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Division II athletes come up short at regional

DAYTON — It was near miss after near miss here Saturday at the Division II regional track and field meet in Welcome Stadium as several area competitors came up just short of reaching the state meet.


Benjamin Logan’s Madison Leis clears the bar to break her own school record in the girls pole vault Saturday with a height of 10-0 at the Division II regional meet in Dayton. (EXAMINER PHOTO | AARON LABATT)

The top four placers in each event advanced to the Division II state meet this week in Columbus, but Benjamin Logan, Bellefontaine and Indian Lake saw their athletes finish one or two spots short of that.

The Raider girls saw Marissa Wilbur finish fifth in the 100 hurdles (16.95), Monica Mannings finish sixth in the 100 (13.57) and Madison Leis take sixth in the pole vault (10-0). Wilbur was also 12th in the long jump with a personal-best effort of 15-6 1/4.

Ben Logan’s boys saw Craig Boling place fifth in the 300 hurdles (41.64), Bellefontaine’s Chantz Rose was sixth in the shot put (46-8 1/4) and Indian Lake’s Ellen Schwieterman was seventh in the pole vault (9-6).

“You always hope you can get out and make it to state, but the girls weren’t too disappointed,” said Ben Logan girls head coach Mike Coder. “They had a couple of individual records. They know they performed well, so that took a little of the sting out.”

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