By Drew Terhall
COLUMBUS — Many native Darke County athletes competed on the State Observe and Subject Event at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium on June 2 and three. Three totally different athletes made the rostrum, the highest eight, at states.
In Division III, Ansonia junior Colleen Steinmetz completed because the state runner-up within the women pole vault with a peak of 12-4 toes. That could be a new college report and a private greatest for Steinmetz.
Steinmetz mentioned it was nice to be again at states for an additional 12 months and set some new data. General, she was thrilled with how her junior season went.
“My junior season was very thrilling, it was thrilling. I had some tough patches, however each athlete has tough patches. I overcame them,” Steinmetz mentioned. “I labored on approach so much this 12 months and it paid off at state as I positioned second total.”
Within the boys 110 meter hurdles, Versailles senior Colton Reese took third within the qualifying spherical after which completed within the finals because the state runner-up with a time of 14.89. Within the 300 meter hurdles, Reese took sixth within the qualifying spherical after which took seventh within the finals with a time of 40.07.
Reese mentioned all season lengthy he labored with some nice coaches and even higher teammates. With their assist, he pushed himself with the aim of a minimum of competing in each hurdle occasions at states.
“I stepped up my recreation. I informed myself all offseason and saved working that I’m going to be at state for each hurdles a minimum of. I acquired right here, possibly not completed the most effective I may however I gave the most effective I may. I can not complain with how I’m ending my highschool profession,” Reese mentioned.
Additionally competing within the boys 110 meter hurdles, Tri-Village senior Justin Finkbine took fourth within the finals with a time of 14.95. He completed sixth within the qualifying spherical.
Finkbine mentioned it was a enjoyable expertise at states and was glad to be again. He competed within the 110 meter hurdles final season at states and completed eighth then. As soon as baseball season was completed for him, he turned his consideration to the observe season.
“I believed I did good. On the finish of the 12 months, I centered on observe a bit of bit extra. It paid off,” Finkbine mentioned.
Within the qualifying rounds, Versailles had a relay staff of Reese, Tyler Barga, Conner Gibson and Keegan Gibson compete within the boys 4×200 meters and 4×400 meters relay. They completed twelfth within the 200 relay with a time of 1:32.54. They took eleventh within the 400 relay with a time of three:29.66.
Within the boys 400 meter sprint, Ansonia sophomore Brayden Bromagem took thirteenth with a time of 51.69. Within the boys 1600 meter run, Ansonia junior Matthew Lee took thirteenth with a time of 4:27.46.
Within the subject occasions, Tri-Village senior Loryn Metzcar took thirteenth within the women discus with a distance of 111-0 toes. Metzcar took ninth within the shot put with a distance of 38-7.25. Additionally competing within the shot put was Arcanum freshman Religion Wooten, the one freshman within the subject. She completed 14th with a distance of 35-0 toes. Within the women lengthy leap, Tri-Village freshman Adalynn Hines took 14th with a distance of 16-5.25 toes.
In boys shot put, Arcanum senior Eain Parks took thirteenth with a distance of 48-9 toes. In boys discus, Ansonia junior Garrett Stammen took thirteenth with a distance of 145-5 toes. In boys pole vault, Franklin Monroe sophomore Nate Good took ninth with a peak of 13-6 toes, a brand new college report.
Within the Division II qualifying observe occasions, Versailles senior Lexi Magoto completed 14th within the women 400 meter sprint with a time of 59.70. Within the women 4×400 meter relay, the relay staff of Magoto, Katey Litten, Meredith Barga and Miriam Gehret took eleventh with a time of 4:07.24.
Within the subject occasions, Versailles junior Tori Tyo took seventeenth within the women shot put with a distance of 34-8.50 toes. Within the women pole vault, Versailles junior Heidi Stammen took tenth with a peak of 11-2 toes.
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