Track and field
Salem Division II
Brian Hanshaw of Field set a meet record in the long jump with a mark of 21 feet, 7¾ inches to lead the Falcons to first place after the first day of the Salem Division II district meet.
Hanshaw broke the record of 21-7 set in 2004. Preston Semler of Field finished in second with a 21-6 mark in the long jump and Travonte Junius of St. Vincent-St. Mary took third in the event.
Logan Hull of Manchester finished third in the discus to lead the Panthers to second place.
Janessa Ridenour of North finished third in the high jump to lead the Vikings, and Brittni Porter of Manchester finished fourth in the event to lead the Panthers.
Ciera Trybend of Salem placed first in the shot put to lead the Quakers to a first-place finish. Shayna White of Southeast finished in second in the shot put, and the Pirates are tied for second after the first round.
Division I district
Aaron Sandberg of Walsh Jesuit, Joey Thomas of Jackson and Jacob Dunbar of Cloverleaf all qualified for the state tournament and will play in semifinal matches of the Division I district tournament on Saturday at Oberlin.
Sandberg will play Thomas and Dunbar will play Nathan Griffin of Cleveland St. Ignatius in the semifinal matches. Steven Boslet of Hudson will play Jake Zalenski of Jackson for the chance to go to state and play in the fifth-place match on Saturday.
The top six in singles and doubles advance to the state tournament.
Rob DeMarco and Mike O’Connor of North Canton Hoover will play Andrew Ong and Jarad Pennington of Copley in a doubles semifinal match on Saturday.
Both duos have already advanced to the state tournament.
Austin Aten and Gavin Aten of Copley can advance to state with a win in the fifth-place match.