Local track athletes excel in Columbus

Rice set to repeat in the 100 meters
Rice set to repeat in the 100 meters

Columbus, Ohio (WKBN)- A busy day for local track athletes Friday as the state track meet kicked off. Over 100 local athletes qualified for the meet, with many having a chance to bring home top honors Saturday.

Hubbard Junior Matt Jones finished fourth in shot put with a throw of 54 feet,10 inches, just a few inches off the pace, but he hopes to be back and better his senior year.

Warren JFK’s senior Morgan Rice is the defending champion in the 100 meter hurdles and she will look to defend her title tomorrow. She finished first in both her heats, but didn’t have the best overall times. She will compete in the 300 meter final as well Saturday.

The McDonald girls relay team will compete in the 4×100, 4×200, and 4×400 relay championships tomorrow. The team consists of Iva Domitrovich, Frankie Humphries, Joya Humphries, and Sara Joseph. Brenna Rupe replaces Frankie Humphries in the 400 relay, but 100 and 200 are the same runners.

Warren JFK junior Chad Zallow is the defending champion in the 110 meter hurdles, he qualified first in his heat at 14.26, but will go up against John Lint from Columbus Academy, who ran a 14.17. Zallow ran a 38.23 in the 300 meter hurdles and was second again only to Lint (36.92), as they head into the final Saturday. Zallow will also compete in the 4×200 and 4×400 relays tomorrow, as both qualified for the finals. His brother Carl is apart of the relay and qualified for the finals in both the 100 meter dash (10.9 sec) and 200 meter dash (22.4 sec).
Complete results are available at http://www.OHSAA.org.

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