Clermont County will be represented by five of its finest athletes in this weekend’s state track and field championship meets that will take place at Ohio State University, Columbus.
The best four finishers in each event qualified for the state meet and the top eight in each event scored points for their respective team.
The Regional took place at the University of Dayton’s Welcome Stadium.
Michelle Thomas, Glen Este High School junior, was the Division I Regional champion in the 3,200-meters run with a time of 11-minutes, 3.04-seconds. She was second in the 1,600 run with a clocking of 5:00.24 to qualify her twice for Columbus.
Ali Hock-James, Amelia junior, was sixth in the 100 high hurdles in 15:38.
Walnut Hills's Eagles were the team champions among the girls with 63 points, Glen Este was 13th with 18, and Amelia 34th with three. A total of 41 teams scored.
Autumn Schellenberger, Bethel-Tate senior, was second in the pole vault achieving a height of 10-feet, 6-inches. She was seventh in the 100 high hurdles in 15.96.
John Berwanger, New Richmond senior, was third in the 110 high hurdles in 14:80.
Marcus Casey, Goshen freshman, was sixth in the 400 dash in 51.95.
Kameron Wilson, Bethel-Tate senior, was eighth in the 300 intermediate hurdles in 41.32.
Andi Lanigan, Bethel-Tate sophomore, was eighth in the 1,600 run in 5:46.97.
Columbus Bishop Hartley's Hawks were the team winner with 102 points and Bethel-Tate was 17th with 11 points. A total of 46 teams scored.
Among the boys, Dayton Dunbar's Wolverines won it all with 74 points. New Richmond was 33rd with six, Goshen 39th with three, and Bethel-Tate 46th with one. A total of 47 teams scored.
Amy Brown, Williamsburg senior, was second in the discus with a toss of 119-1. She also qualified for state in the shot put with a throw of 37-5.25 good for fourth place.
Arica Stutz, Felicity freshman, was third in the 110 high hurdles in 16.17.
Darcy Little, Williamsburg, senior, was sixth in the discus with a hurl of 104-5.
Nick Heilman, Williamsburg junior, was sixth in the pole vault with a height of 12-4.
Zason Zavislak, Williamsburg junior, was eighth in the long jump with a lunge of 19-11.
Team wise, among the girls, Versailles won out with 86 points, Williamsburg was a respectable 15th with 16, and Felicity 23rd with six. A total of 45 teams scored.
Among the boys, Minster's Wildcats were the champs with 51 points and Williamsburg was 33rd with four. A total of 42 squads scored.