District track: Findlay qualifies 15 to regional meet

TIFFIN — Findlay High School’s Emily Stahl ran away from the pack Friday to win the 3,200-meter run at the Division I district track meet at Frost-Kalnow Stadium.
Stahl and a parade of 14 other athletes from Findlay who finished among the top four in their respective events will advance to the Division I Northwest District regional meet, scheduled for Wednesday and Friday at Amherst Steele High School.
A junior, Stahl won the 3,200 with a time of 11:17, 36 seconds ahead of runner-up Allie Zofkie of Wapakoneta. Stahl’s FHS teammate Sara Barwig finished third with a time of 12:01.
Findlay finished fifth in the team standings with 55½ points. Ashland finished atop the girls standings with 91 points, followed by Fremont Ross (82), Celina (67½) and Sandusky Perkins (56).
In the boys meet, Findlay’s Chase Hoerig cleared 13 feet, 9 inches in Wednesday’s action to take second place in the pole vault just 3 inches behind winner Sam Phares (14-0) of Celina.
The Trojans finished fifth with 56 points. Norwalk took home team honors with 113 points, followed by Sandusky (90), Lima Senior (75) and Fremont Ross (71).
Isaiah Gaines finished second in the 800 in 1:59.73, just behind Jared Lee of Norwalk (1:56.06). Gaines also was part of the Trojans’ 3,200 relay team, along with Joseph Misamore, Patrick Breen and Boden Fisher that finished fourth in 8:19.47 on Wednesday.
Rasheed Ajala was third in the boys 100 (11.35), just .08 seconds behind Norwalk’s Jordan Johnson, and Marquis Ramsey took third place in the 300 hurdles (40.43).
In the girls meet, Findlay’s Stahl, Barwig, Taylor Lavey and Mikaela Ramsey qualified for regional in two events each.
Stahl, Barwig, Mia Johnson and Lindsey Broerman finished second in the 3200 relay on Thursday in 9:59.76, right behind Fremont Ross (9:58.35).
Lavey finished third in the 100 (13.22) and along with Ramsey, Kyia Gray and Amanda Kovaleski, took third in the 1,600 relay (4:12.28).
Ramsey also finished third in the 300 hurdles in 40.43.
The top four finishers in each event at next week’s regional meet will advance to the state meet scheduled for June 6-7 at Jesse Owens Stadium in Columbus.

BOYS Team Standings
1, Norwalk 113. 2, Sandusky 90. 3, Lima Senior 75. 4, Fremont Ross 71. 5, Findlay 56. 6, Ashland 42½. 7, Madison Comprehensive 39. 8, Celina 36. 9, Tiffin Columbian 30. 10, Wapakoneta 28. 11, Marion Hardin 22½. 12, Bowling Green 20. 12, Mansfield Senior 20. 12, Maumee 20.
WINNERS & Area Finishes
SHOT — Ballenger (Fre) 61-1. DISCUS — Ballenger (Fre) 176-3. HJ — 1, Hinegardner (Wap) 6-2. LJ — 1, Fisher (San) 22-5. PV — 1, Phares (Cel) 14-0. 2, Hoerig (Fin) 13-9. 3,200 RELAY — 1, Norwalk (Lee, Foos, Landis, Howell) 7:56.71. 4, Findlay (Misamore, Breen, Gaines, Fisher) 8:19.47. 110 HH — 1, Douglas (MadC) 14.89. 100 — 1, Johnson (Nor) 11.27. 3, Ajala (Fin) 11.35. 800 relay — 1, Sandusky (Gamblin, Fuller, Fisher, Miller) 1:29.35. 1,600 — 1, Foos (Nor) 4:25.62. 400 relay — 1, Mansfield (Benson, Samuels, Vickers, Taylor) 43.47. 400 — 1, Stafford (Lima) 48.90. 300 ih — 1, Douglas (MadC) 38.43. 3, Ramsey (Fin) 40.43. 800 — 1, Lee (Nor) 1:56.06. 2, Gaines (Fin) 1:59.73. 200 — 1, Mays (Lima) 22.65. 3,200 — 1, Howell (Nor) 9:37.46. 1,600 relay — 1, Sandusky (Fisher, Fuller, Miller, Porter) 3:20.21.
GIRLS Team Standings
1, Ashland 91. 2, Fremont Ross 82. 3, Celina 67½. 4, Perkins 56. 5, Findlay 55½. 6, Bowling 48. 7, Wapakoneta 43. 8, Sandusky 38. 8, Norwalk 38. 10, Mansfield Senior 31. 11, Lima Shawnee 28. 12, Tiffin Columbian 26. 13, Lima Senior 22. 14, Marion Harding 19. 15, Maumee 11. 16, Madison Comprehensive.
WINNERS & Area Finishes
SHOT — 1, Bourne (Wap) 37-1¼. LJ — 1, Carr (Cel) 17-11¾. PV — 1, Carr (Cel) 11-9. 3,200 RELAY — 1, Fremont Ross (Lovell, Holmes, Sloma, Bixler) 9:58.35. 2, Findlay (Stahl, Barwig, Johnson, Broerman) 9:59.76. 100 IH — 1, Carr (Cel) 15.65. 5, Ramsey (Fin) 16.72. 100 — 1, Cooke (MS) 12.36. 4, Lavey (Fin) 13.22. 800 relay — 1, Fremont Ross (Elkins, Mathews, Ackerman, Elkins) 1:45.15. 8, Findlay (Lavey, Grine, Gray, Kovaleski) 1:52.29. 1,600 — 1, Fetherolf (Nor) 5:06.67. . 400 relay — 1, Fremont Ross (Mathews, Ackerman, Woleslagel, Elkins) 50.40. 400 — 1, Zimmerman (TC) 59.55. 300 Lh — 1, Hardy (Shaw) 47.21. 2, Ramsey (Fin) 47.29. 800 — 1, Fetherolf (Nor) 2:17.40. 8, Borerman (Fin) 2:31.42. 200 — 1, Cooke (MS) 25.58. 3,200 — 1, Stahl (Fin) 11:17.42, 3, Barwig (Fin) 12:01.86. 1,600 relay — 1, Sandusky (Walls, Sherman, Sherman, Hill) 4:01.73. 3, Findlay (Lavey, Gray, Ramsey, Kovaleski) 4:07.44.

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