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4x100 Falcons punch ticket to state meet (excerpt on Billy Price)
Another Fitch standout Billy Price also is headed to state after winning the shot put with a throw of 58 feet 1.25 inches.
His trainer, T.J. Koniowsky, says that despite the win, things weren’t looking good for Price earlier in the week.
“On Thursday, Coach [Richard] Warner from Ohio State showed up at practice and he started trying too hard, but he refocused and things turned out well,” Koniowsky said.
U. City's Price grabs his elusive title on final leap; Ritter sets relay record (excerpt on Ezekiel Elliott)
John Burroughs standout sprinter and hurdler Ezekiel Elliott is in prime position headed into Saturday’s finals. He’s seeded first in the 300-hurdles, second in the 110-hurdles and fifth in the 100.
His teammate, Andrew Bartnett, was second in the pole vault. Barnett, a junior, cleared 14 feet, 3 inches.
Gateway Tech took the top seed in the 400-relay in a time of 42.61 seconds.
Pair of Middies, several Warrior girls, headed to state championships (Excerpt on Jalin Marshall)
The wind was not friendly to Middletown High School’s Jalin Marshall and Lance Johnson on Friday in the finals of the Dayton Division I region track meet at Welcome Stadium.
A stiff breeze blowing into their faces made Marshall’s efforts in the high jump and Johnson’s run in the 300 hurdles difficult at best.
But they prevailed. Marshall won the high jump, clearing 6 feet, 8 inches and barely missing at 6-11. Johnson was second in the wild finish in a personal-best time of 38.41 seconds. First place was 38.39 and third 38.64.
“When you came off the curve it was like hitting a wall with that wind,” Johnson said. “We were all fighting it and struggling to get over the hurdles. But I qualified with my best time.”
Both juniors had already earned trips to state with second- and fourth-place finishes, respectively, in the long jump on Wednesday.
The top four in each event moved on to the Division I state meet at Ohio State’s Jesse Owens Stadium in Columbus next Friday and Saturday.
The Middies were sixth as a team (Marshall and Johnson) with 31 points. Wayne was the team champion with 81.