Local athletes shine at state track meet


Staff report



WL-S’s Delaney Jones (pictured) leans across the finish line to place 4th in the 100-meter dash at the Division III state track meet in Columbus on Saturday.

WL-S’s Delaney Jones (pictured) leans across the finish line to place 4th in the 100-meter dash at the Division III state track meet in Columbus on Saturday.


Photo by John Coffman Photography

WL-S’s Megan Adams (pictured) heads toward the finish line in the 3,200-meter run at the Division III state track meet in Columbus on Saturday. Adams placed third.


Photo by John Coffman Photography

COLUMBUS – Several athletes from Champaign County schools placed in the top eight at last weekend’s state track meet to earn All-Ohio honors.

On Friday in Division II, WL-S’s Logan Saylor placed 6th in the boys long jump with a leap of 21-4.

In addition, the Tigers’ 4×800 boys relay team comprised of Isaac Brown, Tate Yoder, Quentin Rudolph and Dylan Lauck placed 8th in a school record time of 8:04.04.

“Reaching the podium and being All-Ohio is every track kid’s dream,” said WL-S Coach Aaron Lauck. “It was great to see Logan Saylor in 6th place in the long jump and the 4×800 team achieve 8th place. Dylan and Tate both ran personal record splits which was awesome. It was a great opportunity to compete with the very best in the state at a wonderful facility.”

On Friday in Division III, WL-S’s girls 4×800 relay team comprised of Megan Adams, Ashley Yoder, Teagan Boyd and Mallory Bostick placed 5th in 9:48.11.

In addition, Mechanicsburg’s Payton Murphy placed 7th in the girls discus with a throw of 122-1.

On Saturday in Division III, WL-S’s Adams placed 3rd in the girls 3,200-meter run in a time of 11:05.01.

“Megan will go down as one of the best student athletes we’ve had at West Liberty-Salem,” said WL-S Coach Ann Vogel. “Her leadership and work ethic will leave an impact on our program for years to come.”

WL-S’s Delaney Jones placed 4th in the 100-meter dash in a time of 12.33.

Mechanicsburg’s 4×200 boys relay team comprised of Kailen Butler, Jack Wolf, Peyton Leeson and Jake Hurst placed 2nd in 1:30.05.

Mechanicsburg’s 4×100 boys relay team comprised of Butler, Wolf, Hurst and Leeson placed 5th in 43.88.

As a team, the WL-S girls placed 11th in Division III.

“We placed higher than our seeded times with everyone earning All-Ohio honors … you can’t ask for much more than that,” said Vogel. “The girls were focused, prepared and got the job done.”

The Mechanicsburg boys team placed 18th in Division III.

WL-S’s Delaney Jones (pictured) leans across the finish line to place 4th in the 100-meter dash at the Division III state track meet in Columbus on Saturday.
https://www.urbanacitizen.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/36/2022/06/web1_jones1.jpgWL-S’s Delaney Jones (pictured) leans across the finish line to place 4th in the 100-meter dash at the Division III state track meet in Columbus on Saturday. Photo by John Coffman Photography

WL-S’s Megan Adams (pictured) heads toward the finish line in the 3,200-meter run at the Division III state track meet in Columbus on Saturday. Adams placed third.
https://www.urbanacitizen.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/36/2022/06/web1_adams.jpgWL-S’s Megan Adams (pictured) heads toward the finish line in the 3,200-meter run at the Division III state track meet in Columbus on Saturday. Adams placed third. Photo by John Coffman Photography

Staff report