Lady Chiefs win DII Regional; Richardson heading to state for Indian Lake


The Bellefontaine Lady Chieftains won the Division II Regional Track Meet at Piqua Saturday.  Several athletes will be competing at the state meet next weekend in Columbus.

Top finishers for Bellefontaine (top 4 qualify for state):

1st Kylie Adams Long Jump 18’ 5 1/2” PR

1st Kylie Adams 100 Hurdles 14.90

1st Kylie Adams 300 Hurdles 44.51

2nd Ava Reeves 100 12.47

2nd Kelsie Snapp Shot 37’ 7 1/4” PR

2nd Kelsie Snapp Discus 128’ 1” PR

3rd Lexie Robinson Discus 124’ 11” PR

3rd Callie Shoemaker 300 Hurdles 46.32 PR

3rd 400 Relay 49.80 PR Parker Penhorwood, Kylie Adams, Ava Reeves, Callie Shumaker

4th Callie Shumaker 100 Hurdles 15.72 PR

5th Ava Reeves 200 25.68*qualified for state as an at-large berth

5th Ava Reeves Long Jump 17’ 5 1/4” PR *qualified for state as an at-large berth

The Bellefontaine boys finished 8th as a team and qualified three for state.

1st Haiden Manns Shot 50’ 8.5” PR

3rd Sully Ashcraft Shot 49’ 0.5”

4th Tony Stewart 3200 9:50.49 PR

Coach Ben Davis said, “We had 14 spots competing today and qualified to state in 14! Exceptional! What a great day to experience. The kids were remarkable! 10 of those were PRs on the season. We started the day with Haiden Manns’ gutsy performance having surgery on his nonthrowing hand yesterday wearing a big cast and winning with a career best! And then was joined by teammate Sully’s state berth in shot. Kylie overcame two straight fouls in long jump to leap into the finals on 3rd attempt then spring a career-best winning leap! Freshman Callie Shoemaker PRd in both hurdles to qualify in each and held off a charging pack as anchor in 4×1. Ava had a gutsy busy day qualifying in all 4 of her events leaping to a season-best state (at large) berth on last attempt in long jump. Our 4×1 relay PRd. Freshman Kelsie Snapp jumped from 7th to 2nd in the discus finals to PR. Lexie Robinson made her throws coach father proud with her 3rd place PR toss. Tony Stewart knocked :12 off of his previous best on a hot day to punch his ticket to Jesse Owens stadium.”

“The regional stretches nearly from Toledo to Cincinnati being the toughest in the state. We are very excited to win our 2nd regional championship in 5 years. The assistant coaching staff has done an exceptional job personalizing workouts and keeping the team focused despite setbacks. 9 young people will represent our school well next weekend at OSU.”

Indian Lake’s Elayna Richardson punched her ticket to the state championships finishing runner-up in the 400 m dash in a school record time of 56.87. Richardson also placed on the podium in seventh in the 200 m dash in a time of 27.04.

The girls 4×200 relay team of Reece Martin, Jalan Martin, Addison Beck, and Elayna Richardson set a new school record and placed seventh in 1:47.16

Brant Parsell earned a podium finish placing eighth in the 300 hurdles in a time of 41.36.

Reagan Rash finished 13th in the 800 m run (2:26) and Evie Wagner finished 14th in the 3200 m run (13:20).

Benjamin Logan boys track team completed their season Saturday in the Southwest Regional Meet at Piqua.

Senior Trevor Berry finished 7th in the shot put with a throw of 45’4”. Senior Yale Scheiderer placed 7th in the 110H with a time of 16.43.