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June 6, 2013 Bulldog sports round-up

Season ends for girls track

Six athletes on the Yellow Springs High School girls track and field team competed at the regional tournament in Piqua last week. Despite strong efforts, none qualified for the state tournament.

The top Lady Bulldog finisher was senior Alex Brown, who came in sixth place out of 14 runners in the 1600-meter run with a season-best time of 5:31.12. Brown, who holds the school record in the 1600-meter and one-mile runs, improved on last week’s district run by one second.

Senior Lois Miller concluded her illustrious YSHS running career with an 11th-place 12:33.68 showing in the 3200-meter run at regionals. Miller leaves her name on several school records, most notably the 3200-meter run with a career best of 11:44.73 when she repeated as district champion at Dayton’s Welcome Statdium last week. Miller qualified for states twice while at YSHS and is also the fastest female cross-country runner in school history.

Senior Angela Allen, in her third and final regional appearance, placed 13th in the discus competition with a toss of 94´07˝. However she made the season memorable by breaking the school record several times during the course of the year, raising the bar for future YSHS athletes. Allen graduates with the school record of 107´9˝.

The 4×800 meter relay team achieved its fastest time of the year during the finals of that event at regionals. The team of Charlotte Walkey, Miller, Niki Worsham and Brown posted an 11-second improvement on their district time, but it wasn’t fast enough to advance to state. The quartet finished 11th in 10:33.56.

And junior Kennedy Harshaw concluded a successful season in shot put by heaving it 30´1.25˝ at regionals after a third-place showing at districts last week. Her season best was 31´5˝.

The Lady Bulldogs finished 34th in team scoring out of 41 schools.

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