EC girls out of the blocks at district track, field meet

CLAYTON — East Clinton’s girls track and field team opened the post-season for Clinton County Tuesday at the Division III Northmont District meet.

Libby Evanshine had a fifth place finish in the high jump, clearing 4-10. She tied with Lily Hudson for fourth but Hudson got the regional berth based on misses.

EC’s 4×800-meter relay team finished eighth in 13:10.89. Timmi Mahanes and Anna Malone competed in the shot put but did not place.

On Saturday, there will be events contested for the first time as one-time finals.

Carah Anteck and Kaylyn Deaton are slated to run in the 1,600-meter run; Anteck will run in the 3,200-meter event; Kenton Deaton and Riddle are scheduled to compete in the long jump; and Mahanes and Malone are on the start list for the discus.

Several runnings events held preliminary heats on Tuesday.

The 4×200-meter relay team of Emma Riddle, Lauren Runyon, Jozie Jones and Kenton Deaton ran 2:00.85 and stand seventh among qualifiers to the final heat.

The 4×100 relay of Jordan Collom, Runyon, Evanshine and Jones ran 57.57 and are eighth going in to the finals.

In the 100-meter hurdles, Gracie Evanshine (19.13) and Kelsi Lilly (20.39) did not qualify for Saturday’s final heat.

In the 100-meter dash, Jozie Jones (14.48) and Emma Riddle (14.796) did not qualify for the final.

Collom (1:11.69) and Riddle (1:13.92) did not qualify in the 400-meter dash.

Gracie Evanshine (53.89) did not qualify for the 300-meter hurdles finale.

In the 200-meter dash, Jones (29.65) and Gracie Evanshine (30.46) did not qualify for the finals.

The girls 4×400 relay of Collom, Boggs, Anteck and Runyon (5:04.37) did not qualify.