Track and field
Austintown Division I district
Ellet, Kent Roosevelt, Tallmadge and Ravenna each had top-four finishers in multiple events at the Austintown Division I district meet on Friday.
The first four finishers in each event qualify for the regional meet next week at Austintown Fitch for the chance to advance to the state meet.
Andrew Mason of Ellet won the 800-meter run with a time of 2 minutes, 5.73 seconds to qualify for the regional meet. Ellet’s Dorland Bell finished third in the event and Derek Stout placed third in the discus to advance to the regional meet.
Grant Mercer placed second in the 300 hurdles and second in the long jump to lead Kent Roosevelt. Katie Morsefield won the long jump and Alex Marsinek placed fourth in the event and will compete in the regional meet.
The Rough Riders had top-four finishers in relay events, including third-place finishes in the girls 3,200 and 400 relays and the boys 800 relay.
The Blue Devils were led by a first-place finish in the 800 run by Brian McGovern and a third-place finish in the 3200 run by Pat Ferguson. Kaycee Harris placed third in the 300 hurdles to lead the girls. The Blue Devils also placed in the top four in the girls 1,600, 800 and 400 relays and the boys 3,200 relay.
Olivia Chinn placed first in the 3,200 run and third in the 1,600 run, while Ja’Lynn Starks took third in the 400 dash to lead the Ravens to the regional meet.
Norwayne Division III district
Cory Glines won the 800-, 1,600- and 3,200-meter runs to lead the St. Thomas Aquinas boys track and field team to a first-place finish at the Norwayne Division III district meet.
Bryan Wilkins won the 110 hurdles and placed third in the 300 hurdles for the Knights. Wilkins also ran in the 400 relay team that placed first. Josiah Moore placed first in the 100 dash and Alex Benedetti took second in the 200 dash to advance to the regional in Navarre.
The Knights also placed first in the 800 relay and the 3,200 relay.
Jared Poorman finished in first in the 200 dash and Alex Bates took first in the long jump to lead Smithville to a second-place finish.
The Smithies also took first in the 800 relay with a team of Nate Smith, Tolan Shane, Bates and Poorman. Shane also finished in second in the 400 dash.
Danielle Besancon won the pole vault and Kaitlyn Hostetler won the long jump to lead the Smithville girls to a first-place finish.
Maggie Poorman placed second in the 400 dash and took fourth in the 200 dash to advance to the regional meet and the 800 relay team of Annika Spurlock, Angie Pollock, Hostetler and Poorman finished first.
Molly Pusateri finished in first in the 800 run and Victoria Laubacher won the 3,200 run to lead the St. Thomas Aquinas girls team. Pusateri and Laubacher also ran on the winning 3,200 relay team.