YS, ‘Creek score points at state meet


By Steven Wright - [email protected]



The team of Grace Dailey, Jamie Confer, Abby Roberts, Macie Roberts from Beavercreek finished seventh in the Division I girls 4x800 relay final. The group ran a time of 9:24.92 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium in Columbus.

The team of Grace Dailey, Jamie Confer, Abby Roberts, Macie Roberts from Beavercreek finished seventh in the Division I girls 4x800 relay final. The group ran a time of 9:24.92 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium in Columbus.


Courtesy of Beavercreek Athletics

DAY ONE RESULTS

Level-Event-Athlete-Result

DIII — Girls 400M Dash Prelim — Maddy Merritt, LCA — 58.30, 3rd

DIII — Girls 200M Dash Prelim — Maddy Merritt, LCA — 26.13, 11th

DIII — Boys 4x400 Relay Prelim — Drew Mason, Matt Paris, Max Pollander, Caleb Sultan, Cedarville — 3:32.08, 12th

DII — Girls 4x800 Relay Final — Ruby Gross, Maggie Poor, Sophia Bruhn, Grace Braun, Carroll — 9:58.15, 17th

DII — Boys 4x800 Relay Final — Sam Powers, Noah Sylvester, Max Powers, Zeke Powers, Greeneview — 8:15.20, 14th

DII — Girls 100M Hurdles Prelim — Laney Hines, Greeneview — DNS

DI — Girls 4x800 Relay Final — Grace Dailey, Jamie Confer, Abby Roberts, Macie Roberts, Beavercreek — 9:24.92, 7th

DI — Girls 400M Dash Prelim — Kayleigh Keyes, Beavercreek — 55.98, 2nd

DI — Girls 4x400 Relay Prelim — Kayleigh Keyes, Elinor Shuttleworth, Abby Roberts, Alex Magoteaux, Beavercreek — 4:02.08, 13th

DIII — Boys High Jump Final — DeAndre Cowen, Yellow Springs — 6’-4”, 7th

COLUMBUS — Yellow Springs senior DeAndre Cowen and the Beavercreek girls 3,200 relay team both scored points during the first day of the state track and field championships.

Friday was the first day of two for the Ohio state meet for all three levels held at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium on the campus of Ohio State University.

Cowen completed his first-year ever competing in the high jump by advancing to the D-III state finals and having a strong showing. He finished in a five-way tie for third by clearing 6-feet, 4-inches, to score two points.

He was one of the 11 competitors to successfully complete the two initial heights up to 6-feet on their first attempt. Cowen then needed to use all three of his allotted jumps at two and four inches, but was unable to clear the 5-inch height which two others successfully accomplished.

In D-I, the team of Grace Dailey, Jamie Confer, Abby Roberts and Macie Roberts also scored two points for Beavercreek with a seventh-place finish in the long relay race. They ran a time of 9:24.92, which bested its time from regionals by just under six seconds.

Two other finals involving Greene County athletes were run in D-II on Friday and both were also in the 3,200 relay.

Ruby Gross, Maggie Poor, Sophia Bruhn and Grace Braun of Carroll finished 17th with a time of 9:58.15 in the girls race. Sam Powers, Noah Sylvester, Max Powers and Zeke Powers represented Greeneview on the boys side and came in 14th after running the race in 8:15.20.

During the preliminary races, Maddy Merritt pulled double duty early in the day and had little rest between her two competitions. The junior qualified for the finals of the D-III girls 400-meter dash on Saturday with a third-place finish in a time of 58.30. Less than 40 minutes afterward she took part in the 200 meters, finishing 11th by running a 26.13.

Also finding success in the girls 400 meters at the D-I level was Kayleigh Keyes of Beavercreek. The freshman won her heat and finished second overall with a time of 55.98 to advance to Saturday’s final. Keyes came in to the event with the fastest time from regionals.

Saturday’s events begin at 9:30 a.m.

The team of Grace Dailey, Jamie Confer, Abby Roberts, Macie Roberts from Beavercreek finished seventh in the Division I girls 4×800 relay final. The group ran a time of 9:24.92 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium in Columbus.
https://www.xeniagazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2022/06/web1_CMYKFUW8uzDWUAUhDcL-1.jpgThe team of Grace Dailey, Jamie Confer, Abby Roberts, Macie Roberts from Beavercreek finished seventh in the Division I girls 4×800 relay final. The group ran a time of 9:24.92 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium in Columbus. Courtesy of Beavercreek Athletics

By Steven Wright

[email protected]

DAY ONE RESULTS

Level-Event-Athlete-Result

DIII — Girls 400M Dash Prelim — Maddy Merritt, LCA — 58.30, 3rd

DIII — Girls 200M Dash Prelim — Maddy Merritt, LCA — 26.13, 11th

DIII — Boys 4×400 Relay Prelim — Drew Mason, Matt Paris, Max Pollander, Caleb Sultan, Cedarville — 3:32.08, 12th

DII — Girls 4×800 Relay Final — Ruby Gross, Maggie Poor, Sophia Bruhn, Grace Braun, Carroll — 9:58.15, 17th

DII — Boys 4×800 Relay Final — Sam Powers, Noah Sylvester, Max Powers, Zeke Powers, Greeneview — 8:15.20, 14th

DII — Girls 100M Hurdles Prelim — Laney Hines, Greeneview — DNS

DI — Girls 4×800 Relay Final — Grace Dailey, Jamie Confer, Abby Roberts, Macie Roberts, Beavercreek — 9:24.92, 7th

DI — Girls 400M Dash Prelim — Kayleigh Keyes, Beavercreek — 55.98, 2nd

DI — Girls 4×400 Relay Prelim — Kayleigh Keyes, Elinor Shuttleworth, Abby Roberts, Alex Magoteaux, Beavercreek — 4:02.08, 13th

DIII — Boys High Jump Final — DeAndre Cowen, Yellow Springs — 6’-4”, 7th

Contact Steven Wright at 937-502-4498 and follow on Twitter @Steven_Wright_.

Contact Steven Wright at 937-502-4498 and follow on Twitter @Steven_Wright_.