Carroll leads the way to track & field regionals


By John Bombatch - jbombatch@civitasmedia.com



Distance running standout Ben Ewert of Beavercreek, paralympic world record holder Grace Norman, the Bellbrook girls 3,200-meter relay team, and Fairborn thrower Sam Sherwood will all compete in their respective Ohio High School Athletic Association regional track and field championships this week. The Bellbrook girls 3,200-meter relay team of Madison Pelfrey, Kayla Parker, Natalie Stein, Lauren Kemper (shown here competing in the inaugural Greene County Championships earlier this year), have qualified for this week’s Division I regional track and field championships at Dayton’s Perc Welcome Stadium.


Distance running standout Ben Ewert of Beavercreek, paralympic world record holder Grace Norman, the Bellbrook girls 3,200-meter relay team, and Fairborn thrower Sam Sherwood will all compete in their respective Ohio High School Athletic Association regional track and field championships this week. Xenia Christian’s Grace Norman, shown here setting an International Paralympic Union world record in a high school track meet earlier this season, will be competing in the Division III regionals in Troy this week.


Distance running standout Ben Ewert of Beavercreek, paralympic world record holder Grace Norman, the Bellbrook girls 3,200-meter relay team, and Fairborn thrower Sam Sherwood will all compete in their respective Ohio High School Athletic Association regional track and field championships this week. Beavercreek standout distance runner Ben Ewert, shown in this 2015 file photo, will compete in three distance running events at this week’s Division I regional track and field championships in Dayton.


Distance running standout Ben Ewert of Beavercreek, paralympic world record holder Grace Norman, the Bellbrook girls 3,200-meter relay team, and Fairborn thrower Sam Sherwood will all compete in their respective Ohio High School Athletic Association regional track and field championships this week. Fairborn senior Sam Sherwood, shown here tossing a discus at the Greene County Championships earlier this season, will compete in the Division I shot put regional championships this week in Dayton.


Regional Qualifiers

DIVISION I

Beavercreek — Girls 3,200-meter Relay (Cameron Baird, Jordan Grant, Lauren Shuman, Stephanie Pierce); Boys 3,200 Relay (Ian Johnson, Brad Klingbeil, Benjamin Ewert, Jacob Benigno); Boys 110 Hurdles (Matthew Riekens); Girls 1,600 run (Shuman); Boys 1,600 (Ewert); Girls 800 Run (Pierce, Grant); Boys 800 (Johnson); 3,200 (Ewert); Boys Discus (Jay Drennen); Girls Pole Vault (Makensie Wasson);

Bellbrook — Girls 3,200 relay (Madison Pelfrey, Kayla Parker, Natalie Stein, Lauren Kemper); Girls 800 Relay (Kennedy Szekely, Kalli Kramer, Parker, Kelsey Schoenung); Girls 400 (Kramer); 300 Hurdles (Casey Murphy); Girls 1,600 Relay (Murphy, Parker, Stein, Kramer); Boys Discus (Justin Havens); Girls High Jump (Melissa Wahl); Girls Pole Vault (Riley Allen);

Xenia — Girls 100 Dash (Ahzjai Files, Tatum Washington); Girls 400 Relay (Washington, Files, Shali Morris, Konni Lorenz); 200 Dash (Washington);

Fairborn — Boys 400 Relay (Gracen Barnhart, Omar Inman, Adam Knaub, Brandon Easterling); Girls Discus (Courtney Lawson); Boys shot put (Sam Sherwood);

DIVISION II

(at Dayton)

Carroll Girls — 3,200 Relay (Christina Kallet, Hannah Ritter, Ellie Rumme, Maria McCarty); Girls 800 Relay (Julia Barbera, Elise Paietta, Haley Sabo, Helena Ballard); 1,600 Run (McCarty); 400 Relay (Barbera, Paietta, Callie Wolfenberger, Ballard); Girls 800 Run (Kallet); 3,200 Run (Claire Farrell); 1,600 Relay (Kallet, Sabo, Nyanjok Mawein, Barbera); Girls High Jump (Barbera); Girls Long Jump (Sabo); Girls Pole Vault (Kallet);

Greeneview — Girls 100 Hurdles (Jessica Folino); Girls 400 Dash (Ocean Morris); 300 Hurdles (Folino); Boys 300 Hurdles (Robbie Engle); Girls 1,600 Relay (Olivia Maxwell, Folino, Morris, Alex Hansen); Boys Discus (Jaron Stoneburner);

Greenon — Girls 400 Dash (Rachel Stute); Girls 200 Dash (Stute);

(at Lexington)

