It was more of the same for one program and two others made a return to past glory in the Division I regional track and field meet May 25 and 27 at Pickerington High School North.

It was more of the same for one program and two others made a return to past glory in the Division I regional track and field meet May 25 and 27 at Pickerington High School North.

The Reynoldsburg girls team scored 88 points to capture its fourth consecutive regional title, advancing in nine events to the state meet June 3-4 at Ohio State. The Raiders are the two-time defending state champion.

In the boys regional, Westerville North and Thomas Worthington each scored 37 points to share the title. The Cardinals last won a regional title in 1996, while North coach Johnny Jackson said the Warriors' performance reminds him of the success they enjoyed in the late 1990s.

Destinee Gause won the 100 meters (12.01 seconds) and 200 (24.21) and ran on the winning 400 relay (47.54) and first-place 1,600 relay (3:54.05) to lead the Raiders. Teammate Donyelle Brown won titles in the discus (126 feet, 11 inches) and shot put (43-8).

"That's four (regional titles) in a row for us, and five out of our last six (seasons)," Reynoldsburg coach Denny Hammond said. "We ran well."

The Westerville North boys team opened the running finals May 25 with a title in the 3,200 relay (7:52.05) and also got a title from Brian Hannaford in the 3,200 (9:14.42).

"It's a great feeling," Jackson said. "We usually don't even pay attention to points and just put people in their best events and let the chips fall where they may."

The Thomas boys team won the 800 relay (1:27.81) and 1,600 relay (3:19.1) and got a 400 title from Armand Austin (48.41).

"It's been awhile since we've won a regional title," Cardinals coach Andy Cox said. "We set a school record in the (800 relay) and a season-best in the (1,600 relay). Armand was awesome in the 400."

Also leaving with multiple titles were Brookhaven's Nigel Preacher, who won the long jump (22-6 3/4) and high jump (6-6), and Hilliard Davidson's Jessica Hoover, who won the 1,600 (4:59.38) and 3,200 (11:05.36).