The Division 2 Region 8 - Piqua meet took place at Piqua High School and MileSplit Ohio was in attendance to cover the track and field action. The athletes were vying for invites to the OHSAA State Track and Field Championship which takes place at the Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium on the campus of Ohio State University. The top four finishers in each event gain eligibility to participate in this prestigious meet.
Meadowdale High School's Wayne Lawrence Jr posted stellar results at the Division 2 Region 8 - Piqua meet. Lawrence Jr won the 100m, 200m and 400m races in times of 10.75, 21.50 and 47.15 respectively. Wayne Lawrence Jr's 400m result is the fastest time produced in Ohio this season and it represents a U.S. tie for #32. This dynamic sprinter appears ready to contend for state titles in Columbus.
Dunbar's Marquis Evans won the 800m race in an Ohio #35 time of 1:55.68 and Jack Dalton of Chaminade Julienne High School took the win in the 1600m race with his 4:24.01 effort. Badin's Josh Wolpert finished 1st in the 3200m event with his 9:53.48 result.
Dunbar High School took a close win in the 4 x 100m relay race.
Norwood High School won the 4 x 200m relay race with their time of 1:30.16.
Anna Podojil of Indian Hill High School collected three wins at the Division 2 Region 8 - Piqua meet. Podojil took 1st place in the 100m, 200m and 400m races with times of 12.15, 24.50 and 56.14 respectively. Anna Podojil's 200m result represents an Ohio #4 and her 400m effort is the 11th ranked time in the state for the outdoor season.
Greeneview's Ocean Morris won the 800m race with her time of 2:17.00 and Ashleigh Prugh of Indian Hill High School took the 1600m win with her 5:11.32 result. Monroe's Alayna Garver finished 1st in the 3200m event with her 11:18.89 effort.
Melissa Knott of Ottawa-Glandorf High School won the 100m hurdles race in an Ohio tie for #29 time of 14.95 and Morgan Vogler of Archbishop McNicholas High School finished 1st in the 300m hurdles event with her 44.90 effort.
Hughes Center High School took the 4 x 100m relay win with their time of 49.68.
Congratulations to all of the athletes who competed at the Division 2 Region 8 - Piqua meet and thank you to Chris Greene for supplying the pictures that were used in this article.
Full results can be found below: