Led by strong performances in the dash, running events and relays, combined with contributions from their field events, the Circleville girls track and field team has some new hardware for the high school trophy case.
The Tigers brought back a Division II Southeast District championship trophy on Saturday after topping the 13-school field at Washington Court House.
Circleville finished first with 121 points, followed by district runner-up Unioto with 104 and McClain taking third with 71.50.
Faith Yancey won the 100 in 13.13 and the 200 in 26.44. Teammate Lily Winter finished fourth in the 200 in 27.34.
Winter earned a district title of her own in the 400 in 59.62 and teammate Addison Lowe also advanced to regional in the event by taking fourth in 1:04.09.
Ellie Patrick won the district title in the 800 in 2:06.44. Pickaway County runners took four of the top five spots in the race.
Maddux Bigam finished as district runner-up in the 1600 in 5:33.90 and was fourth in the 3200 in 13:05.49.
Emma Groff finished third in the pole vault at 9-08 feet by tiebreaker over teammate Payton Ford, who took fourth. Sydney Lattimer finished fourth in the long jump at 15-06.25 feet.
The Circleville 800-relay team of Makya Cockerham, Lowe, Winter and Yancey took top billing in 1:47.77 and the 1600-relay team of Lowe, Patrick, Yancey and Winter also finished as a district champion by turning in a time of 4:13.74.
Logan Elm finished fourth with 65 points.
Annie Karshner turned in a district championship winning throw of 116-02 feet to top the discus field.
Tayla Tootle finished as district runner-up in the pole vault at 11 feet.
Annabelle Rutter claimed the last spot to advance in the 100 hurdles by finishing fourth in 17.33 and did the same in the 300 hurdles in 51 seconds flat. Camryn Ross finished fourth in the 800 in 2:33.50.
Westfall finished sixth with 56 points.
Peyton Proffitt won a district title in the 100 hurdles in 16.84 and also took top billing in the pole vault at 12 feet, setting a new district meet record that used to be held by Circleville graduate Katrina Steinhauser (11-06 feet in 2010). Pickaway County athletes dominated the field event by taking the top five spots.
Caitlyn Shipley finished as district runner-up in the 800 in 2:31.90 and took bronze in the 1600 run in 5:34.66.
Unioto topped the 16-school boys field with 79 points, followed by Scioto Valley Conference rival Zane Trace (69) and Portsmouth (68).
Logan Elm led county schools by finishing fourth with 63.50 points.
The Logan Elm 1600 relay team of Mason Carpenter, Drew Tomlinson, Allen Boerner and Jude Braum turned in a district championship winning time of 3:34.01.
The Logan Elm 800 relay team of Carpenter, Boerner, Anthony Steele and Braun finish as district runner-up in 1:33.27, while Circleville’s squad of Jude Blair, Jake Yancey, Daniel Cutliff and Joe Streitenberger took fourth to also advance to regional in 1:34.91.
Braun finished as district runner-up in the 400 in 51.90 and Boerner also moved onto regional in the race by taking fourth in 52.94. Tomlinson finished third in the 300 hurdles in 42.37. Nate Edge was third in the 110 hurdles in 16.14.
Westfall was 13th with 25 points and Circleville took 14th with 20 points.
Also joining the 800-relay team in advancing to regional was the 400-relay team for Circleville of Blair, Yancey, Cutliff and Streitenberger finished fourth in 45.45.
The regional meet is slated for Thursday and Saturday at Chillicothe.
Teays Valley’s Ryleigh McCoy qualified for regional by taking fourth in the 400 in 1:01.24 during Division I competition on Saturday at Hilliard Darby.
The Vikings finished 10th out of 15 teams with 24 points. Gahanna won a district title with 134 points, followed by Dublin Jerome (80.5) and Olentangy Orange (80).
On the boys side, the Vikings were 13th out of 15 teams with five points. Pickerington North won a district title with 130..5 points, followed by Canal Winchester (85) and Olentangy Liberty (84.5).
Regional competition starts on Wednesday at Pickerington North.
The Amanda-Clearcreek boys finished 14th with five points during the Division II Central District meet held at Westerville South.
Bishop Watterson topped the 14-school field with 93 points, followed by River Valley (89) and Heath (70).
The girls were 22nd with three points.
Northridge won the 22-school district title with 63 points, followed by Jonathan Alder (61) and River Valley (55).