Four area athletes in Midwest Meet of Champions

Abby Nichols (Alter High School), Taylor Middleton (Miami Valley), Chris Champen (Northmont) and Madison Doss (Wayne) will be members of Team Ohio during Saturday’s Midwest Meet of Track and Field Champions at Ohio Wesleyan University.

The meet features recent graduates who were among top placers at their respective state meets in Ohio, Michigan and Indiana.

Nichols won the D-II 1,600 (4:55.30) and 3,200 (10:55.99). She’ll race in the 1,600.

Middleton swept the D-III 100 (12.26), 200 (25.20) and long jump (18-11.25) for the second straight year. She’ll run the 200.

Champen will compete in the pole vault after placing runner-up in the D-I state meet (16-4).

Doss was eighth in the D-I 400 (57.40).

Area coaches assisting the boys Team Ohio are Mike Fernandez and Terry Wasson (Wayne), Sidney Booker (Dunbar) and Andy White (Vandalia-Butler).

Field events start at 12:30 p.m. and running finals at 1 p.m.