Onward to Lexington for Galion tracksters


By Chad Clinger - cclinger@civitasmedia.com



OAK HARBOR — It was a busy three days for the track squads from Galion High School. After three days of tough competition at the Division II Northwest track and field meet at Oak Harbor High School, the Tigers will be sending off three relay teams and seven individuals to the Division II Region VI meet at Lexington High School.

The Lady Tigers finished the meet with 66 points, good for 5th place overall in the district.

Jalyn Oswald, Kerrigan Myers, Marisa Gwinner and Kylie Redman finished the 4×100-meter relay event with a time of 54.02, good for a runner-up finish and a trip to Lexington. Gwinner will be representing the blue and orange at the regional meet as well after claiming district championships in the high jump and long jump. In the high jump, Gwinner needed to clear just 5’2” to move on and joining her in Lexington will be teammate Myers. Myers finished fourth, clearing 5’1”. Gwinner leaped to a distance of 16’11” to claim the long jump crown.

Bri Streib will also be at the regional meet for Galion after winning the discus and finishing as the runner-up in the shot put. Streib broke the school record in the discus on her way to the title with a throw of 128’5”. Anna Court finished sixth in the event, throwing 107’6”. In the shot put, Streib finished with a throw of 37’4.5” to take second. In other field events, Myers earned eighth place points for the Lady Tigers in the pole vault, clearing 8’6”.

The 4×800 relay team consisting of Airyona Nickels, Megan Zier, Callie Wildenthaler and Lauren Huggins finished seventh overall at the meet with a time of 11:46.87.

Myers stayed busy for Galion, earning fifth place points in the 100-meter hurdles. Myers finished in 16.93 with teammate Brooklyn Cosey taking seventh at 17.43. Oswald snagged seventh place points for the Tigers in the 200-meter dash, finishing in 29.20 and Sari Conner rounded out the scoring with an eighth place finish in the 800 (2:45.37).

Galion’s boys squad will be sending two relay teams to Lexington this week, with one of those teams winning the district title.

The 4×200 team of Caleb Ivy, Takoda Crisman, Harrison Ivy and Colin McCullough took the top spot in the field, winning the event with a time of 1:31.05. Switching out Caleb for Colbey Fox, the Tigers’ 4×400 team took runner-up in the 4×400 with a time of 3:26.77, less than a second behind the champion Lexington Minutemen. Evan Barker, Zhamir Anderson, Caleb Ivy and Takoda Crisman just missed out on advancing, finishing fifth in the 4×100 relay with a time of 45.58.

Members of the above mentioned relay teams will also be representing the Tigers this week at regionals.

McCullough will be participating in the 110 and 300-meter hurdles after taking third in the 110 (15.24) and second in the 300 (41.01). Harrison Ivy was the runner-up in the 400-meter dash at districts with a time of 51.83, qualifying for regionals.

Also joining their teammates will be shot put thrower Brett May and jumper Zhamir Anderson. May used a heave of 47’1.5” to finish third in the field to advance to this week’s action. Anderson finished fourth overall in the long jump in Oak Harbor with a bound of 20’11.5”. In other field events for Galion, May finished eighth in the discus (129’6”) and Kelby Knight posted a height of 11’6” to finish eighth in the pole vault.

Galion will be competing on Thursday May 25 at 4 pm and Saturday May 27 at 11:30 am at Lexington High School with their eyes set on advancing to the State track and field meet at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium on June 2 and 3.

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By Chad Clinger

cclinger@civitasmedia.com

Follow Chad on Twitter @GalionSportsGuy

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