Boys Varsity Track, Girls Varsity Track · Boys Track Finishes as District Runner-Up; Nine Comets Qualify to Regionals


The boys track team finished as District Runner-Up on Saturday at the Division 2 Salem District. They finished 3 points behind champion Salem. In addition to that, 6 boys and 3 girls qualified on to the Regional track meet this week at Austintown Fitch.

Senior Dusty Burkhart finished as District champion in both the 100 and 4×1 and also qualified for Regionals in the long jump. Junior Treon Sibley was the District champion in the 200 and 4×1 and also qualified in the high jump. Freshman Jordan Akins and senior Tyler Porter rounded out the 4×1 team. Senior Brad Holmgren set a new school record in the mile with a time of 4:35.82 on his way to earning a Regional berth. Rounding out the qualifiers for the boys was senior Dillan Raines in the high jump.

On the girls side, freshman Ashley Martinez qualified in both the 100 hurdles and 300 hurdles. Senior Connie Agner qualified in the 400 and freshman Libby Vanderark qualified in the 200.

Prelims will be on Thursday with field events at 5 and running at 6. Finals will be on Saturday.

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