TODD Woodring and Layson Giles both won individual region championships at this week’s 8-AAA meet while three other Jackson County athletes qualified for the state sectionals.
“We are proud of the results our team posted at the region meet,” Jackson County coach David Darling said. “The point totals we attained in the boys and girls are highs in comparison to recent years.”
Woodring won the 400 meter title with a time of 49.24 seconds and finished second in the 200 meters (22.55 seconds). Giles won the high jump with a jump of 6-4.
Both will move on to sectionals.
The Panthers also qualified two hurdlers for sectionals — Nick Stovall, who was second in the 110-meter hurdles (16.70 seconds) and Hunter Elllingwood (42.76 seconds).
For the girls, Destiny Gaudlock qualified for sectionals in two events, finishing second in the triple jump with a jump of 34-10.75 and the high jump with a jump of 4-10.
“The individuals who advanced to sectionals have put in hard work and we expected them to be where they are at this point in the year,” Darling said.
The Jackson County girls finished fifth at region with 51.5 points and the boys took sixth with 50 points.
Sectionals will be held at East Jackson Comprehensive High School April 26.
“The upcoming sectionals meet will prove to be competitive and we will be working to get to the next level,” Darling said.
Track and field: Jackson Co. athletes claim two individual region championships, five qualify for sectionals
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