COLUMBUS — On the strength of it’s distance running the Jonathan Alder girls track and field team scored 13 points and placed 19th at the OHSAA state championship meet held at Ohio State University’s Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium Saturday, June 2.
The school’s 4×800 meter relay team placed second in a time of 9:30.92, finishing behind only Chargin Falls (9:19.40). The members of the relay included senior Lexi Thorpe, junior Maddy Killian and freshmen Morgan Hicks and Maddie Davis.
Hicks scored the other five points for the Lady Pioneers as she placed fourth in the 3,200 (11:16.08). She was one of only two freshmen running in the 16-runner field. Her time broke her own school record in the event.
Alder also had individuals competing in the state’s largest meet against Ohio’s best. Thorpe competed in the 800, she placed 18th in 2:24.18. Davis participated in the 1,600 and came in 15th place (5:23.08).
Jonathan Alder’s Jase Headings, who will be running at the University of Cincinnati next year, placed fourth in the 800 meter run in his last race as a high school student.
He finished in a time of 1:54.69. The race was won by Heath’s Chandler Wilhelm who came across the finish line in 1:53.22.
London junior K.J. Price participated in the 100-meter dash at the state meet. He however was edged out by Ontario’s Ethan Pensante for the last spot in the championship final. Price’s prelim time of 11.192 was slightly slower than Pensante’s last start qualifying spot time of 11.154. Pesante ended up finishing fifth in the state in the event.
Reach Chris Miles at 740-852-1616, ext. 1618 or via Twitter @MadPressSports.
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