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Fairfield, Whiteoak track and field athletes move on to regionals

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Whiteoak's Landen Eyre stands atop the podium after winning a district title in the 1600m run. (Photo courtesy of Whiteoak Athletics)
Stephen Forsha, The Highland County Press

Track and field athletes from Lynchburg-Clay, Fairfield and Whiteoak competed in the Division III district meet at Nelsonville-York May 17 and 19, as the Fairfield Lady Lions team led the way for Highland County with a third-place finish.

The Lady Lions totaled 57.5 points for third place, while LC and Whiteoak tied for 22nd. The girls event was won by Dawson-Bryant with 117 points, followed by Adena in second.

On the boys side, Rock Hill won with 85.5 points, while Nelsonville-York was second with 73.5 points. Whiteoak was seventh with 35 points, and LC and Fairfield did not have full teams.

Whiteoak also had one individual district champion in Landen Eyre, who won the 1600m run with a time of 4:25.0.

The following are top finishes for Highland County athletes at the district meet.

Boys (Top 8 Finishers - Top 4 Qualify for regionals)

800m run: 2, Weston Blair, WHS, 2:02.16.

1600m run: 1, Landen Eyre, WHS, 4:25.0; 8, Wade Evans, WHS, 4:51.64.

3200m run: 3, Landen Eyre, WHS, 9:57.26.

300m hurdles: 6, Bryce Vanhoy, WHS, 44.73.

4x800m relay: 4, Whiteoak (Wade Evans, Landen Eyre, Bryce Vanhoy, Weston Blair), 8:46.65.

Long Jump: 7, Logan Bieler, WHS, 19-07.50.

(Lynchburg-Clay and Fairfield had no Top 8 finishes in boys events.)

Girls (Top 8 Finishers - Top 4 Qualify for regionals)

100m dash: 7, Faith Donley, FHS, 13.63.

400m dash: 2, Hallie Haines, FHS, 59.78 (school record); 3, Faith Donley, FHS, 1:01.97.

800m dash: 6, Kennedy Zink, FHS, 2:37.62.

100m hurdles: 2, Avery Teeters, FHS, 17.19.

300m hurdles: 2, Avery Teeters, FHS, 50.24; 7, Reagan Newton, WHS, 58.75.

4x100m relay: 5, Lynchburg-Clay (Samantha Merry, Autumn Wilkin, Erin Dickman, Olivia VanFleet), 54.60.

4x200m relay: 5, Whiteoak (Adrionna Phillips, Claire Ames, Reagan Newton, Kylee Hamm), 1:57.66; 7, Fairfield (Ginny Trent, Mya McIntosh, Avery Teeters, Madalyn Combs), 2:06.07.

4x400m relay: 2, Fairfield (Avery Teeters, Kennedy Zink, Hallie Haines, Faith Donley), 4:19.56 (school record).

4x800m relay: 8, Fairfield (Kennedy Zink, Madelyn Wiseman, Kendal Welling, Ginny Trent), 12:02.12.

High Jump: 3, Hallie Haines, FHS, 4-09.00.

Long Jump: 7, Autumn Wilkin, LCHS, 14-10.00.

Shot Put: 3, Paris Priest, FHS, 33-06.00.

Fairfield's 4x400m relay team of Avery Teeters, Kennedy Zink, Hallie Haines and Faith Donley earned a district runner-up finish and broke their school record in the event. (Photo courtesy of Fairfield Athletics)