Cedarville’s Devin Gruet starts the 4x200 relay during the D-III regional track and field meet at Troy’s Memorial Stadium on Wednesday, May 24, 2017. MARC PENDLETON / STAFF

Cedarville posts best D-III regional semis in boys 400, 4x400 relay

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Cedarville senior Devin Gruet had the best 400 meters semifinal (49.75) and will be joined in Friday’s 400 final by sophomore teammate Brandon Pollock (51.15).

No surprise based on those results, Cedarville also posted the best 4x400 relay (3:29.60).

REGIONAL MEETS: Welcome Stadium (D-I), Piqua (D-II), Troy (D-III)

The top four regional placers in each event qualify to next week’s season-ending state meet at Ohio State University’s Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium in Columbus. None of the Springfield-area participants qualified to state during Wednesday’s first day of competition.

The meet resumes on Friday with the remaining field events at 5 p.m. and running finals at 6 p.m.

Wednesday’s Springfield-area finals results

Girls 4x800 relay: West Liberty-Salem, sixth, 9:59.15; Catholic Central, 10th, 10:24.53.

Boys 4x800 relay: WLS, 14th, 8:53.58; Cedarville, 16th, 9:08.59.

Boys discus: Charlies Bertemes, Southeastern, 7th, 134-6.

FOLLOWING DAD’S LEAD: Ansonia vaulter Brock Shellhaas 

Boys long jump: Joe Plumer, Yellow Springs, 7th, 19-9; Dan Tantlinger, Emmanuel Christian, 11th, 18-9; Wesley Williams, Cedarville, 15th, 18-1.25.

Boys pole vault: Joey Mascadri, Mechanicsburg, 7th, 12-0; Frank Magyar, Mechanicsburg, 12th, 10-6.

Girls high jump: Janie Kopus, WL-Salem, 10th, 4-10.

Girls shot put: Jasmine Davidson, Yellow Springs, 11th, 33-3.50.

Wednesday’s Springfield-area results advancing to Friday’s finals

Boys 100: Christian Parker, WLS, 11.79.

Girls 4x200 relay: WL-S, 1:47.22.

Boys 4x200 relay: Cedarville, 1:32.48.

Girls 4x100 relay: WL-S, 51.86.

Boys 400: Devin Gruet, Cedarville, 49.75; Brandon Pollock, Cedarville, 51.15.

Girls 300 hurdles: Julian Roberts, Yellow Springs, 46.54.

Girls 4x400 relay: WL-S, 4:09.12.

Boys 4x400 relay: Cedarville, 3:29.60.

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West Liberty-Salem High School junior Janie Kopus anchored the 4x200-meter relay into the Division III regional track and field finals on Wednesday at Troy’s Memorial Stadium. The relay of Payton Umphries, Taylor Lauck, Lydia Moell and Kopus posted the sixth-best time (1:47.98) to qualify for Friday’s finals. MARC PENDLETON / STAFF
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