BUCYRUS - Seneca East's Kaylyn Goshe and Zach Gregg each captured a win to top a small list of regional qualifiers from the first day of the Division III district track meet.
Goshe threw the discus 121-2 in the girls meet, while Gregg cleared 14-6 to claim the pole vault for Seneca East's boys.
The efforts helped the Tigers end the day tied with Wynford for second in the girls meet with 22 points, while Seneca East's boys are third in their meet with 23 points.
Seneca East’s Kaylyn?Goshe tosses the discus 121-2 during the first day of the Division III?district meet in Bucyrus Thursday. The throw won Goshe the district title, and a spot at next week’s regional meet.
New Riegel’s Devin?Reinhart competes in the finals of the shot put during the first day of the Division III?district meet in Bucyrus.
Colonel Crawford leads the girls meet with 23 1/2 points and the boys meet with 32 points, with Ashland Crestview second on the boys side with 31 points.
Seneca East's Kirsten Camp, Seina Adachi, Lydia Depinet and Jenna Larick ran second in the girls 4x800 (10:42.93), and Mohawk's Kayla Risner, Haley Leeth, Shauna Leeth and McKensie Richardson finished third (10:46.46).
Other area boys regional qualifiers include New Riegel shot putter Devin Reinhart, who took third (46-3 3/4), and Buckeye Central long jumper Brice Brenneman, who finished fourth (19-11).
The top four in each event advance to the regionals at Columbian.
Seneca East's Brady McWilliams, Jared Stockmaster, Rob Schaffer and Wesley Pipher ended fifth in the 4x800 (8:54.52), and Mohawk's Chris Koehler, Mitch Parker, Owen Lacey and Logan Stillberger came in sixth (9:18.66).
Kyler Green of Seneca East finished fifth in the pole vault (11-6) and Parker wound up seventh (11-0).
In the boys long jump, New Riegel's Timmy Ink came in fifth (19-8 3/4), Gregg ended sixth (19-8 3/4) and Buckeye Central's Tyler Trapp finished eighth (19-4 1/2).
Owen Best added an eighth in the shot (45-3) for Seneca East.
In the girls meet, Seneca East's Peyton Caudill claimed fifth in the high jump (4-10) and Buckeye Central's Sarah Heydinger tied for seventh (4-10).
Several other area entries advanced to Saturday's finals.
Mohawk's Ali Konkle has the fastest time in the girls 100 hurdles (16.64), and she also reached the finals in the 300 hurdles (51.42).
Mohawk (1:54.27) and Seneca East (1:56.08) each made it in the 4x200.
Konkle, Megan Cleveland, Kayla Risner and Aubrie Flood run for Mohawk, and Amber Hescht, Brittany Brookes, Lindsay Smith and Hannah Hahler do so for Seneca East.
Hescht, Brookes, Camp and Hahler (54.55) enter the finals of the 4x100 with the second-fastest time from prelims. Mohawk's Addie Thiery, Risner, Konkle and Flood (54.88) also advanced.
Emma Breyley qualified for Buckeye Central in the 400 (1:06.04), and teammate Isabelle Biglin reached the finals in the 300 hurdles (53.1).
The 800 finals will include Camp (2:46.07), New Riegel's Abby Mathias (2:44.51), Risner (2:47.1), Buckeye Central's Tamara Metzger (2:44.56) and Larick (2:45.43).
Hahler (28.13) and Hescht (28.85) advanced in the 200.
Seneca East (4:50.25) and Buckeye Central (4:50.26) each have a team in the 4x400 finals.
Hescht, Depinet, Adachi and Larick will run for Seneca East. Metzger, Biglin, Erin Baldosser and Breyley will run for Buckeye Central.
The boys 110 hurdles will have the Seneca East duo of Hunter Saylors (17.05) and Ben Frankart (17.66). Frankart (43.01) and Saylors (45.48) also made it in the 300 hurdles.
Brandon Emshoff of Mohawk (11.62) and Adam Hall of Seneca East (11.7) advanced in the 100.
Mohawk's Ryan Strausbaugh, Emshoff, Austin Eaton and Trevor Zender (1:37.17) and Seneca East's Martin, Garett Boeser, Isaac Phillips and Saylors (1:39.21) reached the finals in the 4x200.
Seneca East (45.51) and Mohawk (46.8) have teams in the 4x100 finals.
Phillips. Brayden Walker, Gregg and Hall will run for Seneca East, and Cody Eaton, Emshoff, Zender and Austin Eaton compete for Mohawk.