Carroll Boys — 3,200 Relay (Mike Laughlin, Kevin Sheedy, Kurt Middleton, Mike Ciesko); 110 Hurdles (Daniel Lajeunesse); 800 Relay (Sam Janson, Dante Porter, LaJeunesse, Bailey Reid); 1,600 Run (Laughlin); 400 Relay (Sean Pauley, Reid, Noah Hoagland, Porter); 400 Dash (Janson, Stafford Stevens); 300 Hurdles (LaJeunesse); 1,600 Relay (Stevens, LaJeunesse, Porter, Janson); Long Jump (Pauley);

DIVISION III

Xenia Christian — Girls 3,200 Relay (Ariana Nelson, Grace Norman, Tori Estepp, Rachel Sweeney); 100 Dash (Tyrah Webb); 800 Relay (Jamaica Chapman, Nelson, Morgan Adams, Webb); Girls 1,600 Run (Norman, Estepp); Boys 1,600 Run (Isaac Erlundson); Girls 400 Relay (Chapman, Renee Fear, Adams, Webb); Girls 300 Hurdles (Adams); Girls 800 Run (Rachel Sweeney); Boys 800 Run (Noah Cushman); Girls 1,600 Relay (Nelson, Norman, Estepp, Sweeney); Boys 1,600 Relay (James Brads, Sam Harmen, Drew Brads, Cushman);

Cedarville — Girls 3,200 Relay (Alli Christman, Audrey Waymire, Alexandra Gruenberg, Kayla Helmick); Girls 800 Relay (Maggie Coe, Becky Crew, Grace Stevenson, Kyla Harding); Boys 800 Relay (Everett Harding, Nick Christman, Brandon Pollock, Devin Gruet); Boys 400 Dash (N. Christman, Gruet); Boys 300 Hurdles (E. Harding); Boys 1,600 Relay (N. Christman, Gruet, E. Harding, Nathan Sheridan);

Yellow Springs — Boys 110 Hurdles (Kaner Butler); Girls 400 Dash (Ayanna Madison); Girls 300 Hurdles (Julie Roberts, Olivia Brintlinger-Conn); Girls 800 Run (Charlotte Walkey); Girls 200 Dash (Dymeisha Banks); Girls 3,200 Run (Jude Meekin); Girls 1,600 Relay (Walkey, Banks, Madison, Roberts); Girls Discus (Amani Wagner); Boys High Jump (Oluka Okia).

By John Bombatch

jbombatch@civitasmedia.com

At least two track & field athletes from each of the 10 Greene County area high schools will compete in this week’s regional track and field championships.

Carroll had so many regional qualifiers, they’re going to two.

The Carroll Patriots boys team advanced in 10 events and will compete in the Division II Lexington regional, up near Mansfield. The Pats girls team is in 11 events and will compete a lot closer to home — at the Division II regionals at Dayton’s Perc Welcome Stadium.

Carroll emerged as the D-II district team champions in both the boys and the girls races, this past weekend at New Paris Graham High School. According to Patriots track coach Mike Triola, it’s the third consecutive year that the boys have claimed the district title and the first year, ever, for the girls to win it.

The OHSAA does its best to make the state’s four regionals as even as possible. This year, boys teams from Carroll, Brookville and a couple Columbus-area schools were moved into the Northwest regional.

Carroll’s 21 regional qualifiers (seven relays, 14 individuals) are tops among Greene County area schools. Xenia Christian is next with 12 event qualifiers (5 relays, 7 individuals), Beavercreek (two relays, nine individuals) is represented in 11 events, followed by Yellow Springs (10), Cedarville (7) and Greeneview and Bellbrook with six each. Xenia has four regional qualifiers, Fairborn has three and Greenon is sending two.

Among the four area Division I schools, Beavercreek and Bellbrook advanced out of the Dayton district championships at Welcome Stadium, while Fairborn and Xenia advanced student athletes out of the D-I district championships at Huber Heights Wayne High School.

The D-I regional track and field championships will take place Wednesday, May 25 and Friday, May 27 at Welcome. Field events — all finals — in boys pole vault, long jump, and discus, and girls high jump start Wednesday at 5 p.m. with track events set to get under way at 6:30 p.m.

Division II will have area teams Greeneview and Greenon, and the Carroll girls contingent among its ranks. The D-II championships will take place Thursday and Saturday at Welcome Stadium. Thursday’s starting times are also at 5 p.m. (field event finals) and 6:30 p.m (track).

The Carroll boys are off to Lexington, just west of Mansfield. Lexington’s regional will also run Thursday and Saturday, except their field events start at 4 p.m. with track events set for 5 p.m.

Fortunately, Carroll held its senior commencement ceremonies last Friday. So, there’ll be no need for any Patriot seniors to hustle back to the Dayton area to graduate on either day.

