Archbold girls won three events and Pettisville girls won two at the Division III district track and field meet, Thursday, May 17, and Saturday, May 19, at Ayersville.
Tressa Parsley and Kassidy Garrow were each double winners. Parsley won the 400 while K. Garrow won the 800. They were both on the winning 4×400 team with Jesse Fidler and Angelica Reyes.
Individual Pettisville champions were Audra Klopfenstein in the 100 and Tanner Hostetler in the 1600.
Hostetler was also awarded the Fred Dafler Sportsmanship Award. The award is given to one female and one male from the Fifth District Track and Field Offi- cials Association.
Archbold finished third in the girls meet with 92.5 points. Pettisville was fourth with 64.5.
Liberty Center won with 102, and Tinora was second with 95.
“I am extremely proud of the way both the boys and girls competed in the district meets,” said Dina Gladieux, AHS head coach. (The AHS boys ran in the Div. II meet at Oak Harbor.)
“A third-place finish for both of them is very good.”
Pettisville had several athletes advance in the boys meet. Tinora won the boys meet with 123.5 points, while Fairview was second with 81.2. The Birds were sixth with 54.6.
The top four finishers in each event advance to the regional meet, Wednesday, May 23, and Friday, May 25, at Tiffin.
AHS and PHS girls finishing in the top four and advancing to regionals:
4×800: 1. LC, 10 minutes, 12.35 seconds; 2. Archbold (Reyes, K. Garrow, Parsley, Jensyn Garrow) 10:20.75; 3. Pettisville (Mikala Avina, Emily Eicher, Shelby Miller, Hostetler) 10:26.16.
100: 1. Klopfenstein (P), 13.02 seconds.
4×200: 1. Tinora 1:48.66; 2. Archbold (Reyes, K. Garrow, Parsley, J. Garrow) 1:50.07.
1600: 1. Hostetler (P) 5:27.24; 4. Darian Oberlin (A) 5:48.86.
400: 1. Parsley (A) 1:01.86; 3. Reyes (A) 1:04.17.
800: 1. K. Garrow (A) 2:26.21; 2. Hostetler (P) 2:26.87.
200: 1. Abdul (Tinora) 26.6; 2. Klopfenstein (P) 26.66.
4×400: 1. Archbold (Fidler, Parsley, Reyes, K. Garrow) 4:10.94; 2. Pettisville (Hostetler, Avina, E. Eicher, Klopfenstein) 4:17.03.
High jump: 1. Kanios (Maumee Valley Country Day), five feet, two inches; 3. Rachel Brader (A) and Huston (Stryker), 5-0 tie.
Long jump: 1. Stoll (Edon) 15-6 3/4; 2. Kinsey Smith (A) 15-0 1/2.
Pole vault: 1. Vollmar (LC) 8-8; 3. Jordyn Pursel (P) 8-8.
PHS boys finishing in the top four and advancing to regionals:
4×800: Montpelier 8:24.7; 2. Pettisville (Jeremy Mann, Danny Sauder, Tim Iott, Dominic Frey) 8:26.9.
800: 1. Shoup (Montpelier) 2:00.69; 3. Mann (P) 2:01.22.
200: 1. Strup (Tinora) 22.43; 4. Caleb Liechty (P) 23.86.
3200: 1. Lehman (Tinora) 10:20.66; 4. Frey (P) 10:29.48.
“Ours kids had another outstanding performance at districts,” said Tom Wagner, PHS head coach.
“Audra Klopfenstein ran well, winning the 100 and placing second in the 200. Tanner Hostetler won the 1600 and placed second in the 800.
“Both the girls 4×800 and the 4×400 relay teams ran very well, qualifying for regionals.
“Katie Yoder made an outstanding attempt in the pole vault, coming up a little short and placing fifth. Katie was injured and was not able to practice for a number of weeks.
“Our boys 4×800 relay team continues to improve week by week as they placed second. Jeremy Mann is closing in on the time he needs to make a bid for a state berth this week with his 2:01.22 in the 800.
“Caleb Liechty is also progressing well, placing fourth in the 200, as well as Dominic Frey placing fourth in the 3200.
“I’m also very proud of a number of boys who may of come up short in qualifying for regionals but had super efforts: Tim Iott and Jacob Hauter in the 1600, Ethan Brakefield in the 300 hurdles, Austin Dykstra in the high jump, and our 4×400 relay team.”