Macy Miller of Fairbanks is shown competing in the regional finals of the Division III 300 hurdles. Miller won the regional high jump title and qualified for the state in four events. (Photo submitted)
Wins regional high jump; will compete in four events this weekend
Fairbanks’ Macy Miller had a strong final day at the Division III regionals at Chillicothe Southeastern High School.
FHS girls placed third as a team with 51 points.
Mt. Gilead was first with 82 points and Crooksville was runnerup with 54.
She advanced to the state meet in four events, the 100 and 300-meter hurdles and the long and high jumps.
Miller was crowned the regional champion in the high jump with a leap of 5-3 and finished in third place in both the 100 and 300-meter hurdles.
She ran the 100 in a time of 15.29 and the 300 in 47.69.
In the long jump, the sophomore took the final qualifying spot of fourth place with a leap of 16-2.75.
She isn’t the only Lady Panther headed to the state meet.
Rachel Hoover will race in both the 1600 and 800-meter runs. She qualified for the two races when she finished in second place in the 1600 with a time of 5:08.35 and third in the 800 with a time of 2:19.97.
Trey Good will represent the Panther boys team in the 200-meter dash.
Gage Wilson will so the same in the 300-meter hurdles.
Good finished the 200 in a time of 22.79 for fourth place, while Wilson finished the 300 in a time of 41.81 for third place.
Those Panther athletes will compete this weekend during the D-III state meet.
Competition will be held at Westerville North High School.
Field events will begin on Friday at 10 a.m. Running prelims will start at 2 p.m.
Finals will be contested on Saturday.
The Panthers also had several athletes’ season come to close at the regional meet.
The Lady Panthers’ 4×800-meter relay team of Amelia Cameron, Linsey Eddy, Addie Thrush and Hoover missed out on the state meet by a few seconds.
The foursome placed fifth with a time of 10:02.9.
FHS’ girls 4×200-meter relay team of Kinley Green, Thrush, Kate Coy and Eddy finished in fifth place with a time of 1:52.27.
Green placed in seventh place in the 200-meter dash with a tie of 27.18, while Ava Orders finished the long jump in 14h place with a leap of 13-9.5
The boys team also had a few athletes’ season conclude.
The 4×200-meter relay team of Good, Wyatte Miller, Wilson and Brendan Baker took seventh place with a time of 1:35.91.
The 4×400-meter relay team of Good, Kyler Wilson, Gage Wilson and Dylan Tobe finished in sixth place with a time of 3:40.85.
Billy Reed-Bodey finished tenth in the shot put at 45-0.5.
The Triad Cardinals had a solo runner advance to the Division III regional.
Cayla Eaton finished her season in the 300-meter hurdles with a sixth place finish in a time 49.33.