Clyde’s Paula Wollenslegel won a regional title in the girls’ high jump with a 5-foot, 5-inch leap at the Division II regional finals at Lexington High School Thursday.
Wollenslegel will compete in the state competition June 6-7 at the Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium in Columbus.
Oak Harbor’s girls 4X200 relay team of Allie Jett, Karis DeWalt, Rebekah Rayburn and Athena Eli qualified for Saturday’ regional finals after finishing first in the preliminary heat with a school-record time of 1:44.49.
“I was pleasantly surprised,” Eli said of the record. “It was a really cool moment looking up in the stands — it’s just a good feeling. You feel accomplished and you feel like the practices are paying off. We did what we planned on doing.
“Everybody’s mindset is to win. We have a lot more left in us.”
DeWalt, Eli and Jett–along with Cydney St. Clair– also secured a finals run in the 4X400 relay after a first-place qualifying and school-record time (4:04.17).
“It’s an awesome feeling,” Eli said. “That’s history unless somebody breaks it.”
Eli, who sat out the 400 Thursday, also missed two events at districts as her teammates provided Eli another chance.
“It helped the team at regionals,” Eli said. “I was rested after girls stepped up with what we needed. I put all my effort into the relays for the team to advavnce (Thursday).”
Jett, Rayburn, St. Clair and Eli were also fourth in the 4X100 relay Thursday to qualify to the finals.