COLUMBUS - Thirty-one local athletes will converge on Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium Friday and Saturday to complete in the Ohio State Track and Field Championships at Ohio State University.
The Steubenville Big Red girls lead the contingent with seven athletes with the Edison and Catholic Central girls next, each with five athletes.
The Buckeye Local, Steubenville and Harrison Central boys each have four participants, with the Edison and Catholic Central boys each with one.
READY FOR COLUMBUS — Steubenville Catholic Central’s Doug Maslowski is among 31 local athletes who will compete Friday and Saturday at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium in the Ohio State Track and Field Championships at Ohio State University.
-- Seth Staskey
There will be nine qualifiers in the 100, 200, 400, both hurdles and the 4x100, 4x200 and 4x400 relays for the second year in a row. They will qualify from the top two finishers in each heat and the next five fastest qualifying times.
Big Red's Toshchel Demus, Paige Phillips, Nyasha Jones and Queen Elder qualified in 1:45.36 in the 4x200, which is 10th best.
Jasmine Ware, Shilynn Crawford, Cierra Macon and Demus qualified No. 13 in 50.61 in the 4x100.
Ware qualified No. 11 in the 100 (12.77).
Elder qualified 12th (59.18) and Phillips 15th (59.71) in the 400.
Edison's Bethanie Bube, Kylie Long, Ashley Borsch and Nhung Tran qualified 12th (50.56) in the 4x100.
Borsch qualified 16th in the 300 hurdles (47.81).
Katelyn Pollock qualified in the high jump at 5-3. Two qualified at 5-5, five at 5-4 and five at 5-3.
Buckeye Local's Jordan Piergallini qualified seventh in the 100 at 10.96 and seventh in the 200 at 22.05.
He teamed with Josten Dear, Andy Stock and Josiah Hannen to qualify 15th in the 4x100 (43.58).
Harrison Central's Josh Moore, Blake Yoho, Zach Riley and Brenton Spencer qualified 14th in the 4x400 (3:27.98).
Big Red's Joey Nodianos, Jaquan Lavender, Tayari Lavender and Quinton Smith qualified 15th in the 4x400 (3:28.15).
Edison's Kyle Minger qualified 16th in the 400 (50.71).
Steubenville Catholic Central's Moriah Vosteen qualified in the high jump at 5-4. The leader is at 5-7. One qualified at 5-6, one at 5-5 and three at 5-4.
Monica Rigaud qualified eighth in the 100 hurdles in 15.57.
She teamed with Taylor Bednar, Taylor Zapolnik and Michaela Gotta to qualify ninth in the 4x400 in 4:06.17.
Crusader Doug Maslowski qualified sixth in the 110 hurdles in 14.82.
Almost 2,000 athletes representing almost 700 schools will compete in the state meet.
Division III running events will begin at 9:30 a.m. and Division II at 1 p.m. Friday.
Five Division II field events will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday and five more at 9 a.m. Saturday.
Five Division III field events will be held at 1 p.m. and five more at 4 p.m. Friday.
Division I running events will begin at 4:45 p.m. Friday.
On Saturday, running finals will begin at 9:30 a.m. (Division III), 1 p.m. (Division II) and 4:30 p.m. (Division I).