The regional finals of track are still underway but quite a few local athletes have already sprinted, hurdled, jumped and vaulted their way top the finals and a chance to make it to the state meet next week.
However, the 4×800 meter relay team from Fairfield High School have already competed and won their spot at the state meet with a fourth place finish and a time of 8:26.35. That team is comprised of Brandtson Duffie, Trent Swisher, Matthew Mangus, and Noah Richmond.
Another athlete who already has his spot at the state meet is Austin Goolsby of Hillsboro High School who placed third in the pole vault with a height of 14-09.00. That height also breaks the Hillsboro school record of 14-07 which was also set by Gooslby.
Several other athletes made it into the top eight to make it to the finals, most of which are held on Saturday.
For Hillsboro, Mackenzie Conlon placed third in both the 110 and 300 meter hurdles with times of 15.28 and 39.12 respectively. Conlon along with Anthony Anderson, Braden Wildey and Luke Gallimore placed fourth in the 4×200 with a time of 1:32.00.
For McClain, Chayden Pitzer qualified for the finals with a time of 12.75 and a third place finish in the 100 meter dash, a 15:59 and fifth place in the 100 meter hurdles, and a seventh place finish in the 300 meter hurdles with a time of 48.21.
Jhaela Coleman finished fifth in the 100 meter dash with a time of 12.75 and seventh in the 200 meter dash with times of 12.75 and 39.12.
Alex Hollar will run in the 100 meter dash finals after placing third in the event with a time of 11.27. Hollar will join Cody Hardesty, Tyler Jackson, and Tristan Pitzer to run in the 4×100 meter relay finals after getting a fourth place finish with a time of 44.43.
Reach Robert Stegbauer at 937-393-3456 ext. 1679 or on Twitter @RStegbauer