Swanton, Wauseon field athletes punch state tickets


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Swanton’s Sami Taylor, left, embraces older sister Sidney Taylor, a previous state qualifier, upon qualifying for state in the shot put Thursday at the D-II Piqua Regional.

Swanton’s Sami Taylor, left, embraces older sister Sidney Taylor, a previous state qualifier, upon qualifying for state in the shot put Thursday at the D-II Piqua Regional.


Photo courtesy Jason Longbrake

PIQUA — The Division II regional track meet in Piqua got underway Wednesday with area athletes advancing on to the state competition.

There were a pair of girls advancing in the shot put.

Swanton’s Sami Taylor placed third after a best throw of 35 feet, 5 and 1/4 inches. Hayley Meyer of Wauseon took fourth with a throw of 33 feet, 10 and 1/2 inches.

Jordan Lumbrezer of Evergreen was seventh, but did not advance as only the top four placers in each event make it to state.

On the boys side, Wauseon’s Jonas Tester was runner-up and qualified for state in the long jump. His best leap was one of 21 feet, 7 and 3/4 inches.

Kayden Davis of Swanton was 13th in the long jump. In the discus, Sam Worline of Evergreen took 10th.

Swanton’s Sami Taylor, left, embraces older sister Sidney Taylor, a previous state qualifier, upon qualifying for state in the shot put Thursday at the D-II Piqua Regional.
https://www.swantonenterprise.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/23/2021/05/web1_Sam-Taylor_regional.jpgSwanton’s Sami Taylor, left, embraces older sister Sidney Taylor, a previous state qualifier, upon qualifying for state in the shot put Thursday at the D-II Piqua Regional. Photo courtesy Jason Longbrake

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