THE PLAINS, Ohio — The Gallia Academy track and field teams are sending six athletes to state competition, after the Division II Southeast Regional meet at Athens High School Saturday.
The Blue Angels placed eighth with 30 points while the Lady Raiders finished 33rd with three points. The River Valley boys team finished 27th with eight points, while Gallia Academy finished 33rd with six points, and Meigs finished 38th with two points.
The Millersburg West Holmes girls team took first with 55 points, while New Concord John Glenn took second (49) and Chillicothe Zane Trace finished third (48). The St. Clairsville boys team took first place with 55 points, while Thornville Sheridan finished second (52) and Minerva took third (44).
Gallia Academy’s Peyton Adkins, took first in the girls 1600m runs with a time of 5:12.63, while the Blue Angels’ Hannah Watts won the girls 400m with a time of 58.82.
The Gallia Academy girls’ 4x400m team of Abby Wiseman, Andrea Edelman, Adkins, and Watts advanced to state, after finishing fourth (4:08.95).
In the field events Gallia Academy advanced two athletes to the state championships. Natalie Close finished fourth in the girls discus throw (122-01), and Tyler Campbell finished fourth in the boys long jump (20-09.25).
The Meigs and River Valley teams did not advance any athletes to Jesse Owens Stadium. The Division II State Championships will be held Friday and Saturday mornings at Jesse Owens Stadium in Columbus.