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Falcons win district track championship

Top of the district
Riverdale’s Allison Woodruff (middle) runs in front of Carey’s Chloe Etzinger in the 1600 run Saturday in the Division III district meet at Ada. Woodruff finished second and Etzinger third to both qualify for regionals. The Falcons were district champs.
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ADA — Riverdale’s girls captured the district championship, Carey was third, and both schools advanced a slew of athletes to regional competition Saturday in the Division III meet at Ada’s War Memorial Stadium.

The Falcons girls scored 117.5 points to finish well ahead of Coldwater with 95 points. The Cavaliers were just one point ahead of Carey at 94 points.

Allison Woodruff had a good day for the Falcons by winning the district title in the 3200 run in 12:17.13 and finishing as runner-up in the 1600 run in 5:29.85. She also was part of the winning 1600 relay team that also included Kendel Rall, Auhdra Myers and Eden Barnes. They finished in 4:14.25.

Regional qualifier
Carey’s Brayden Young carries the baton in the 800 relay Saturday at Ada. The Blue Devils just missed regionals in the event, placing fifth, but Young qualified as part of the 1600 relay team and in the 400 dash.
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On the first day of districts Thursday, Woodruff anchored the 3200 relay team in a second-place finish. Emily O’Flaherty, Chloe Powell and Barnes joined her to finish in 10:26.07.

The top four finishers in all events qualify for regionals this week.

Rall was champion in the 300 hurdles in 49.20 and finished as runner-up in the 100 hurdles. Myers was second in the 100 dash in 13.04 after having finished second in the long jump Thursday at 17-0.5.

Barnes moved on in fourth place in the 400 dash in 1:04.74, while Powell was fourth in the 800 run in 2:34.86. Katie Boucher threw 34-1 to take second in the shot put, with Kinsey Shull finishing third at 33-10.5.

Great day
Riverdale’s Kendel Rall comes out of the starting blocks in the 400 relay Saturday in the district meet at Ada. The Falcons were fifth in that event, and Rall also helped the Falcons to first place in the 1600 relay while placing first and second, respectively, in the 300 and 100 hurdles.
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The Falcons had plenty of other placers outside the top four as well. The 400 relay relay team of Rall, Kennedy Phelps, Ella Roach and Myers was fifth in 52.24. Erica Fowler, Phelps, O’Flaherty and Barnes were sixth in the 800 relay in 1:55.94.

Roach finished sixth in the 100 dash in 13.77 and was sixth in the pole vault at 8-6. Powell took seventh in the 1600 run in 5:57.12. Shae Berger topped 4-8 to take sixth in the high jump, with Haidyn Thacker topping 4-6 to tie for seventh.

On the first day, Shull was fifth in the discus at 108-10.

District placer
Riverdale’s Ella Roach propels herself upward in the pole vault Saturday in the Division III district meet at Ada. Roach placed sixth in the event to add to Riverdale’s winning point total.
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For Carey, Lexi Plott was the district champion in the 100 hurdles in 16.22 and in the high jump at 5-2. She also anchored the winning 400 relay team. Kelsey Bursby, Eliza Weinandy, Macy Wentling and Plott finished in 51.45. The same team was second in the 800 relay in 1:47.82.

Chloe Etzinger qualified for regionals in a pair of events, finishing second in the 3200 run in 12:26.78 and third in the 1600 run in 5:34.02.

Abbie Bushong was fourth in the shot put at 33-9 after she won the discus the first day by throwing 120-0. Macy Hoepf opened the meet Thursday with a fourth-place finish in the long jump at 16-0.

Season extended
Riverdale’s Eden Barnes pushes toward the finish line in the 400 dash district final Saturday at Ada. Barnes finished fourth to qualify for regionals.
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Weinandy had the closest miss at regionals, finishing fifth in the 200 dash in 27.84, just one-one hundredth of a second out of fourth place. Yost was fifth in the 100 dash in 13.73, with Wentling seventh in the same event in 13.79. Yost, Etzinger, Weinandy and Wentling were fifth in the 1600 relay in 4:30.13.

