Chelsey Barwiler of Sylvania Southview runs the final leg of the 4X200 meter relay during the Division I Regional Track & Field Championships.
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Southview’s boys track team placed 12th a year ago at the Division I state track and field championships.
The Cougars raced into this season looking to make much greater noise at the state meet.
A top-10 finish is a good possibility considering the Cougars qualified for four individual events and two relays.
Eastwood will be well represented at the Division II state track and field championships Friday and Saturday at Ohio State’s Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.
The Eagles’ boys team has qualifiers in three individual events and three relays after winning a second straight regional championship.
When the state track and field meet begins Friday at Ohio State’s Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium in Columbus, few competitors will be more favored to win an event than Liberty Center senior Nick Demaline.
Demaline, who will be competing in the Division III meet, is the No. 1-ranked shot putter, not just in his division or the state, but in the nation.
Whiteford senior Miranda Johnson fell just short of her ultimate goals at the state track and field meet last Saturday but her consolation prizes weren’t too shabby.
Johnson became a five-time state champ when she added two more titles at the Division 4 meet in Hudsonville, Mich.