The Swanton girls track and field team placed 10th with 24 points behind a bevy of fifth place finishes at the Division III Tiffin Regional which concluded Friday.
The Pettisville Blackbirds and Archbold Blue Streaks tied for the title with 53 points each.
Leading the Bulldog girls was Haley Nelson who placed fifth in both the 100 and 200. She recorded a time of 12.72 in the 100, and 26.14 in the 200.
Swanton also nearly advanced with fifth place finishes in the 4×100 and 4×200. Bobbie Oberle, Nelson, Ally Hendricks and Bridget Harlett made up both of those relays.
Sidney Taylor placed eighth in the discus (115-7).
Those placements, along with Julia Smith taking third in the high jump two days prior, helped the Bulldogs finish 10th in the team standings.
Evergreen’s best finish came from Bailie Sutter who took fifth in the 300 hurdles (47.97). The Vikings’ 4×400 relay team of Sutter, Savannah VanOstrand, Amelia Kennedy and Asia Gensch placed sixth with a time of 4:15.66.
Alyssa Noe of Evergreen finished seventh in the 400 (1:00.79) and eighth in the 200 (27.06).
In the boys meet, Delta’s Peyton Phillips was the regional champion in the high jump for the second straight year as he cleared 6 feet, 5 inches to do it. Qualifying for the Panthers in the 1600 was Maverick Wright who placed fourth with a time of 4:27.69.
Hunter Van Wert of Evergreen took fourth to advance in the 100 (11.06).
Swanton’s boys were at the Division II Piqua Regional as once again Gunnar Oakes punched a ticket to state in the high jump. He placed third in this event after clearing 6 feet, 3 inches. It will be the third straight year he competes at the state meet.
Also for the Bulldogs, Tanner Prentice placed seventh in the 400 (51.57), while Anthony Howard took 13th in the 800 (2:01.25).
The OHSAA State Track and Field Meet will be this Friday and Saturday at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium on the campus of the Ohio State University.
Swanton will once again have a pair of high jumpers performing. Smith will compete in the Division III competition which begins at approximately 4 p.m. Friday. Oakes jumps in Division II on Saturday morning at 9:30 a.m.