On a cool, overcast and eventually rainy Tuesday evening, Division II track teams from all over the Southeast District gathered at Washington High School for the first day of the District track meet.
After three events were scored (the shot put, the 4 x 800-meter relay and the high jump), Miami Trace led the girls meet with 17 points.
Unioto was second with 16 points, followed by Zane Trace with 15 and Westfall with 14 points.
There was a three-way tie for fifth place between McDermott Northwest, Circleville and the Lady Lions of Washington, all with 10 points.
Miami Trace sophomore Katie Seyfang won the District championship in the shot put with a best throw of 38’ 7” That win was worth 10 team points.
Miami Trace freshman Tori Morrison is also a Regional qualifier, placing fourth in the high jump at 4’ 10”. That was good for five points for the team.
Junior Macey Stires was eighth in the high jump at 4’ 8”, adding one point to the team total.
Miami Trace’s 4 x 800-meter relay team placed eighth in a time of 11:45.66. That also gave the team one point. That quartet consisted of senior Julia Barrett, freshman Abby Riley, senior Anna Pfeifer and freshman Tori Evans.
The Lady Blue Lion 4 x 800-meter relay placed fifth with a time of 10:43.23, giving the team four points. That foursome was sophomore Maddy Garrison, senior Kirsten List, and sophomores Alexa Harris and Maria Pickerill.
Washington had two scorers in the high jump.
Senior Maria Wilson placed fifth at 4’ 10”, good for four points and sophomore Savanna Davis placed seventh, giving the team two points.
In the shot put, freshman Taylor Smith was 10th at 29’ 10 1/2”. Sophomore Trinity Ragland was 19th at 24’ 11”.
Miami Trace sophomore Gretchen Ivers was 18th at 25’ 10”.
In the boys’ meet, after four events were scored, Washington was ninth with seven points and Miami Trace was 11th with three points.
Circleville was setting the pace with 36 points.
Minford was second with 20 points and Unioto was third with 18 points.
Logan Elm and Jackson were tied for fourth with 16 points; Waverly was sixth with 15 points, followed by McClain in seventh with nine points and Hillsboro in eighth place with eight points.
For the Blue Lions, senior Hunter Sever placed sixth in the pole vault at 11’ 6”, scoring three points for the team.
Junior Levi Davis was fifth at 11’ 6”, scoring four points.
Panthers’ freshman Wyatt Cory and junior Jacob Haldeman tied for ninth in the pole vault at 10’ 0”.
Miami Trace sophomore Wes Seyfang scored three points by taking sixth in the discus throw at 124’ 0”.
Washington junior Trevor Hicks was 15th at 108’ 5”.
Miami Trace junior Brad Mossbarger was 18th at 107’ 1”.
Blue Lion senior Mason McCane was 22nd at 94’ 10”.
In the long jump, Panthers senior Devin Bainter was 12th at 18’ 5 1/2”.
Miami Trace junior Corey Olley placed 20th at 16’ 1 1/2”.
The Blue Lions did not have any long jumpers in the meet Tuesday.
In the 4 x 800-meter relay, Washington was 10th in a time of 9:15.57. Those team members were sophomores Brandon Underwood, Josh Trimmer and Chris Conger and senior Branton Mitchell.
The Panthers were 14th in the 4 x 800-meter relay in 9:54.35. Those relay members were all freshmen: Jake Atwood, Jothem Lewis, August Langley and Josh Holmes.
For more results, go to finishtiming.com.
The meet continues Saturday at 10 a.m. at Washington High School.
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