TIFFIN — Local Division III tracksters fell short of advancing to the OHSAA Division III State Track & Field Championships during a regional meet at Heidelberg University in Tiffin on Friday.
In order to advance to the state meet, athletes needed to place in the top four of their event.
Edgerton’s Greg Roth came the closest to advancing among area athletes on Friday. He landed on the podium and placed fifth in the 110 hurdles in 16.14 seconds.
He was also on the podium in the 300 hurdles with a sixth-place finish in 44.76 seconds.
The Edgerton boys 4x400 relay of Craig Blue, Greg Roth, Elliot Roth and Hunter Burke was seventh in 3:33.63.
Edgerton’s Claire Flegal was eighth in the 300 hurdles in 50.59.
Montpelier’s Payton Pease was seventh in the 200 in 23.64.
Montpelier’s Pease, Chandler Byers, Eric Short and Brandon Stein teamed up to place seventh in the 4x100 in 44.91.
Edon’s Riley Bloir landed on the podium with a sixth-place finish in the 100 hurdles in 16.50 seconds. Bloir was also 14th in the long jump with a leap of 14 feet, 7.5 inches. Her teammate Briana Heinze was 13th in the long jump with a leap of 14-8.75.
Stryker’s Emanuel Villanueva was was seventh in the boys 1600 in 4:36.38, followed close behind by Fairview’s Treyvon Hastings, who was eighth in 4:38.29. Hastings was also 11th in the 3200 in 10:14.98.
Stryker’s Trinitie Woolace was 13th in the girls 3200 in 12:22.22.
North Central’s Kassidy Faler was 10th in the girls pole vault with a vault of 9 feet.