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STATE TRACK UPDATE: Southeastern’s Ruby, Wheelersburg’s Miller, 4×200 relay advance to finals

SOSA Staff Report

COLUMBUS — In Division III, Southeastern’s Lane Ruby, Wheelersburg’s Libby Miller and the Pirates’ 4×200-meter relay team have advanced to their event’s finals.

Wheelersburg’s Libby Miller has advanced to Saturday’s 100-meter dash finals.

Ruby ran the 100-meter dash in 11.07 seconds, good enough for a second place finish in his heat, a fourth place finish overall and a ticket punched into Saturday’s 100 dash finals.

Miller also advanced in the 100 dash preliminaries, placing ninth overall with a time of 12.76 seconds. The senior then helped the Pirates’ 4×200-meter relay team — alongside Lani Irwin, Alyssa Dingus and Lauren Jolly — advance into the finals with a time of 1:46.75, an eighth place finish.

Wheelersburg’s 4×100 relay, made up of Miller, Irwin, Jolly and Gabby Deacon did not qualify, finishing 12th overall in the preliminary race with a time of 50.85 seconds.

Also advancing into Saturday’s finals was Green’s Zach Huffman, who did so with a time of 40.44 seconds in the 300-meter hurdles race.

Paint Valley’s Brayden Ison ran the 100 dash with Ruby, but took 13th place with a time of 11.42 seconds, ending a spectacular season.

Paint Valley’s 4×100 relay — made up of Ison, Caleb Adams, Justin Draise and Malique Davis — took a 10th place finish in the preliminary race with a finish time of 44.44 seconds.

Dingus also competed in the 400-meter dash preliminaries, taking 17th overall with a finish time of 1:02.54. In the boys 400 dash preliminaries, Adena’s Tate Myers took 14th place with a time of 51.35 seconds.

Elsewhere in Division III, Valley’s Jacob Brickey placed seventh in the shot put event with a heave of 52-8.5.

Southern Ohio Sports Authority will have continuous updates from the OHSAA Track and Field State Championships.

About Derrick Webb

Derrick is SOSA's chief content coordinator and has worked for the Chillicothe Gazette, the Portsmouth Daily Times and Eleven Warriors. He's a 13-time award-winning journalist, a self-proclaimed baseball purist, a suffering Bengals fan and has never met a stranger.
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