Good day for Blanchester, Clinton-Massie athletes in track and field


Compiled by Mark Huber



Jocelyn Burton won the Div. II Dayton District Track and Field Championship Thursday at Welcome Stadium. She had a personal best throw of 106-1.


Mark Huber | News Journal

The Blanchester 4x800-meter relay team broke its own school record Thursday in the Div. II Dayton District Track and Field Championship at Welcome Stadium. Emma Gundler, Olivia Gundler, Savannah Rhodes and Mckenzie Hamm ran 10:21.24 and finished third in the race.


Mark Huber | News Journal

It was a successful day in track and field for Clinton County athletes Thursday in district competition at two sites.

At New Richmond High School, Blanchester and Clinton-Massie boys competed in the Div. II New Richmond District A Track and Field Championship.

Blanchester junior Joey Holcomb took home a pair of district championships in the shot put and discus. Holcomb had a 137-4 best in the discus and a 50-2.25 heave in the shot put.

Clinton-Massie’s Isaac Green was sixth in the shot put (38-9.5).

Holcomb will head to next week’s Region 8 meet at Welcome Stadium as one of the favorites to advance to the state meet in Columbus.

Clinton-Massie advanced a trio of athletes to the Region 8 meet. Bailey Leforge of CMHS went 20-2 in the long jump and finished second overall.

Bryson Mills cleared 11-6 in the pole vault and finished third overall. Teammate Chris Demler went 5-10 and placed fourth in the high jump.

The top four in each event advance to the Region 8 meet.

The district meet at New Richmond continues Saturday with running event finals.

At the Div. II Dayton District Track and Field Championship at Welcome Stadium, Clinton-Massie’s Jocelyn Burton had a personal best effort of 106-1 and finished atop the field in the girls discus.

Blanchester’s Morgan Deless was fourth in the discus (99-6) and advanced to the Region 8 meet. Regan Ostermeier was two inches behind in fifth.

The Blanchester girls 4×800-meter relay team broke its own school record with a run of 10:21.24. The foursome of Mckenzie Hamm, Savannah Rhodes and Gundler sisters Emma and Olivia finished third in the eight-lap event.

Girls qualifying to Saturday’s running finals are Massie’s Mallory Homan sixth in the 100-meter dash 13.23; Sidney Avey fifth in the 300-meter hurdles in 51.25 and three relay teams — 4×200-meters sixth in 1:52.09, 4×100-meters third in 51.66 and 4×400-meters eighth in 4:49.34.

Preslee Rolf, Courtney Gibson, Rachel Avery and Homan were on both the 4×200 and 4×100 relays. The 4×400 team was made up of Kelsi Frump, AJ Houseman, Alana Smith and Avey.

Blanchester girls to qualify for the Saturday finals were Emma Gundler sixth in the 400-meter dash in 64.2, Asia Baldwin seventh in the 200-meter dash in 27.32 and the 4×400-meter relay sixth in 4:25.89. Relay members were Hamm, Gundler and Gundler, and Baldwin.

Jocelyn Burton won the Div. II Dayton District Track and Field Championship Thursday at Welcome Stadium. She had a personal best throw of 106-1.
http://wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_TF_cm_burtondiscus.jpgJocelyn Burton won the Div. II Dayton District Track and Field Championship Thursday at Welcome Stadium. She had a personal best throw of 106-1. Mark Huber | News Journal

The Blanchester 4×800-meter relay team broke its own school record Thursday in the Div. II Dayton District Track and Field Championship at Welcome Stadium. Emma Gundler, Olivia Gundler, Savannah Rhodes and Mckenzie Hamm ran 10:21.24 and finished third in the race.
http://wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_IMG_0305.jpgThe Blanchester 4×800-meter relay team broke its own school record Thursday in the Div. II Dayton District Track and Field Championship at Welcome Stadium. Emma Gundler, Olivia Gundler, Savannah Rhodes and Mckenzie Hamm ran 10:21.24 and finished third in the race.Mark Huber | News Journal

Compiled by Mark Huber

Reach Mark Huber at 937-556-5765, or on Twitter @wnjsports

Reach Mark Huber at 937-556-5765, or on Twitter @wnjsports

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