Abby Kurtz took seventh place in the 3200 run in 14:00.58, and Hoepf was seventh in the 300 hurdles in 51.75. Tristen Courtad was eighth in the 100 hurdles in 18.18 and eighth in the pole vault at 8-0.

Alexis Mattimoe, Ava Gibson, Ellie Courtad and Charlee Conley were seventh in the 3200 relay in 12:09.76 on Thursday.

Riverdale’s boys finished fifth in the team standings with 54 points. Carey was ninth with 31 points. Columbus Grove ran away with the team title 152-101 over Bluffton.

Sprint relay
Carey’s Kelsey Bursby carries the baton in the 800 relay Saturday in the Division III district meet in Ada. Macy Wentling, Bursby, Eliza Weinandy and Lexi Plott were second in that event and won the 400 relay.
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Ethan Warren’s runner-up finish in the 1600 run in 4:39.90 led the Falcons on the second day of the meet. Daniel Donaldson was fourth in the 800 run in 2:04.92, and Andrew Woodruff took fourth place in the 3200 run in 10:32.32.

Landen Bailey, Noah Locke, Jack Dusseau and Zach Tackett were third in the 400 relay in 45.74. Daniel Donaldson, Luke Donaldson, Nick Tackett and Zach Tackett were fourth in the 800 relay in 1:34.47.

Daniel Donaldson, Luke Donaldson, Woodruff and Warren advanced to regionals with a runner-up finish in the 3200 relay in 9:8:25.04 on the opening day of districts. Dusseau also took third place in the high jump at 6-0, with Zach Tackett finishing fourth in the pole vault at 13-6.

Daniel Donaldson, Luke Donaldson, Nick Tackett and Warren missed regionals by one place in the 1600 relay, finishing fifth in 3:38.98. Dusseau came in seventh in the 200 dash in 24.47.

Straight-line speed
Carey’s Riley Yost (left) and Macy Wentling sprint down the track Saturday in the district finals of the 100 dash in Ada. Yost finished fifth and Wentling seventh, both scoring points but missing the regional cut.
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Carey’s boys qualifi­ed for regionals in three events. 

Brayden Young was third in the 400 dash in 52.32, while Brock Bushong threw 148-8 to finish third in the discus. Brayden Young, Austin Niederkohr, Brody Baker and Bryce Young were fourth in the 1600 relay in 3:33.49.

Bryce Young took sixth place in the 1600 run in 4:56.18, while Baker was sixth in the 100 hurdles in 16.44. Brayden Young, Niederkohr, Baker and Bryce Puckett came in fifth in the 800 relay in 1:34.47.

On the first day of the meet, the Blue Devils got points from Bushong finishing sixth in the shot put at 45-6 and the 3200 relay team of Mason Bouillon, Caden Cole, Damon Zimmerly and Audric Ritter finishing eighth in 9:31.89.

The first day of the Division III regional meet begins with field events at 5 p.m. Wednesday at Fostoria.


Team results

  1. Columbus Grove 152, 2. Bluffton 101, 3. McComb 64, 4. Hardin Northern 60, 5. Riverdale 54, 6. Pandora-Gilboa 38, 7. Ada 34, 8. Ridgemont 32, 9. Carey 31, 10. Upper Scioto Valley 25, 11. Waynesfield-Goshen 23, 12. Cory-Rawson 19, 13. Arlington 15, 14. Vanlue 8.

Saturday’s results

200 dash: 7. Dusseau (R) 24.47.

400 dash: 3. Bra. Young (C) 52.32.

800 run: 4. D. Donaldson (R) 2:04.92, 14. Zimmerly (C) 2:19.51.

1600 run: 2. Warren (R) 4:39.90, 6. Bry. Young (C) 4:56.18, 14. Cole (C) 5:26.67.

3200 run: 4. Woodruff (R) 10:32.32, 10. Barnes (R) 11:36.91.

110 hurdles: 6. Baker (C) 16.44.

400 relay: 3. Riverdale (Bailey, Locke, Dusseau, Z. Tackett) 45.74.

