Wright, Barnes ends EC track season at Troy


Barnes, Wright bow out at Troy

By Mark Huber - [email protected]



Thomas Wright finished his season in the Region 12 discus competition at Troy Memorial Stadium Wednesday afternoon. Wright’s best toss was 122-1.


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Barnes Barnes had 16.46 in the preliminary heat of the 110-meter high hurdles at the Region 12 meet at Troy Memorial Stadium Wednesday afternoon.


Mark Huber | News Journal

Thursday Track, Field Schedule for Clinton County athletes

Region 8 Track and Field Championship

Field events begin at 5 pm at Welcome Stadium

• CM track, field (B. Mills) pole vault

• CM track, field (B. Leforge) long jump

• Blan track, field (J. Holcomb) discus

Running events begin at 630 pm at Welcome Stadium

• CM track, field boys 4x800 relay

• Blan track, field girls 4x800 relay

• CM track, field boys 4x200 relay

• CM track, field girls 4x100 relay

• CM track, field boys 4x100 relay

• CM track, field (C. O’Bryon) 400 dash

• Blan track, field girls 4x400 relay

• CM track, field boys 4x400 relay

TROY — The track and field season for East Clinton came to an end Wednesday at the Region 12 Track and Field Championship at Troy Memorial Stadium.

Astro athletes Brian Barnes and Thomas Wright carried the season to the regional meet but were unable to advance to the next level in Columbus.

“This was a bigger stage than the kids have been on since the beginning of the season,” EC coach Steven Sodini said. “Wright is a junior and this experience will be valuable when he comes back next year.”

Barnes, a senior, competed in the 110-meter high hurdles. In the preliminary heat, Barnes clocked a 16.46.

“Barnes has consistently run around 16.1 in the past four to five meets,” Sodini said. “(He) clipped a few hurdles that slowed him down too much to make the finals.”

The final qualifying time was 16.12 seconds.

“Brian has been a great addition to the team,” Sodini said. “He has truly been the role model that we’ve needed in the program. He has set the bar high.”

Wright went into the discus competition needing to reach 130 to have a realistic chance at being one of the nine finalists.

With each throw, Wright improved his distance on the day — 104 to 117 to 122-1 — but he finished 13th overall.

“He threw slightly lower than his PR (personal best) for the season,” Sodini said. “Wright had high expectations and has some clear goals in mind for next year.”

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Thomas Wright finished his season in the Region 12 discus competition at Troy Memorial Stadium Wednesday afternoon. Wright’s best toss was 122-1.
http://wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_TF_ec_wright1-1.jpgThomas Wright finished his season in the Region 12 discus competition at Troy Memorial Stadium Wednesday afternoon. Wright’s best toss was 122-1. Mark Huber | News Journal

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Barnes Barnes had 16.46 in the preliminary heat of the 110-meter high hurdles at the Region 12 meet at Troy Memorial Stadium Wednesday afternoon.
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Barnes, Wright bow out at Troy

By Mark Huber

[email protected]

Thursday Track, Field Schedule for Clinton County athletes

Region 8 Track and Field Championship

Field events begin at 5 pm at Welcome Stadium

• CM track, field (B. Mills) pole vault

• CM track, field (B. Leforge) long jump

• Blan track, field (J. Holcomb) discus

Running events begin at 630 pm at Welcome Stadium

• CM track, field boys 4×800 relay

• Blan track, field girls 4×800 relay

• CM track, field boys 4×200 relay

• CM track, field girls 4×100 relay

• CM track, field boys 4×100 relay

• CM track, field (C. O’Bryon) 400 dash

• Blan track, field girls 4×400 relay

• CM track, field boys 4×400 relay

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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