Westerville Central High School junior Jordan Hoffman entered the 300-meter hurdles final at the Division I, district 1 girls track and field meet May 21 at Hilliard Bradley with the top time (48.32 seconds) from the preliminaries.

Westerville Central High School junior Jordan Hoffman entered the 300-meter hurdles final at the Division I, district 1 girls track and field meet May 21 at Hilliard Bradley with the top time (48.32 seconds) from the preliminaries.

As expected, Hoffman won the race (46.31) and is now looking for similar success at the regional meet, which began May 25 and concludes Friday, May 27, at Pickerington North.

"I'm hoping to break 46 at regional, which would be a personal best," Hoffman said.

The top four finishers in each event qualified for the regional. The top four at regional will qualify for the state meet, which is June 3-4 at Ohio State.

At district, Central finished eighth (40 points) behind first-place Dublin Coffman (152).

Hoffman qualified for the district finals in the 300 hurdles the past two seasons, finishing sixth in 2009 and seventh in 2010.

She will be joined at regional by teammate Kristen Norris, who finished fourth (47.79) in the 300 hurdles.

Hoffman and Norris also will compete at regional in the 400 relay with Taesha Coles and Taylor Reneau after finishing third (49.86) at district.

Central's other regional qualifier was Ali Fehlhaber, who was fourth in the 400 (1:01.19).

Sprinter Davon Reed and pole vaulter Charlie Moushey led the boys team at district.

Reed won the 100 (11.33) at the district 1 meet and was part of the third-place 800 relay (1:30.1), along with Doermann, Dominique Cook and Dillon Seckman.

Moushey won the pole vault with an effort of 14 feet, 3 inches.

Doermann was second in the 200 (22.44).

"I have to get out harder," Doermann said. "I have to build everything, work on my start. I didn't finish strong today. I have to work on finishing my race."

The Warhawks finished sixth (53) behind first-place Thomas Worthington (87).

•The 400 relay of Nikia Buckingham, Alex Hall, Leija Harris and Abbey McDonald led the South girls in the district 4 meet at Hamilton Township.

The Wildcats finished first in 49.53.

South's 800 (second, 1:44.63) and 1,600 (third, 4:10.6) relays also qualified for regional, along with Tara Thompson in the 400 (third, 1:02.73) and Lizzie Gauen in the 300 hurdles (fourth, 47.17).

South finished seventh (53.5) behind first-place Davidson (110).

"Things went very well," girls coach Jim Gaul said. "Ninety-five percent of the girls ran their best times of the season, and we finished in the top half of the district. We had a runner in every eventfinal, which was really nice and gave us a chance to compete for regional spots. Everyone of the girls that qualified to the regional has a chance to make it to the state meet. We are happy and excited for our kids."

The boys team finished 10th (37) in the district 2 meet behind first-place Davidson (109).

Finishing third for the Wildcats were Ray Ball in the shot put (49 feet, 4 1/4 inches) and Kelly Carter with a personal-best effort in the 400 (50.44).

The 400 (43.77) and 1,600 (3:27.93) relays each finished fourth to earn regional berths.

"I am extremely excited for the opportunity several ofour young men have to compete at the regional championships at Pickerington Norththis week," boys coach Jimmy Gaul said. "They have been diligent in their preparation and training all season and to be one step away from competing at the highest level of track and field in Ohio is going to be a tremendous experience for them."

•The North boys (52) and girls (45) each finished seventh in the district 1 meet.

Jacob Dumford, Kevin Ford, Brian Hannaford and Ryan Weldon opened the meet by winning the 3,200 relay (8:02.8).

Dumford was second in the 800 (1:56.24) and Dublin Scioto's Luis Carbajal (9:23.19) edged Hannaford (9:23.76) for first in the 3,200.

Joey Wilkin will represent North at regional in the 110 hurdles (third, 15.09) and 300 hurdles (fourth, 40.96).

"This will be my first regional," Wilkin said. "It's definitely good to get that monkey off my back and get there."

Weldon was fourth in the 1,600 (4:26.67).

The girls team was led by the 1,600 relay of Sarah Koch, Meghan Maurer, Gabie Pace and Monica Petruzzi, who finished second (4:04.61).

Maurer, Petruzzi, Linda Sandvik and Sarah Schlotter were third in the 3,200 relay (10:05.32), Maurer was fourth in the 1,600 (5:32.07) and Petruzzi was fourth in the 800 (2:25.04).