800 relay: 4. Riverdale (D. Donaldson, L. Donaldson, N. Tackett, Z. Tackett) 1:34.47, 5. Carey (Bra. Young, Niederkohr, Baker, Puckett) 1:35.12.

1600 relay: 4. Carey (Bra. Young, Niederkohr, Baker, Bry. Young) 3:33.49, 5. Riverdale (D. Donaldson, L. Donaldson, N. Tackett, Warren) 3:38.98.

Discus: 3. Bushong (C) 148-8, 13. Steen (C) 115-6.

Long jump: 11. Dusseau (R) 17-10, 14. Montgomery (C) 17-4.

Thursday’s placers

3200 relay: 2. Riverdale (D. Donaldson, L. Donaldson, Woodruff, Warren) 8:25.04, 8. Carey (Bouillon, Cole, Zimmerly, Ritter) 9:31.89.

Shot put: 6. Bushong (C) 45-6.

High jump: 3. Dusseau (R) 6-0.

Pole vault: 4. Z. Tackett (R) 13-6.


Team results

  1. Riverdale 117.5, 2. Coldwater 95, 3. Carey 94, 4. Columbus Grove 90, 5. Bluffton 73, 6. Cory-Rawson 47, 7. Waynesfield-Goshen 34, 8. Pandora-Gilboa 20, 9. Ada 17, 10. McComb 16, 11. Hardin Northern 14, 12. Arcadia 12, 13. Ridgemont 11.5, 14. Vanlue 10, 15. Arlington 8.

Saturday’s results

100 dash: 2. Myers (R) 13.04, 5. Yost (C) 13.73, 6. Roach (R) 13.77, 7. Wentling (C) 13.79.

200 dash: 5. Weinandy (C) 27.84.

400 dash: 4. Barnes (R) 1:04.74.

800 run: 4. Powell (R) 2:34.86, 13. Courtad (R) 2:57.05, 15. Mattimoe (C) 3:03.99, 16. Conley (C) 3:15.66.

1600 run: 2. Woodruff (R) 5:29.85, 3. Etzinger (C) 5:34.02, 7. Powell (R) 5:57.12, 12. Conley (C) 6:25.26.

3200 run: 1. Woodruff (R) 12:17.13, 2. Etzinger (C) 12:26.78, 7. Kurtz (C) 14:00.58, 12. Clark (R) 17:28.93.

100 hurdles: 1. Plott (C) 16.22, 2. Rall (R) 17.14, 8. T. Courtad (C) 18.18.

300 hurdles: 1. Rall (R) 49.20, 7. Hoepf (C) 51.75.

400 relay: 1. Carey (Bursby, Weinandy, Wentling, Plott) 51.45, 5. Riverdale (Rall, Phelps, Roach, Myers) 52.24.

800 relay: 2. Carey (Wentling, Bursby, Weinandy, Plott) 1:47.82, 6. Riverdale (Fowler, Phelps, O’Flaherty, Barnes) 1:55.94.

1600 relay: 1. Riverdale (Rall, Woodruff, Myers, Barnes) 4:14.25, 5. Carey (Yost, Etzinger, Weinandy, Wentling) 4:30.13.

Shot put: 2. Boucher (R) 34-1, 3. Shull (R) 33-10.5, 4. Bushong (C) 33-9, 14. Kramer (C) 27-0.

High jump: 1. Plott (C) 5-2, 6. Berger (R) 4-8, 7t. Thacker (R) 4-6.

Pole vault: 6. Roach (R) 8-6, 8. T. Courtad (C) 8-0, 13. Gibson (C) 7-0.

Thursday’s placers

3200 relay: 2. Riverdale (O’Flaherty, Powell, Barnes, Woodruff) 10:26.07, 7. Carey (Mattimoe, Gibson, E. Courtad, Conley) 12:09.76.

Discus: 1. Bushong (C) 120-0, 5. Shull (R) 108-10.

Long jump: 2. Myers (R) 17-0.5, 4. Hoepf (C) 16-0.

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