Division III teams Yellow Springs, Cedarville and Xenia Christian will vie for a shot at competing at state on Wednesday and Friday, but their D-III regional competition will take place in Troy. For D-III, field events get going at 4 p.m. with track events starting up at 5 p.m.

Once preliminaries are contested and the final fields are determined, the top-4 from each region’s final event will advance on to the Ohio High School Athletic Associations state track and field championships, June 3-4 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium, on the Ohio State University campus in Columbus.

Distance running standout Ben Ewert of Beavercreek, paralympic world record holder Grace Norman, the Bellbrook girls 3,200-meter relay team, and Fairborn thrower Sam Sherwood will all compete in their respective Ohio High School Athletic Association regional track and field championships this week. The Bellbrook girls 3,200-meter relay team of Madison Pelfrey, Kayla Parker, Natalie Stein, Lauren Kemper (shown here competing in the inaugural Greene County Championships earlier this year), have qualified for this week’s Division I regional track and field championships at Dayton’s Perc Welcome Stadium.
http://xeniagazette.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_Bellbrook3200_PS.jpgDistance running standout Ben Ewert of Beavercreek, paralympic world record holder Grace Norman, the Bellbrook girls 3,200-meter relay team, and Fairborn thrower Sam Sherwood will all compete in their respective Ohio High School Athletic Association regional track and field championships this week. The Bellbrook girls 3,200-meter relay team of Madison Pelfrey, Kayla Parker, Natalie Stein, Lauren Kemper (shown here competing in the inaugural Greene County Championships earlier this year), have qualified for this week’s Division I regional track and field championships at Dayton’s Perc Welcome Stadium.

Distance running standout Ben Ewert of Beavercreek, paralympic world record holder Grace Norman, the Bellbrook girls 3,200-meter relay team, and Fairborn thrower Sam Sherwood will all compete in their respective Ohio High School Athletic Association regional track and field championships this week. Xenia Christian’s Grace Norman, shown here setting an International Paralympic Union world record in a high school track meet earlier this season, will be competing in the Division III regionals in Troy this week.
http://xeniagazette.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_NormanTrack_PS.jpgDistance running standout Ben Ewert of Beavercreek, paralympic world record holder Grace Norman, the Bellbrook girls 3,200-meter relay team, and Fairborn thrower Sam Sherwood will all compete in their respective Ohio High School Athletic Association regional track and field championships this week. Xenia Christian’s Grace Norman, shown here setting an International Paralympic Union world record in a high school track meet earlier this season, will be competing in the Division III regionals in Troy this week.

Distance running standout Ben Ewert of Beavercreek, paralympic world record holder Grace Norman, the Bellbrook girls 3,200-meter relay team, and Fairborn thrower Sam Sherwood will all compete in their respective Ohio High School Athletic Association regional track and field championships this week. Beavercreek standout distance runner Ben Ewert, shown in this 2015 file photo, will compete in three distance running events at this week’s Division I regional track and field championships in Dayton.
http://xeniagazette.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_EwertFile_PS.jpgDistance running standout Ben Ewert of Beavercreek, paralympic world record holder Grace Norman, the Bellbrook girls 3,200-meter relay team, and Fairborn thrower Sam Sherwood will all compete in their respective Ohio High School Athletic Association regional track and field championships this week. Beavercreek standout distance runner Ben Ewert, shown in this 2015 file photo, will compete in three distance running events at this week’s Division I regional track and field championships in Dayton.

Distance running standout Ben Ewert of Beavercreek, paralympic world record holder Grace Norman, the Bellbrook girls 3,200-meter relay team, and Fairborn thrower Sam Sherwood will all compete in their respective Ohio High School Athletic Association regional track and field championships this week. Fairborn senior Sam Sherwood, shown here tossing a discus at the Greene County Championships earlier this season, will compete in the Division I shot put regional championships this week in Dayton.
http://xeniagazette.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_Sam-Sherwood_PS.jpgDistance running standout Ben Ewert of Beavercreek, paralympic world record holder Grace Norman, the Bellbrook girls 3,200-meter relay team, and Fairborn thrower Sam Sherwood will all compete in their respective Ohio High School Athletic Association regional track and field championships this week. Fairborn senior Sam Sherwood, shown here tossing a discus at the Greene County Championships earlier this season, will compete in the Division I shot put regional championships this week in Dayton.

