RANDY ROBERTS / The Courier
FINDLAY HIGH SCHOOL’S Amanda Tremains finishes the anchor leg in the girls 3,200-meter relay at Wednesday’s district track meet at the Cooper Tire Track Complex. The Trojans were second in the event to qualify for next week’s regional meet.

Lexie Layne won a district championship and Findlay High School’s 3,200 relay team was second to highlight a solid first day for the Trojans’ girls track team in the Division I district meet at the Cooper Tire Track Complex.

Findlay’s girls trail only Tiffin Columbian 25½-23½ after three events in the girls meet. Ashland has a 31-25 lead over Fremont Ross after four events in the boys meet. The Trojans are tied for 10th place with 5 points.

The top four finishers in each event qualify for next week’s Division I regional meet at Amherst Steele.

Layne posted her best mark of the season in winning the high jump with a leap of 5-3. The Trojans Katie Corbin, Karlee Dittman, Claire Short and Amanda Tremains was second to powerful Lexington in the girls 3,200 relay with a time of 9:51.70.

Lexington set a stadium record in the event with a time of 9:33.48.

Bri Nichols was sixth in the shot put (33-7½) and Morgan Foos sixth in the high jump (4-10) for the Trojans.

The best finish in the boys meet for the Trojans came from Ryan Sweat in the discus with a season-best throw of 140-6. Nick Lehtomaa was eighth in the discus (135-1) and Micah Gremling was eighth in the long jump (20-3½).

Several Findlay athletes advanced to the finals in their respective events during Wednesday’s prelims.

Natalie Rakestraw will be busy for Findlay’s girls team as she advanced in the 100 (12.95), 200 (26.70) and with Brionna Thomas, Elizabeth Crites and Sammy Vance in the 800 relay (1:47.96). Rakestraw will also run with Foss, Crines and Thomas in the finals of the 400 relay (51.22).

Crites (50.17) and Alli Ernst (50.58) made the finals in the girls 300 low hurdles and Corbin (2:34.46) and Short (2:35.72) made the finals in the 800.

Corbin, Thomas, Megan Casata and Alyssa Mosely teamed up to reach the final of the 1,600 relay (4:12.87).

In the boys meet, Parker Fetterman advanced in the 110 high (16.55) and 300 intermediate (43.20) hurdles. Micah Gremling moved on in the 100 (11.39) and Cole Sprague advanced in the 800 (2:07.88).

The meet will wrap up on Friday.

BOYS TEAM STANDINGS

1, Ashland 31. 2, Fremont Ross 25. 3, Norwalk 16. 4, Mansfield Senior 15. 5, Celina, Sandusky & Tiffin Columbian 12. 8, Lexington 8. 9. Mansfield Madison 7. 10, Findlay, Defiance & Lima Shawnee 5. 13, Bowling Green 3.

AREA BOYS FINISHES

DISCUS — 6, Sweat (Fin) 140-6. 8, Lehtomaa (Fin) 135-1. LJ — 8, Gremling (Fin) 20-3½.

GIRLS TEAM STANDINGS

1, Tiffin Columbian 25½. 2, Findlay 23½. 3, Fremont Ross 16. 4, Lexington 14½. 5, Mansfield Madison 11. 6, Ashland 9. 7, Lima Shawnee 7. 8, Bowling Green 6. 9, Sandusky 2½. 10, Norwalk & Wapakoneta 1.

AREA GIRLS FINISHES

SHOT — 6, Nichols (Fin) 33-7½. HJ — 1, Layne (Fin) 5-3. 6, Foos (Fin) 4-10. 3,200 RELAY — 2, Findlay (Corbin, Short, Dittman, Tremains) 9:51.70.

O-G wins relay

DEFIANCE — Ottawa-Glandorf’s boys 3,200 relay team captured a district title Wednesday at the Division II district track and field meet at Defiance High School.

The Titans’ Garret Croy, Ian Fenbert, Josh Rosengarten and Connor Niese clocked in first in 8:27:03 to win by 27-hundredths of a second and advance to next week’s regional meet at Piqua High School. The top four finishers in each event qualify for the regional.

O-G’s Grace Hoffman is also regional bound after finishing third in the girls discus (133-0).

The relay win puts the Titans in a tie for seventh place with 10 points through four scored events. Otsego holds a 24-22 lead on Van Wert.

O-G’s girls are in a five-way tie for fifth place with nine points. Van Wert leads with 19 points.

No athlete for Fostoria High School qualified for regionals on Wednesday.

The meet concludes 4 p.m. Friday with the remainder of the field events and the running event finals.

BOYS TEAM STANDINGS

1, Otsego 24. 2, Van Wert 22. 3, Wauseon 16. 4, Elida 15. 5, Bryan 11. 6, St. Marys Memorial 10½. t-7, Rossford 10. t-7, Ottawa-Glandorf 10. t-7, Toledo Central Catholic 10. 10, Swanton 9. 11, Coldwater 8. 12, Archbold 6. 13, Kenton 2½. 14, Napoleon 2.

AREA BOYS FINISHES

3,200 RELAY — 1, Ottawa-Glandorf (Croy, Fenbert, Rosengarten, Niese) 8:27.03.

GIRLS TEAM STANDINGS

1, Van Wert 19. 2, Wauseon 11. t-3, Defiance 10. t-3, Elida 10. t-5, Coldwater 9. t-5, Bryan 9. t-5, Napoleon 9. t-5, Ottawa-Glandorf 9. t-9, Maumee 8. t-9, Celina 9. t-9, Lima Bath 8. t-12, St. Marys Memorial 3. t-12, Evergreen 3. 14, Kenton 1.

AREA GIRLS FINISHES

DISCUS — 3, Hoffman (O-G) 133-0.

Frey leads Upper

OAK HARBOR — Upper Sandusky’s boys track and field team scored in two events Wednesday on the first day of the Division II district meet.

The top four finishers in each event advance to next week’s regional meet at Lexington High School.

Gage Frey cleared 12-0 to take seventh in the pole for the Rams.

Upper Sandusky’s 3,200 relay team of Trevor Clifford, Emery Pahl, Owen Mawer and Troy Mawer were eighth in 8:37.94.

The Rams are in 12th place after four scored events with Sandusky Perkins leading at 29 points.

Galion leads the girls side 27-22 over Oak Harbor through three events.

The meet will conclude Friday with the remainder of the field events at 4 p.m. and the running event finals at 5:30 p.m.

Boys TEAM STANDINGS

1, Sandusky Perkins 29. 2, Genoa 18. 3, Eastwood 17. 4, Shelby 15. t-5, Clear Fork 13. t-5, Edison 15. t-7, Oak Harbor 10. t-7, Bucyrus 10. t-7, Bellevue 10. 10, Vermilion 7. 11, Galion 6. t-12, Upper Sandusky 3. t-12, Willard 3. 14, Huron 2.

Girls TEAM STANDINGS

1, Galion 27. 2, Oak Harbor 22. 3, Shelby 19. 4, Sandusky Perkins 14. 5, Ontario 13. 6, Bellevue 7. 7, Edison 6. t-8, Clyde 4. t-8, Vermilion 4. 10, Clear Fork 1

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