Things didn't go as planned for three members of the Delaware Hayes High School boys and girls track and field team last Wednesday in the Division I regional at Hilliard Davidson.

Things didn't go as planned for three members of the Delaware Hayes High School boys and girls track and field team last Wednesday in the Division I regional at Hilliard Davidson.

Anasa Matthews and Makeda Matthews were scheduled to compete in the girls shot put and junior Calvin Turner in the boys pole vault.

Anasa was seeded fourth and her sister was seeded seventh, with the top four advancing to the state meet Friday and Saturday at Ohio State.

Makeda was scratched from the event after medical issues arose last Tuesday and Anasa finished sixth with a throw of 37 feet, 2 1/4 inches.

"I just couldn't get my rhythm," said Anasa, who was 11th at state last season. "I felt OK up to the release and just couldn't put that together with my approach. My very first one felt fine."

That first throw held up and got her into the finals after her last two efforts in the second flight were 36-8 1/4 and 36-9 1/2.

"It's always important to get that first throw in and she did a good job of that because it qualified for the finals," throws coach Kevin West said. "But she had trouble with her technique. All of her throws were flat and she knows how to fix that, but couldn't get it done today."

In the finals, Anasa threw 31-0 3/4, fouled on her second attempt, then threw 33-9. The state qualifiers were Reynoldsburg's Melissa Dodaro (40-11 1/4), Pickerington Central's Amber Burwell (40-3 3/4), Gahanna's Ivana Payne (39-6 1/2) and Westerville Central's Annie-Rae Dura (38-6 1/4). Reynoldsburg's Donyelle Brown was fifth (38-0 1/2).

Anasa won the district 2 title with a throw of 39-0 on May 21 at Dublin Coffman. Makeda was third at district with a throw of 37-9 1/2.

"It was disappointing that (Makeda) wasn't out there with me because she does push me," Anasa said. "But it's still up to me and finishing opportunities and I didn't do that. I have to perfect my technique and get stronger for next year."

Anasa competed in the discus last Friday after finishing second at district to be seeded third in the regional.

Also competing on the second day of the meet were senior Stacey Steigerwald in the 3,200 meters and senior Stan Gibson in boys shot put.

Turner had one chance and finished 10th, clearing the bar at 13-0.

"I knew it would take at least a 13-8 to advance, so after I got 13 I skipped 13-4 and went to 13-8 trying to save some energy," Turner said. "Hey, I gave it a try and did my best. I had 13-6 (third) at district and I was using a bigger pole (at regional) for the first time. I was a little nervous at first."

Logan's Robert Robinson won by clearing 14-4, followed by Zanesville's Jordan Minnick (14-0), Olentangy Liberty's Chris Uhle (14-0) and Dublin Scioto's Jimmy Bullock (14-0). Liberty's Joe Uhle (14-0) lost a tiebreaker and Olentangy's Austin Hicks was sixth (13-8).

"The Zanesville kid is a junior, Hicks is a sophomore and the Uhle twins are freshmen, so I have to get better and work harder to get to the next level next season," Turner said. "But this year was a huge confidence-boost and I didn't work hard in the offseason. My best last year, which was my first year, was 10-6 and I opened at 11-6 in the first meet this year with no practice. I'm going to work harder in the offseason and do indoor vaulting in the winter."

Steigerwald was third in 11 minutes, 36.19 seconds at district May 24 at Coffman.

"She ran a very good race," girls coach Andy Graham said. "We were all very excited for her to qualify for the regional. It's a neat thing for a senior to make it out, especially a first-year senior."

Gibson was fourth (48-11 1/2) at district.