By John Bombatch

jbombatch@civitasmedia.com

Regional Qualifiers

DIVISION I

Beavercreek — Girls 3,200-meter Relay (Cameron Baird, Jordan Grant, Lauren Shuman, Stephanie Pierce); Boys 3,200 Relay (Ian Johnson, Brad Klingbeil, Benjamin Ewert, Jacob Benigno); Boys 110 Hurdles (Matthew Riekens); Girls 1,600 run (Shuman); Boys 1,600 (Ewert); Girls 800 Run (Pierce, Grant); Boys 800 (Johnson); 3,200 (Ewert); Boys Discus (Jay Drennen); Girls Pole Vault (Makensie Wasson);

Bellbrook — Girls 3,200 relay (Madison Pelfrey, Kayla Parker, Natalie Stein, Lauren Kemper); Girls 800 Relay (Kennedy Szekely, Kalli Kramer, Parker, Kelsey Schoenung); Girls 400 (Kramer); 300 Hurdles (Casey Murphy); Girls 1,600 Relay (Murphy, Parker, Stein, Kramer); Boys Discus (Justin Havens); Girls High Jump (Melissa Wahl); Girls Pole Vault (Riley Allen);

Xenia — Girls 100 Dash (Ahzjai Files, Tatum Washington); Girls 400 Relay (Washington, Files, Shali Morris, Konni Lorenz); 200 Dash (Washington);

Fairborn — Boys 400 Relay (Gracen Barnhart, Omar Inman, Adam Knaub, Brandon Easterling); Girls Discus (Courtney Lawson); Boys shot put (Sam Sherwood);

DIVISION II

(at Dayton)

Carroll Girls — 3,200 Relay (Christina Kallet, Hannah Ritter, Ellie Rumme, Maria McCarty); Girls 800 Relay (Julia Barbera, Elise Paietta, Haley Sabo, Helena Ballard); 1,600 Run (McCarty); 400 Relay (Barbera, Paietta, Callie Wolfenberger, Ballard); Girls 800 Run (Kallet); 3,200 Run (Claire Farrell); 1,600 Relay (Kallet, Sabo, Nyanjok Mawein, Barbera); Girls High Jump (Barbera); Girls Long Jump (Sabo); Girls Pole Vault (Kallet);

Greeneview — Girls 100 Hurdles (Jessica Folino); Girls 400 Dash (Ocean Morris); 300 Hurdles (Folino); Boys 300 Hurdles (Robbie Engle); Girls 1,600 Relay (Olivia Maxwell, Folino, Morris, Alex Hansen); Boys Discus (Jaron Stoneburner);

Greenon — Girls 400 Dash (Rachel Stute); Girls 200 Dash (Stute);

(at Lexington)

Carroll Boys — 3,200 Relay (Mike Laughlin, Kevin Sheedy, Kurt Middleton, Mike Ciesko); 110 Hurdles (Daniel Lajeunesse); 800 Relay (Sam Janson, Dante Porter, LaJeunesse, Bailey Reid); 1,600 Run (Laughlin); 400 Relay (Sean Pauley, Reid, Noah Hoagland, Porter); 400 Dash (Janson, Stafford Stevens); 300 Hurdles (LaJeunesse); 1,600 Relay (Stevens, LaJeunesse, Porter, Janson); Long Jump (Pauley);

DIVISION III

Xenia Christian — Girls 3,200 Relay (Ariana Nelson, Grace Norman, Tori Estepp, Rachel Sweeney); 100 Dash (Tyrah Webb); 800 Relay (Jamaica Chapman, Nelson, Morgan Adams, Webb); Girls 1,600 Run (Norman, Estepp); Boys 1,600 Run (Isaac Erlundson); Girls 400 Relay (Chapman, Renee Fear, Adams, Webb); Girls 300 Hurdles (Adams); Girls 800 Run (Rachel Sweeney); Boys 800 Run (Noah Cushman); Girls 1,600 Relay (Nelson, Norman, Estepp, Sweeney); Boys 1,600 Relay (James Brads, Sam Harmen, Drew Brads, Cushman);

Cedarville — Girls 3,200 Relay (Alli Christman, Audrey Waymire, Alexandra Gruenberg, Kayla Helmick); Girls 800 Relay (Maggie Coe, Becky Crew, Grace Stevenson, Kyla Harding); Boys 800 Relay (Everett Harding, Nick Christman, Brandon Pollock, Devin Gruet); Boys 400 Dash (N. Christman, Gruet); Boys 300 Hurdles (E. Harding); Boys 1,600 Relay (N. Christman, Gruet, E. Harding, Nathan Sheridan);

Yellow Springs — Boys 110 Hurdles (Kaner Butler); Girls 400 Dash (Ayanna Madison); Girls 300 Hurdles (Julie Roberts, Olivia Brintlinger-Conn); Girls 800 Run (Charlotte Walkey); Girls 200 Dash (Dymeisha Banks); Girls 3,200 Run (Jude Meekin); Girls 1,600 Relay (Walkey, Banks, Madison, Roberts); Girls Discus (Amani Wagner); Boys High Jump (Oluka Okia).

John Bombatch can be reached at 937-372-4444, Ext. 2123.

John Bombatch can be reached at 937-372-4444, Ext. 2123.

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