Tyree, Cole pace Springfield boys to D-I district runner-up

Austin Tyree and Springfield teammate Raymons Cole each won their specialties and the Tecumseh boys set three school records during the Division I district track and field meet at Piqua High School that concluded on Friday.

The top four placers in each event advance to the D-I regional at Wayne on Wednesday.

Tyree, a senior, won the 300-meter hurdles (38.13) and was second in the 110 high hurdles (14.78). A junior, Cole was first in the lump jump (22 feet, four inches) and tied for third in the high jump (6-2).

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Springfield also advanced all four boys relays. The 800 relay of Logan Richardson, Dovon Williams, Elijah Johnson and Tyree was first (1:29.40). The 1,600 relay of Richardson, Dane Klosterman, Cameron Elliott and Tyree was second (3:23.89), as was the 3,200 relay of Drew Heims, Vincent Fisher, Klosterman and Elliott (8:17.95).

Also qualifying to the regional was Springfield’s fourth-place 400 relay of Williams, Richardson, James Wood and Johnson (43.93). Springfield freshman Jockell Brown advanced in the shot put by placing third (47-11.75).

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Wayne (153 points) won the boys team title and Springfield was second (96.50). Troy (160 points) won the girls team title. Tecumseh was sixth (42) and Springfield ninth (10).

Tecumseh senior Stephen Mattingly was second in the 800 and set an Arrows record (1:57.75). Tecumseh’s 1,600 relay of Braden Berner, Ethan Adams, Daniel Baker and Mattingly was fourth (3:27.88), which bettered an Arrows record that had stood since 1974.

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Tecumseh’s 800 relay of Joe Green, Berner, Adams and Baker also set an Arrows record (1:32.36) but did not advance. Arrows senior Simon Herbert was third in the pole vault (12-10).

Leading Tecumseh’s girls was its winning 1,600 relay of Katie Rawlins, Mae Mastin, Kylee Mastin and Jaci Rife (4:07.20). Other Arrows advancing to the regional were 800 runner-up Kylee Mastin (2:19.47) and Rawlins, who placed third in the 300 hurdles (47.28).

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Springfield junior Amya Barnes was fourth in the 400 (1:01.87).

The D-II regional is Thursday and Saturday at Piqua and the D-III regional is Wednesday and Friday at Troy.

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• Winning pitcher Kelsey Day and Kayle Henderson had home runs to power West Liberty-Salem in a 7-1 defeat of Williamsburg in a D-III softball district final on Friday. Day also doubled and drove in two runs. Henderson had two hits and three RBI’s.

West Liberty-Salem will play Brookville in a D-III regional semifinal at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Wright State University.

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