Bulldog trio advances to state


Staff Report



Swanton’s Bobbie Oberle competes in the 100m hurdles during the finals of the Division III Tiffin Regional held at Heidelberg University Friday. Oberle advanced with a fourth place finish.

Swanton’s Bobbie Oberle competes in the 100m hurdles during the finals of the Division III Tiffin Regional held at Heidelberg University Friday. Oberle advanced with a fourth place finish.


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Hannah Grabke of Swanton clears the bar in the girls pole vault at the Division III regional meet Friday. She would receive an at-large bid to the state meet for the Bulldogs.


Max Householder | Swanton Enterprise

Brooke Dockery of Swanton finished 11th in the 800m.


Max Householder | Swanton Enterprise

The Swanton girls had a pair of state qualifiers at the Division III regional in Tiffin which concluded Friday, while the boys had one advance out of the Division II Piqua Regional that ended Saturday.

For the girls, Bobbie Oberle took fourth (15.75) in the 100 meter hurdles to advance. She was also eighth (15-9) in the long jump.

Hannah Grabke placed sixth in the pole vault, going out at 10 feet, 4 inches. And while in the past sixth did not qualify a person for state, she was able to get one of two at-large bids.

Brooke Dockery took 11th (2:28.79) in the 800m while Brooke Oberle finished seventh (26.87) in the 200m. Grace Oakes placed 13th (105-0) and Sammi Taylor 15th (100-9) in girls discus.

At Piqua, Dylan Gilsdorf of Swanton took fourth in the 1600 meter run to advance. He finished with a time of 4:37.13.

Brett Bettinger finished 15th (10:49.48) in the 3200m.

Oberle, Grabke and Gilsdorf will each be heading to state for the first time.

On the boys side at Tiffin, Evergreen qualified a pair. Mason Loeffler advanced in the high jump and Reece Serna in both the 100m and 200m.

Loeffler won the high jump title after clearing 6 feet, 3 inches. A week ago he was runner-up to Hunter Rader of Cory-Rawson at the district, but he turned the tides this week.

Serna was third in the 100m with a time of 11.03. However, he edged Michael Nichols of Ottawa Hills in the 200m, finishing the race in 22.2.

The Ohio High School Athletic Association Track and Field Championships kick off Friday morning and run through Saturday.

Swanton’s Bobbie Oberle competes in the 100m hurdles during the finals of the Division III Tiffin Regional held at Heidelberg University Friday. Oberle advanced with a fourth place finish.
https://www.swantonenterprise.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/23/2019/05/web1_Oberle-over-hurdle.jpgSwanton’s Bobbie Oberle competes in the 100m hurdles during the finals of the Division III Tiffin Regional held at Heidelberg University Friday. Oberle advanced with a fourth place finish. Max Householder | Swanton Enterprise

Hannah Grabke of Swanton clears the bar in the girls pole vault at the Division III regional meet Friday. She would receive an at-large bid to the state meet for the Bulldogs.
https://www.swantonenterprise.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/23/2019/05/web1_Grabke-over-at-regionals.jpgHannah Grabke of Swanton clears the bar in the girls pole vault at the Division III regional meet Friday. She would receive an at-large bid to the state meet for the Bulldogs. Max Householder | Swanton Enterprise

Brooke Dockery of Swanton finished 11th in the 800m.
https://www.swantonenterprise.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/23/2019/05/web1_Dockery-in-800m.jpgBrooke Dockery of Swanton finished 11th in the 800m. Max Householder | Swanton Enterprise

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