Carys Gossett of Marysville heaves the shot put during the Division I regional meet on Wednesday at Pickerington North High School. She finished sixth. (Journal-Tribune photo by Tim Miller)
A nuisance type of rain did not prevent a pair of Marysville High School athletes from competing in the regional meet on Wednesday.
Juniors Carys Gossett and Cam Jones respectively placed sixth and 11th in the Division I girls shot put and boys long jump.
The event was held at Pickerington North High School.
Gossett’s finish earned her All-Region honors.
Her second effort of 34-11.25 during the first flight was her top throw of the day.
Gossett qualified for the finals, where her best heave was 34-7.75.
“I had a couple of good throws, but overall, it wasn’t great,” said Gossett.
Jones opened long jump competition with a leap of 20-11.
He followed with his best two jumps of the day, with matching efforts of 21-1.5.
He did not qualify for the finals.
“I tried my best,” he said. “I was happy to be here and it was good competition.”
The top four placers in each event qualified for next week’s D-I state meet, which will be held at Hilliard Darby High School.
“Carys and Cam did great jobs adjusting to the difficult weather conditions and competing against the elite of central Ohio track and field,” said Marysville head coach Luke Sundermeier.
“Carys is looking forward to the regional discus competition, while Cam will now begin preparations for his senior football season.
“It was a great night for Monarch field events.”
Gossett will return to Pickerington North when the discus competition begins at 4:30 p.m. on Friday.
The Lady Monarchs will also have Brynn Rychlik and Jackie Rychlik competing in the girls pole vault at that time.
Marysville will later be represented that evening by distance runners Bryn Hothem and Katie Krueger.
Hothem will compete in the 1600 run at 5:35 p.m.
Krueger will take to the track for the 3200 run at 6:45 p.m.
The top four placers in those events will advance to the state meet.
Marysville’s Cam Jones skies through the air during the Division I regional track meet on Wednesday at Pickerington North High School. He finished 11th. (Journal-Tribune photo by Tim Miller)