PIQUA — Eaton’s boys and girls track teams will be sending seven individuals and two relay teams to the regionals after top four performances during the Piqua Division II district meet on Thursday and Saturday, May 18 and 20.
Overall, the boys’ team placed third with 59 points, while the girls finished fifth with 51.5.
The Eagles had three district champions.
“Most of the athletes had season best times, marks individually and in the relay races,” Eaton coach Randy McKinney said. “We had a very solid meet against some very tough competition. The regional meet will be an exciting meet. We have several individuals and relays which have a realistic opportunity to qualify for the state championships.”
The regional meet will be held Thursday and Saturday, May 25 and 27 at Piqua High School. Field events will begin at 5 p.m. with running events scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. The top four in each event will qualify to the state meet on June 2 and 3 in Columbus.
Wes Kitchin won the 800 in 2 minutes, 03.9 seconds. Devon Rader won the shot put with a toss of 46-1.5 and Carson Shepherd won the pole vault clearing 12-6.
Placing second was the boys 4×800 relay team of Kolby Hamilton, Aiden Foster, Jack Richardson and Kitchin in 8:32. 91.
Kiera Elliott finished second in the girls 800 in 2:20.42. Hamilton finished second in the boys’ 3,200 in 10:15.01 and Delaney Deaton was second in the girls’ discus with a throw of 104-9.
Logan Littrell placed third in the boys’ pole vault clearing 11-6.
The girls 4×800 relay team of Kaili Hewitt, Addi Guiley, Lauren Guilley and Elliott set a new school record with a time of 9:50.50 to finish fourth and qualify for the regional.
Also placing but not advancing was the girls 4×400 relay team of Hewitt, Lauren Guiley, Addi Guiley and Elliott, who finished fifth; Delaney Deaton was fifth in theg girls’ shot 31-9; and Myah McCloud was fifth in the girls pole vault at 7-0.
Julieanne Deaton finished sixth in the girls discus with a throw of 92-6
Placing seventh was the boys 4×400 relay team of Teruki Sato, Foster, Hamilton and Kitchin with a time of 3:39.31; the boys 4×100 relay team of Wyatt Sasser, Jordan Downs, Cordis Berard, Adam Kopf; Kyeleigh Gifford in the girls pole vault; Kierstyn Schmidt in the girls shot put; Ally Schmidt in the girls 100 hurdles; Emily Haynes in the girls 1600; Addi Guiley in the girls 400; Tanner Davis in the boys 3200; and Cami McCloud in the girls 3200.
Placing eighth was Lauren Guiley in the girls 800; Josie Eilerman in the girls 3200; Nick Laycox in the boys 1600; Rylee Gamble in the girls 200; and Jillian Ditmer in the girls’ high jump.
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