The Bryan girls 4x800-meter relay team of Haylee Wheeler, Shallyn Miley, Addison Oberlin and Audrey Zimmerman placed third in 10:16.26 at a Division II district track meet in Defiance on Wednesday and as a result of placing in the top four, will advance to next week’s district meet in Piqua.

Bryan senior Keegan Brown also advanced to regionals by placing second in the shot put.

Wednesday served as Day 1 of district track in Defiance this week, featuring mostly field event and running prelims, with the 4x800 relays as well.

The Bryan boys 4x800 of Josh Taylor, Tyler Manon, Aidan Manley and Travis Baughman placed sixth in 8:46.23.

In some field event finals, Bryan’s Isaiah Taylor placed 11th in the boys pole vault with a vault of 11 feet, while his teammate Lucas Will placed 14th with a vault of 10-6.

Baughman placed 10th in the long jump with a leap of 18-10.

Dusti Stafford was sixth in the girls discus with a toss of 115-7.

The Bears also had several athletes advance to Friday’s finals.

Ali Dubois advanced to the finals of the girls 100 hurdles after placing fourth in 16.86 seconds.

Miley advanced to the finals of the 400 by placing second in 1:02.37.

The girls 4x100 relay of Alissa DeWitt, Haylee Wheeler, Taylor Peters and Meggie Voigt was third with a prelim time of 52.78 seconds, the 4x200 relay team of Voigt, Peters, Wheeler and Dubois was sixth with a prelim time of 1:53.62 and the 4x400 relay of Wheeler, Miley, Aquilina Cordic and Allie Zimmerman was sixth with a time of 4:23.43.

In the boys competition, Alex Potvin qualified for finals in the 100 by placing seventh in 11.64 seconds.

Tyler Manon was first in the 400 with a prelim time of 50.81.

Konner Lamb was third in the 110 hurdles in 15.62.

The Bryan boys 4x100 of Brycen Andrews, Drew Peters, Potvin and Thibaut Woolace was third in 44.79 seconds to advance to finals, the 4x200 of Manon, Peters, Owen Potvin and Alex Potvin was third in 1:33.67 and the 4x400 of Connor Pelland, Baughman, Titus Rohrer and Josh Taylor was fifth in 3:37.20 to move to finals.

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