Five county athletes punch tickets to state

Five Pickaway County athletes qualified for the state championships on Saturday during a Division II regional held at Muskingum University.

Circleville junior Faith Yancey set a pair of program records in the 200 (second, 25.31) and the 100 (third, 12.43) in returning to the state championships after placing a season ago.

Circleville’s Faith Yancey qualified to the state championships in two events. File photo by Hailey Fox/Pickaway-Ross CTC

Circleville sophomore Maddux Bigam grabbed the final qualifying spot for state in the 1600 by finishing fourth in 5:12.79.

Logan Elm junior Tayla Tootle earned a return trip to state by finishing as a district runner-up in the pole vault at 11-04 feet.

The Murray State signee will try and improve upon her fifth-place finish last season at Ohio State’s Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.

Westfall junior Caitlyn Shipley took home district runner-up honors in the 800 in 2:19.74, which is a new program record.

John Glenn topped the regional field with 66.50 points, followed by Fairfield Union (45) and Minerva (45).

Circleville was ninth out of 43 teams who scored with 25 points, and Westfall, Logan Elm and Hillsboro tied for 25th with eight points apiece.

On the boys side, St. Clairsville won a regional title with 56 points, followed by Steubenville (55) and South Point (53).

Westfall led county schools by finishing 29th out of 44 teams who scored with six points. Circleville was 35th with 2.5 points and Logan Elm tied with Jackson and Harrison Central for 36th with a pair of points.

Westfall sophomore Josh Trapp took third in the 800 in 1:59.21.

The state championships are scheduled for Friday and Saturday at Ohio State’s Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.

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