WHS struggles on Div. I first day


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Wilmington’s Parker Gunkel, left, and Scott Gehlbach, right, were part of the 4x400-meter relay team Wednesday at the Div. I Dayton District Track and Field Championship at Welcome Stadium. Along with Ryland Bowman and Matt Smith, the WHS quartet finished 11th overall in 4:00.88. Gunkel and Gehlbach are shown here in a meet from earlier in the season.


DAYTON — The Wilmington High School boys and girls track and field teams competed Wednesday at the Div. I Dayton District Track and Field Championships at Welcome Stadium.

None of the Hurricane competitors qualified for next week’s Div. I Dayton Regional Track and Field Championships.

On the girls side, Megan Borton finished sixth in the preliminary heats and qualified for Friday’s final heat in the 100-meter dash. She clocked a 13.1.

For the boys, Nic Hayward was seventh in the 110-meter high hurdles in 15.98 seconds and advanced to the championship run on Friday.

Also, the 4×200-meter relay team of Hayward, Dorian Taylor, Parker Gunkel and Ryland Bowman finished seventh in the prelims in 1:37.99 and qualified for the finals.

The Div. I district will continue Friday with field events set to start at 5 p.m. and the finals in the running events set to go at 6:30 p.m.

The rest of the county will continue district competition Thursday and Saturday.

The Blanchester and Clinton-Massie boys will run at New Richmond, 4 p.m. Thursday and again at 1 p.m. on Saturday in a Div. II district meet.

The Blanchester, Clinton-Massie and East Clinton girls will compete in a Div. II district at Welcome Stadium 4 p.m. Thursday in field events and 5 p.m. in running events. Competition will continue Saturday with field events at 1 p.m. and running events at 2:30 p.m.

The East Clinton boys will run in the Div. III district Saturday, beginning at 10 a.m. with field events and 11:30 a.m. with running events.

Wilmington’s Parker Gunkel, left, and Scott Gehlbach, right, were part of the 4×400-meter relay team Wednesday at the Div. I Dayton District Track and Field Championship at Welcome Stadium. Along with Ryland Bowman and Matt Smith, the WHS quartet finished 11th overall in 4:00.88. Gunkel and Gehlbach are shown here in a meet from earlier in the season.
http://wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_TF_wil_gehlbach2gunkel_cm-1.jpgWilmington’s Parker Gunkel, left, and Scott Gehlbach, right, were part of the 4×400-meter relay team Wednesday at the Div. I Dayton District Track and Field Championship at Welcome Stadium. Along with Ryland Bowman and Matt Smith, the WHS quartet finished 11th overall in 4:00.88. Gunkel and Gehlbach are shown here in a meet from earlier in the season.
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