Excerpt from Article Written by Seth Staskey
The Times Leader
Saturday, May 18, 2019
Bevy of local athletes earn regional berths
ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Not even two weather delays for lightning could deny a strong and large collection of area athletes a regional berth.
The Division III Eastern District Track and Field Championship wrapped up Friday evening at overcast and damp Red Devil Stadium.
The next leg of the quest for a berth in the OHSAA’s State Track and Field Championship begins on Wednesday when area competitors trek to Perry High School in Massillon to compete in the regional.
The Shadyside boys, who won the OVAC Class 1A/2A title on the same oval earlier this month, added a silver trophy to their season collection.
Coach Jeff Campbell’s squad finished with 67 points and trailed only Garaway, which closed the 17-event competition with 78.
Fueling Shadyside’s finish was a trio of district championships.
Senior standout Chase Stewart won two of those. He claimed the 1600 and 3200 meter titles, running four laps in 4:30.09 and then came back with a 9:46.67 to win the eight-lap race.
Junior Jakob Klug claimed the high hurdles to get the day rolling for the Orange in a time of 15.78. He also advanced to the regional in the intermediates thanks to a third-place finish in a time of 42.33.
Shadyside will also compete in next week’s regional in the 4×8 and pole vaulters Dale Hawthorne and Brenden Schrader nabbed bids on Tuesday.
Shadyside put forth a solid effort en route to scoring 39.5 points for sixth place.
Junior Kaylee Savage qualified third in the discus with a mark of 109-10.
The Tigers advanced in both the 4×4 and 4×800 relays as well. The former was fourth, while the latter was third on Tuesday.