Area track & field athletes move onto state


Colonel Crawford girls won the team championship in the Division III regional at Heath for the second straight year this past week. The Lady Eagles scored 72 points to top Fairbanks’ total of 49. Many area athletes will move onto Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium on the Ohio State University campus for the state track meet.

Colonel Crawford picked up first-place finishes in the 4×200 (1:46.17) and 4×400 relays (4:03.94). Both the 4×100 (50.66) and 4×800 (9:59.36) placed third to move onto state.

Gabby Roston was the regional champ in the pole vault by clearing 11-4. Cecelia Chase had herself a day with a runner-up finish in the 1,600 meters (5:06.46) and fourth place in the 3,200 meters (11:25.70). Niyah Shipman’s leap of 5-2 in the long jump was good for fourth place.

On the boys side of things for the Eagles, Trevor Vogt was in first place in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 39.74. Vogt was also a part of the 4×200-meter relay team that finished fourth (1:33.12).

In a Division II regional at Lexington, Galion’s Miranda Stone continued her great season in the field with a second-place finish in the shot put. The part of 41 feet, 11.25 inches is the new school record for the Tigers.

Linkon Tyrrell ran a 14.96 in the 110-meter hurdles to move on to Columbus, he came in fourth place. The Tigers’ 4×100 relay team ran a 43.26, which was good for third place.

The state track tournament will be held on June 2 and 3 in Columbus. With Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium being a cashless facility, spectators will need to purchase a ticket from the OHSAA site at

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