Zender will also run in the 400 finals (54.69).
Area boys in the 800 are Schaffer (2:14.35), Pipher (2:12.84), Buckeye Central's Stone Wurm (2:15.3), Parker (2:13.47) and Mohawk's Logan Stillberger (2:19.24).
Walker made finals in the 200 (24.3).
Mohawk (3:40.28) and Buckeye Central (3:44.62) will each have a team in the 4x400 finals.
Zender, Emshoff, Austin Eaton and Parker will run for Mohawk. Brenneman, Carter Bishop, Ross Martin and Wurm will run for Buckeye Central.
Swartzmiller helps Chieftains vault into second
FREMONT - Chet Swartzmiller's runner-up effort helped Hopewell-Loudon end the first day of the Division III district meet in second place Thursday at Fremont Ross.
Swartzmiller cleared 11-4 to take second for the Chieftains, who trail Woodmore 27-24 heading into Saturday's finals.
Old Fort is fourth with 16 points on the strength of Adam Alexander topping 14 feet to win the pole vault.
Hunter Perry added a third in the long jump (19-3 1/2) for Old Fort, and H-L's 4x800 team of Alex Wood, Swartzmiller, Dillon Williams and Marcus Ardner finished fourth (8:42.54) to also gain regional berths.
The top four in each event qualify for the regional meet at Columbian.
Lakota is ninth with six points, Calvert is 11th (4) and St. Wendelin ended the first day tied for 15th (1).
Hopewell-Loudon's Eli Tooker (19-1 1/4) and Zach Clouse (18-5) finished fifth and sixth in the long jump, and Charlie Dell added a fifth in the pole vault (10-6).
Tanner Smith, John Brodman, Connor Behm and Michael Smith ran fifth in the 4x800 (9:13.48) for Calvert.
Lakota sixths came from Kevin Crowe in the discus (135-3) and pole vaulter Sam Kern (10-0).
St. Wendelin's Gabe Walters took eighth in the long jump (18-3 3/4).
Several other local entries qualified for the finals, led by Calvert's Austin Ball, Tyler Long, Ren Boehler and Shane Boehler setting a meet record in the 4x100 prelims (43.79). The same foursome also turned in the day's fastest time in the 4x200 (1:33.52).
Hopewell-Loudon has the second-fastest prelim times in the 4x100 (45.1) and 4x200 (1:34.59).
Elancio Velasquez, Patric Gase, Cody Malone and Tooker are in the 4x100 for H-L, and Velasquez, Gase, Noah Breidenbach and Tooker are in the 4x200.
Old Fort's Perry, Marc Harris, Brad Bannister and Hootie Cleveland also made the finals in the 4x100 (47.99).
Ball, Michael Smith, Dan Reineke and Long turned in the second-best prelim time in the 4x400 (3:36.05).
They'll be joined in the race by H-L's Breidenbach, Clouse, Ardner and Ben Bodart (3:37.07).
The individual events will also boast several area athletes.
Ren Boehler (15.64), Bodart (16.32) and Gase (16.53) qualified in the 110 hurdles.
Shane Boehler ran the fastest prelim time in the 100 (11.34), and will be joined by Long (11.54) and Malone (11.92).
The 1,600 will have Lakota's Luke Baker (5:09.48) and Caleb Tolento (5:11.04), H-L's Dylan Alvarado (5:10.68) and Dylan Napier (5:12.39) and Old Fort's Cole Manasian (5:14.56).
Breidenbach is in the finals of the 400 (52.82), and Bodart (42.37), Ren Boehler (42.39) and Reineke (42.41) made the finals in the 300 hurdles.
Saturday's finals in the 800 will include Old Fort's Tito Lopez (2:07.97), Ardner (2:09.23), Bannister (2:10.28), Toleto (2:14.18), Michael Smith (2:14.26) and H-L's Dillon Williams (2:15.09).
Shane Boehler (22.93) and Ball (23.14) have the top two times entering the 200 finals, with Tooker (23.45) and Malone (24.07) also making the cut.
Swartz moves on for Carey
FINDLAY - Kyle Swartz finished fourth Thursday in the discus to give Carey's boys a regional qualifier on the first day of the Division III track meet at Liberty-Benton.
Swartz had a throw of 142-4 for the Blue Devils.
The top four in each event qualify for the regional at Columbian.
Carey also had a few athletes advance to Saturday's district finals.
The finalists are Trevor Cook (5:02.7) and Evan Hyatt (5:04.7) in the 1,600, and Ben Kromer (52.77) and Hyatt (52.91) in the 400.