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YSHS track and field athlete Ed Johnson  sprinted the last leg of the 4x400-meter relay at last week’s district meet. Johnson helped his team clinch third place and qualify for regionals with a time of 45.78 seconds. Olivia Brintlinger-Conn cleared a hurdle on her way to a regional qualification last week. At the high school district track and field meet, Brintlinger-Conn finished fourth in the 300-meter hurdles in 49.53 seconds to advance to regionals. (Left photo by Tim Sherwood; right photo by Jesi Worsham)

YSHS track and field athlete Ed Johnson sprinted the last leg of the 4x400-meter relay at last week’s district meet. Johnson helped his team clinch third place and qualify for regionals with a time of 45.78 seconds. Olivia Brintlinger-Conn cleared a hurdle on her way to a regional qualification last week. At the high school district track and field meet, Brintlinger-Conn finished fourth in the 300-meter hurdles in 49.53 seconds to advance to regionals. (Left photo by Tim Sherwood; right photo by Jesi Worsham)

YSHS athletes advance to regionals

“It was a great day to be a Bulldog,” YSHS Track Coach John Gudgel said of his team’s showing at the OHSAA District Meet at Welcome Stadium in Dayton last week.

The teams — both boys and girls — are sending more athletes on to regionals than at any time in the last 25 years, according to Gudgel.

“Our athletes performed beyond and above our expectations at the district meet which has been the norm rather than the exception throughout the season,” Gudgel said.

Regionals will be Wednesday, May 27, through Saturday, May 30, at Troy High School.

Roberts, relays move on

Julian Roberts was crowned district champion in the 300-meter hurdles, in 48.24, leading the girls team to a seventh-place finish out of 17 schools. Roberts will also compete in this week’s regional meet as a part of the district runner-up 4×1600-meter relay team that also features Charlotte Walkey, Dymeisha Banks and Olivia Brintlinger-Conn. That squad captured second at districts with a time of 4:23.26.

Roberts will also race in the 4×400-meter relay team with Christina and Dymeisha Banks and Brintlinger-Conn, which finished fourth at districts in 53.66.

Other individuals who will compete at regionals in hopes of moving on to state are Walkey in the 800-meter race and Brintlinger-Conn in the 300-meter hurdles, finishing in fourth place at districts with times of 2:30.51 and 49.53, respectively.

At districts, Banks additionally ran the 100-meter dash in 13.59 seconds, good for sixth place but shy of qualifying. Brintlinger-Conn ran the 100-meter hurdles in 18.31, also earning sixth. Jasmine Davidson threw the shot put 31´7˝ for sixth, and Amani Wagner heaved it 31´2˝, good for eighth place. Season best performances in a non-scoring effort were turned in by Maya Creighton, Emma Romohr and Ket White.

Butler runner-up for boys

Kaner Butler hurdled his way to runner-up finishes and regional berths at the district meet last week. He ran the 110-meter hurdle event in 16.11 seconds and 300-hurdle event in 40.69 seconds. Joining Butler this week at regionals is the 4×400-meter relay team of Aaron Sherwood, Bryce White, Cameron Miles and Edward Johnson, which clinched third at districts in 45.78 seconds. Levi Brown also advanced with a 4:49 fourth-place finish in the 1600-meter run, along with the 4×800-meter relay squad of Miles, White, Joe Plumer and Johnson, which came in fourth in 1:36.28.

Competing, but not qualifying, at the district meet was James Browning, who finished in eighth place in the high jump in 5´8˝. Heikiem Foy turned in a season-best performance at districts, but did not move on.

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YSHS athletes advance to regionals

by Megan Bachman