High jumping Gazzerro state bound


By John Bombatch - jbombatch@civitasmedia.com



Carroll junior high jumper Nikki Gazzerro is all smiles, moments after receiving her fourth-place medal and qualifying to the Division II state track and field championships next week. Gazzerro cleared 5 feet on her first try at that height, Thursday May 25 at Alexander Stadium at Piqua High School.


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Greeneview’s Jaron Stoneburner had a discus throw of 119 feet, 5 inches, Thursday May 25 at the Division II regional track and field championships, good for 10th place out of 16 competitors.


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Senior hurdler Sonja Kosir (left) of Carroll turned in the sixth quickest time in the Division II girls 100-meter hurdles preliminaries, Thursday May 25 in Piqua. Kosir will vie for a top-4 spot in Saturday’s hurdles finals in hopes of securing a trip to the state championships next week in Columbus.


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Carroll senior Ellie Rumme (center) runs the second leg of the girls Division II 3,200-meter relay final, Thursday May 25 at Alexander Stadium in Piqua. The Carroll team was disqualified for unknown reasons after the final exchange.


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PIQUA — A pair of Carroll girls track and field competitors, and one Greeneview boys relay team were the only area athletes to advance out of Thursday’s May 25 rain and sogginess at the opening day of the Division II regional track and field tournament, at Piqua High School’s Alexander Stadium.

Carroll high jumper Nikki Gazzerro advanced all the way to Columbus.

Gazzerro cleared the high jump bar at 5 feet to place fourth and earn a spot to next week’s state track and field championships.

On Thursday’s opening day of the D-II meet, finals were contested in the boys and girls 3,200-meter relays, the boys discus, pole vault and long jump, and the girls shot put and high jump. The other 16 events that were contested were preliminaries to whittle each event’s field down to the final eight competitors or relay teams.

Carroll’s Sonja Kosir was nearly three-tenths of a second quicker than her seeding time, and turned in the sixth quickest time (16.03 seconds) in the girls 100-meter hurdles preliminaries. She’ll compete in the regional final on Saturday May 27 at Piqua High.

After Greeneview and Carroll competitors created almost an entire afternoon’s drought of advancers, the Rams boys 1,600-meter relay team of Tyler Robinette, Alex Brown, Collin Matt and Daniel Sage claimed the eighth and final transfer spot in the day’s final race. The Greeneview four covered the mile-long distance in 3 minutes, 34.08 seconds to edge a team from Van Wert by 0.57 seconds for eighth place.

Carroll junior high jumper Nikki Gazzerro is all smiles, moments after receiving her fourth-place medal and qualifying to the Division II state track and field championships next week. Gazzerro cleared 5 feet on her first try at that height, Thursday May 25 at Alexander Stadium at Piqua High School.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2017/05/web1_NikkiGazzerroHJ_PS.jpgCarroll junior high jumper Nikki Gazzerro is all smiles, moments after receiving her fourth-place medal and qualifying to the Division II state track and field championships next week. Gazzerro cleared 5 feet on her first try at that height, Thursday May 25 at Alexander Stadium at Piqua High School. John Bombatch | Greene County News

Greeneview’s Jaron Stoneburner had a discus throw of 119 feet, 5 inches, Thursday May 25 at the Division II regional track and field championships, good for 10th place out of 16 competitors.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2017/05/web1_JaronStoneburner_PS.jpgGreeneview’s Jaron Stoneburner had a discus throw of 119 feet, 5 inches, Thursday May 25 at the Division II regional track and field championships, good for 10th place out of 16 competitors. John Bombatch | Greene County News

Senior hurdler Sonja Kosir (left) of Carroll turned in the sixth quickest time in the Division II girls 100-meter hurdles preliminaries, Thursday May 25 in Piqua. Kosir will vie for a top-4 spot in Saturday’s hurdles finals in hopes of securing a trip to the state championships next week in Columbus.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2017/05/web1_SonjaKosir100H_PS.jpgSenior hurdler Sonja Kosir (left) of Carroll turned in the sixth quickest time in the Division II girls 100-meter hurdles preliminaries, Thursday May 25 in Piqua. Kosir will vie for a top-4 spot in Saturday’s hurdles finals in hopes of securing a trip to the state championships next week in Columbus. John Bombatch | Greene County News

Carroll senior Ellie Rumme (center) runs the second leg of the girls Division II 3,200-meter relay final, Thursday May 25 at Alexander Stadium in Piqua. The Carroll team was disqualified for unknown reasons after the final exchange.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2017/05/web1_EllieRumme3200_PS.jpgCarroll senior Ellie Rumme (center) runs the second leg of the girls Division II 3,200-meter relay final, Thursday May 25 at Alexander Stadium in Piqua. The Carroll team was disqualified for unknown reasons after the final exchange. John Bombatch | Greene County News

By John Bombatch

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