Senior Austin Hinzman and junior Jimmie Painter both advanced to the State Track Meet next weekend in the long jump by finishing 2nd and 3rd respectively last night at Regionals. Hinzman jumped 21-2.5 and Painter jumped 20-11. They will jump on Friday at 9:30 am at Jesse Owens Stadium in Columbus.
Several other Comets advanced to Saturday’s Regional Finals in the running events. Junior Damian Jackson advanced in the 110 meter hurdles, juniors Ravel Ray, Derrick Brown, Malik Shaver, and Justin Christian advanced in the 4×2 relay, junior Marcus Sims, Brown, senior Zach Rankin, and Hinzman advanced in the 4×1 relay, and junior Ashley Martinez advanced in the 300 hurdles. They will run again on Saturday and if they finish in the Top 4, they will qualify for the State Meet.