Boys Varsity Track, Girls Varsity Track · Jimmie Painter Qualifies for Regional Track Meet as Comets Have Strong Showing at District Prelims


Sophomore Jimmie Painter qualified for the Regional Track Meet at Austintown Fitch next week by finishing in 4th place in the long jump last night at the Salem District. Junior Austin Hinzman finished 5th in the long jump and freshman Morgan Ross finished 6th in the high jump, both narrowly missing moving on to Regionals.

Running preliminaries were also held last night with the following Comets advancing to Saturday’s finals: sophomore Damian Jackson (110 hurdles), junior Zach Rankin (100, 4×1), sophomore Justin Christian (4×2, 4×4), sophomore Derrick Brown (4×2, 4×1, 200), sophomore Malik Shaver (4×2, 300 hurdles, 4×4), Hinzman (4×2, 4×1), sophomore Noah Williams (4×1), junior Nolland Almestica (800), senior Nate Skaggs (4×4), and sophomore Trevor Westover (4×4).

On the girls side, the following runners advanced to Saturday’s finals: junior Gracie Collins (100 hurdles, 300 hurdles), sophomore Halie Stevens (100, 4×1), Ross (4×2, 4×4), sophomore Terryan Beauford (4×2, 4×4), senior Paige McGonigal (4×2, 4×4), sophomore Libby Vanderark (4×2, 200, 4×4), sophomore Rachael Fogg (4×1), senior Ashley Rafferty (4×1), sophomore Ashley Martinez (4×1, 300 hurdles), and senior Belle Virag (800).

Finals are on Saturday at Salem with field events starting at 11:30 am and running at 12:30 pm.