitzer talked about her nerves entering the finals of the girl’s 100-meter hurdles on Saturday after the race.

“It’s been very nerve wracking. Like, I have been super nervous because last year I made the State finals and I ended up not making it on the podium. I was so nervous today and all I wanted to do was make it on the podium,” said Pitzer.

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Chayden Pitzer, far right, begins to jump over the final hurdle on Saturday in the D II girl’s 100-meter hurdles finals at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium on the campus of Ohio State University in Columbus.
https://www.timesgazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/33/2018/06/web1_Chayden-Pitzer-at-State-2018-100-Hurdles-Final.jpgChayden Pitzer, far right, begins to jump over the final hurdle on Saturday in the D II girl’s 100-meter hurdles finals at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium on the campus of Ohio State University in Columbus.

By Ryan Applegate

rapplegate@timesgazette.com

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