FPS staff report
May 31, 2011
Carrollton junior shot putter April Sisk has qualified for this weekend’s OHSAA State Track and Field Championships in Columbus.
Sisk had a throw of 40’ 5.75” to place third at the Meadowbrook Division II Regional held last Thursday and Saturday.
Sisk just missed qualifying for the State meet in the discus event as she finished fifth overall with a throw of 121’ 6”.
The top four placers qualified for the trip to Columbus.
The State meet is held at Jessie Owens Stadium on the campus of The Ohio State University.
Sisk was the only Warrior to qualify for the state meet.
Also competing for the Lady Warriors were Kelsey Cogan, 12th in the 3,200-meter run with a time of 12:48.18, the 3,200-meter relay team of Mary Jo Brown, Taylor Lowdermilk, Lindsay Schandel and Cogan, 15th with a time of 10:45.26; Stephanie Donley, 10th in the 200-meter dash with a time of 27.79; and the 800-meter relay team of Jessica Rogers, Miranda Brown, Lindsay Schandel and Donley, 12th with a time of 1:54, 29.
Carrollton junior Chelsea Williams was 11th in the shot put with a throw of 35’.25”.
The Lady Warriors finished 21st with 10 points.
Minerva placed seventh with 36 points and had three regional champions. Emily Mapes topped the 3,200 field with a time of 11:18. Kaele Lightfoot placed first in the 800 with a time of 2:15.7. She edged defending state champion Taylor Hatfield of Zane Trace, who ran a 2:15.78.
Lightfoot was also a member of the winning 1,600-meter relay team of Aliysha Stermer, Lauren Haynam and Mandi Baumberger with a time of 4:06.
Meadowbrook won the team title with 56 points, with St. Clairsville second with 45; Dover was third with 44.5, Steubenville fourth with 41 and Gallipolis Gallia Academy fifth with 38. Sandy Valley finished 29th with 6 points.
On the boys side, the Warriors will have no representatives in Columbus this weekend for the state’s top meet.
Senior Seth Dolvin placed 11th in the shot put with a throw of 46’ 9.5” and sophomore Dakota Maple was 11th in the discus with a throw of 133’ 2”.
Senior Rob Smith finished 9th in the 400-meter dash with a time of 54.5, senior Jake Husted finished 13th in the 3,200-meter run with a time of 10:36 and the 1,600-meter relay team of Brandon Burrier, Damon Anderson, Noah Stertzbach and Smith finished just outside of the top four, placing sixth with a time of 3:33.73.
Minerva finished 12th with 21 points. Junior Kyle Crum will be going to Columbus for the Lions. He won the long jump title with a jump of 21’ 6.5”. Crum also qualified for Columbus by placing fourth in the 200-meter dash with a time of 22.59. He just missed qualifying in the 100-meter dash as he placed fifth with a time of 11.25.
The Sandy Valley boys placed seventh with 25 points. The Cardinals’ Cory Sickafoose won the pole vault by clearing a height of 14’ 6”.
Steubenville won the team title with 53 points, St. Clairsville was second with 45, Gallipolis Gallia Academy was third with 42.5, Chillicothe was fourth with 35 and Chillicothe Unioto rounded out the top five with 28 points.
Carrollton placed 38th with four points at last weekend’s meet.