DAYTON — East Clinton’s Brian Barnes finished third Saturday in the 110-meter hurdles in the Div. III Dayton District Track and Field Championship at Welcome Stadium.
The finish extends Barnes’ season in this week’s Region 12 Track and Field Championship meet in Troy. Barnes ran a 16.17 in the hurdle event, finishing .12 behind the runnerup position.
Prior to Saturday, East Clinton qualified Thomas Wright in the discus to the Region 12 meet.
“My goal from day one of this season was to have at least one regional qualifier,” EC coach Steven Sodini said. “Barnes has stepped up as a leader this season. The first-year track athlete took to the hurdles very quickly. His hard work has earned him a chance to run the hurdles at least once more.
“Wright is a student athlete who is involved in a lot at East Clinton. He’s a member of the band and Key Club which take a lot of his time in the spring. Thomas still manages to spend lots of time in the discus ring perfecting every millisecond of his throw.”
The top four in each event in the district meets advanced to the regional meet.
The 4×100-meter relay team of Wes Kidder, Zack Mitchell, Brian Barnes and Anthony Osburn were fifth in 47.16 seconds, narrowly missing out on the final regional berth which was 46.87 seconds.
Kidder was sixth in 43.06 seconds in the 300-meter hurdles. Josh Jones was 13th in the 1,600-meter run in 5:15.85. The 4×400-meter relay team of Kalob Williams, Colten Groves, Devin Henson and Ethan Ambrose ran 4:14.44 and finished 13th.
Paul Luttrell had a best of 31-8 and finished 19th in the shot put. Mitchell was 16th in the long jump (17-3.5) and Aaron Livingston was 21st (15-7.5) Ethan Ambrose was 12th in the high jump (5-6)
The East Clinton girls track and field team competed in the Div. II Dayton District meet at Welcome Stadium.
The 4×800-meter relay team of Hannah Pickering, Emilee Cross, Shelby Williams and Alex Hughes ran 13:45.4 and finished 10th.
Alex Hughes ran 8:18.71 and finished 16th in the 1,600-meter run. Page Hughes was 16th in the long jump with a best of 11-8.75 and Mindy Bean was 17th with a jump of 11-4. Karley Brown was 21st in the shot put at 22-11.25