Eight athletes and two relay teams from the Chagrin Valley Conference will compete in next week’s regional track meet after a top-four finish at the district meet on Friday.
West Geauga advanced six individual athletes and two relay teams out of the Division I Riverside District while Geneva had two athletes punch their regional tickets out of the Division I Austintown Fitch District.
West Geauga’s Daniel Kearns finished as the district runner-up in the 3200-meter run with a time of 9:37.50, a new personal and school record.
Shannon Swinerton and Maggie Furst both earned third-place finishes.
Swinerton was third in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 48.26 and Furst was third in the discus with a best throw of 110-feet, 3-inches, a new PR.
Megan McGinnis, Grant Congdon, and Matthew Dienes each recorded a new PR in finishing fourth in their respective events.
McGinnis ran a time of 17.0 seconds in the 100-meter hurdles, Congdon finished the 800 in 1:58.59, and Dienes ran the 1600 in 4:30.14.
The Wolverines also advanced to the regional meet in the girls’ 4×400 and the boys’ 4×800.
Skye Hackathorn, Holly Hamilton, Grace Laster, and Swinerton teamed up to finish fourth in the 4×400 with a time of 4:05.69 while Kearns, Dienes, Christopher Whiting, and Congdon placed third in the 4×800 with a time of 8:15.93.
Geneva’s Connor Boland is headed to the regional meet in two events after winning the 400-meter dash district title and placing second in the 200.
He finished the 400 in 49.59 seconds, a state Top 25 mark, and the 200 in 21.93 seconds, a state Top 50 time.
Teammate Steven Harrington also will compete at the regional meet after he placed fourth in the pole vault by clearing 11-feet.