Prep roundup: Local track and field athletes crowned regional champs

Prep roundup: Local track and field athletes crowned regional champs

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Prep roundup: Local track and field athletes crowned regional champs

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Oak Harbor sophomore Athena Eli felt like the Rockets peaked at regionals last season.

Even after establishing two relay records at regionals Thursday, Eli knew that wasn’t the case this year.

Karis DeWalt, Cydney St. Clair, Eli and Allie Jett won the 4×400 relay at 4 minutes, 91 seconds while Jett, DeWalt, Rebekah Rayburn and Eli were second in the 4×200 relay (1:44.28) Saturday in Division II at Lexington. Both marks improved on school records from Thursday and the Rockets’ girls finished third overall.

“I’m looking forward to running at Jesse Owens Stadium,” DeWalt said. “We have a great chance of improving from last year. We have dropped our time tremendously, giving us a great lane placement for our relays.

“It will be a great weekend no matter what happens.”

Jett, Rayburn, St. Clair and Eli were fourth in the 4×100 relay. Jordyn Dunn was fourth in the discus.

“(Saturday) was amazing,” Eli said. “To get all our sprint relays to state is awesome and to break two school records is even better. I’m so proud of my team and our relays.

“This is an incredible feeling, and I’m excited to see what we can do next week.”

Clyde’s Paula Wollenslegel won the high jump at 5-05.

“I’m happy with my performance and excited that I won,” Wollenslegel said. “(Jumps) coach (Steve) Baker has helped me so much.”

The Fliers’ Thomas Davis was fourth in the 200 while Davis, Alex Webber, Kaleb Herrera and Collin Rieman were second in the 4×200 relay for the boys.

“I was very satisfied with how I ran at regionals, and I’m very excited to have an opportunity like this to run at state,” Davis said. “Going into the season, my main goal was to qualify in a relay, but I accomplished more than I thought I would by making it in the 200 and 4×2.”

Bellevue’s Lauren Turner was third in the 800. Kylie Vogel, Mariah McPeak, Elizabeth Ish and Turner were fourth in the 4×400 relay.

Rieman was fifth in the 400. Mathew Gerber, Joe Bair, Zach Rieman and Collin Rieman were fifth in the 4×400 relay.

The Redmen’s Kenyon Missler, Seth Linder, Kyle Norman and Dylan Fultz were fifth in the 4×100 relay.

Margaretta’s Trent Balduff was fifth in the pole vault Thursday.

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