Wilson wins 400, adds to state qualifying resume


PIQUA — Clinton-Massie’s Kaylee Ramsey earned one of 21 berths to the OHSAA Division II Track and Field Championship girls pole vault competition this week in Dayton.

Ramsey finished in a three-way tie for fifth at 10-6 at the Division II Region 8 Track and Field Championships here at Piqua High School Saturday.

The top four from each regional around the state advances to the state meet. But also the next two best times or distances in each event earn at-large berths to Dayton.

That’s where Ramsey’s 10-6 was good enough to one of the at-large berths. The pole vault is only Division II event to earn more than the 18 competitors. Ramsey’s 10-6 was tied with three others for the two wild card spots.

The state pole vault is set to start 9 a.m. Friday at Welcome Stadium in Dayton.

Also, Cale Wilson was not to be denied Saturday afternoon in the 400-meter dash. The Clinton-Massie junior blistered the Piqua High School track in a single lap with a time of 48.52 seconds, winning the event and breaking his own school record.

Wilson will run the 400-meter dash in the OHSAA Division II Track and Field Championships 11:15 a.m. Friday at the Welcome Stadium oval.

He also goes in the long jump 9 a.m. Friday as a two-event qualifier.

Massie boys coach Scott Rolf said Wilson has the top regional time among all state qualifiers in the open quarter.

Also in the pole vault at the regional meet, Makenna Tolliver of Wilmington was ninth at 9-6.

Wilmington’s Angelica Pais Becher was 14th in the long jump, hitting a best effort of 14-6.5.

Jude Leahy was 10th in the in the high jump, clearing 5-10. There were four athletes who cleared 6-2 and four more who cleared 6-0 in a tightly-bunched field.

In the 3,200-meter run, Madilyn Brausch of WHS ran 12:42.83 and placed 12th among the competitors.

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