Track and field: Fort Loramie girls win D-III regional title


TROY — Fort Loramie’s girls squad earned a Division III regional title on Friday at Troy Memorial Stadium, and many area athletes earned berths in the state track and field meet.

Fort Loramie’s girls finished first with 86.5 points, 24.5 ahead of second-place West Liberty-Salem. Minster’s girls finished third, and its boys squad finished second.

Some field and almost all track finals were held on Friday in Troy; some finals were held Wednesday.

The state meet is scheduled to take place this Thursday through Saturday at Welcome Stadium in Dayton. The meet was moved due to construction at Jesse Owens Stadium in Columbus and expanded from two to three days since Welcome Stadium’s track has one less lane.

The top four finishers in each event earn state berths. In addition, the next two best finishers in each event of all regionals across the state earn at-large state berths.

Fort Loramie’s girls 4×200 relay finished first in 1:43 while its 4×400 relay finished first in 4:04.

Ariel Heitkamp was second in the 300-meter hurdles in 44.84 and was third in the 100 hurdles in 15.12. Shatto was second in the 800 run in 2:20.10 while Camille Borchers was fourth in 2:20.58.

Botkins’ Brittany Arnold finished first in the 3,200 run 11:19.

Fairlawn’s Addison Swearingen finished first in the 400 dash in 57.17. The 4×400 relay finished third in 4:04.51.

Lehman Catholic’s Katie McFarland finished first in pole vault by clearing 12-4 and will try to repeat as D-III state champion in the event next week.

Houston’s Emilee Earl finished third in pole vault by clearing 11-0 and finished third in discus with a throw of 126-8.

Anna’s Ava Reed finished third in the 400 dash in 1:00.14. The 4×200 relay finished fourth in 1:44.

Minster’s 4×400 relay finished second in 4:04. Chaney Cedarleaf finished second in the 1,600 run in 5:07 and third in the 800 run in 2:20. Claire Bohman was fourth in the 400 dash in 1:00.20.

Jackson Center’s Lucas Hartle advanced to state in two events. He finished first in the boys 110-meter hurdles in 15.06 and fourth in the 300 hurdles in 40.37.

Anna’s Blake Bixler finished fourth in the 800 run in 1:57.

Fairlawn’s Trey Sparks finished third in high jump by clearing 6-3.

Riverside’s Travis Brooks finished third in shot put with a throw of 52-4.5 to advance.

Minster’s Jack Grieshop finished first in the 800 run in 1:55.47 while Ryan Halpin was second in 1:55.50. Will Frimel was first in shot put with a throw of 52-5.5 while Charlie Schmiesing was fourth with a throw of 51-0.

Sidney’s Carter earns state berth

Sidney junior Luke Carter finished third in boys shot put in the Division I regional meet on Friday at Welcome Stadium in Dayton to earn a state berth.

Carter’s top throw of 50 feet, 6 inches was just under his personal record and good for a third-place finish.

Some field finals were held Wednesday, while others and almost all track finals were held Friday.


Sidney (D-I): Garrett Guinther (boys pole vault), Luke Carter (boys shot put).

Anna (D-III): boys 4×200 relay, Blake Bixler (boys 800 run), girls 4×200 relay, Ava Reed (girls 400 dash).

Botkins (D-III): Colton Pleiman (boys discus), girls 4×800 relay, Brittany Arnold (girls 3,200 run), Jana Metz (girls discus), Sophia Bajwa (girls pole vault).

Fairlawn (D-III): Trey Sparks (boys high jump), girls 4×400 relay, Addison Swearingen (girls 100 dash, 200 dash, 400 dash).

Fort Loramie (D-III): girls 4×100 relay, girls 4×200 relay, girls 4×400 relay, girls 4×800 relay, Ariel Heitkamp (girls 100 hurdles, 300 hurdles), Mylee Shatto (girls 800 run), Camille Borchers (girls 800 run), Janelle Siegel (girls high jump), Victoria Mescher (girls high jump), Julian Gaier (girls shot put).

Houston (D-III): Emilee Earl (girls discus, shot put, pole vault).

Jackson Center (D-III): Lucas Hartle (boys 110 hurdles, 300 hurdles).

Lehman Catholic (D-III): Katie McFarland (girls pole vault), Daria Lee (girls high jump).

Russia (D-III): Hazel Francis (girls long jump).

Minster (D-III): boys 4×800 relay, Jack Grieshop (boys 800 run), Ryan Halpin (boys 800 run), Charlie Schmiesing (boys discus), John Keller (boys long jump), Will Frimel (boys shot put), Charlie Schmiesing (boys shot put), girls 4×400 relay, girls 4×800 relay, Molly Brame (girls 100 hurdles), Chaney Cedarleaf (girls 800 run, 1,600 run), Claire Bohman (girls 400 dash), Adriana Kremer (girls high jump).

Reach Sidney Daily News editor Bryant Billing at 937-538-4822, or follow @BryantBillingSDN on Facebook or @TopBillingSport on X (Twitter).

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