Benjamin Logan junior Isabel Henderson will compete at the Division II state meet in two events today after she qualified in the finals of the 200-meter run Friday at Jesse Owens Stadium in Columbus.
Henderson, who was a state placer for the Raiders last year in the high jump, grabbed the final qualifying spot in the prelims of the 200 with a time of 25.64.
The top two finishers in each preliminary heat, plus the next five best times, qualified for today’s finals.
Henderson will run in the 200 finals at 2:40 p.m. She will also compete in the Division II long jump competition at 9:30 a.m. this morning.
Lakers’ Richardson unable to move on
Senior Elayna Richardson represented Indian Lake here Friday as she competed in the prelims of the 400-meter dash.
Richardson was unable to get through to today’s finals as she finished in 13th with a time of 59.58.
Despite not advancing to the finals, getting to the state meet was a fitting end for a stellar prep career at Indian Lake for Richardson.
Triad’s Eaton grabs finals spot
Triad junior Cayla Eaton will have a shot at getting on the podium today in the Division III 100-meter hurdles after advancing through the qualifying heats Friday.
Eaton has the eighth-best time (15.35) going into the finals.
The top two finishers in each heat along with the next five-best times earned spots in the finals.
Eaton also competed in the 300 hurdles Friday and finished 16th with a time of 48.39.
Tigers compete in 3,200 relay
West Liberty-Salem sent both its girls and boys 3,200-meter relay teams to Friday’s Division III state finals.
However, the Tigers were unable to get a spot on the podium.
The girls team of Gwen McCullough, Ashley Yoder, Teagan Boyd and Mallory Bostick finished 12th in a time of 9:56.58.
The boys 3,200 relay squad of Quentin Rudolph, Micah Smith, Troy Bradley and Owen Harrison finished 16th (8:18.77).
The Tigers’ Logan Phillips competed in the prelims of the 110 hurdles. He missed qualifying to today’s finals by one spot, finishing in 10th in a time of 15.20.
WL-Salem has one more state event left today. Owen Harrison and Asher Knox will run in the boys 3,200 finals at 11:30 a.m.