Lonzell Feagin couldn't have set the bar much higher for himself than he did the past few weeks.

Lonzell Feagin couldn't have set the bar much higher for himself than he did the past few weeks.

First, the Canal Winchester High School junior won championships in the long jump, 100 meters, 200 and 400 at the OCC-Cardinal Division track and field meet held May 12 and 14 at Hilliard Davidson.

A week later, Feagin won the 100, 200 and 400 and was runner-up in the long jump in the Division I, district 2 meet that concluded May 21 at Hilliard Darby.

He then began the regional meet May 25 at Pickerington North by leaping 21 feet, 11 1/4 inches early in the long jump competition, a strong enough performance that he was able to sit out the rest of the way and still finish second to advance to the state meet Friday, June 3, and Saturday, June 4, at Ohio State.

Feagin competed in the 200 and 400 finals May 27.

The top four finishers in each regional event qualified for state.

"I felt with the long jump that it'd be great if I'd get through, but my major events are still the 200 and the 400," said Feagin, who was about six inches shy of high jump champion Eli Whiteside of Gahanna (22-5 1/2). "I think I've done better than I thought I would. I definitely did better (at regional) than (district) because of the weather conditions. I feel like I performed better. My legs were tighter at district and it was harder to move.

"It's special getting to state (in an individual event). That's been what I've wanted all year."

Feagin, whose personal best in the long jump is 22-2 1/4, and boys coach Kurtis Robinson decided he would sit out the 100 at regional in order to concentrate on the other events. Temperatures on May 25 reached about 80 degrees, approximately 25 degrees warmer than at district.

"I wanted to keep my legs fresh," Feagin said of the 100.

Feagin was part of the 1,600 relay that finished third at state last year, but he will be making his first state appearance as an individual.

Ariana Coleman competed in the girls long jump May 27. She was unbeaten in the event entering regional, according to girls coach Darren Avery. She jumped a personal-best 17-6 in winning the district 1 championship.

"She did long jump as a middle-schooler, so this is a natural progression for her," Avery said. "Our long jump coach said early on that she could go over 17 feet this year. He was confident. Watching how she gets off the board, we've been very excited. Every time she is in a high-pressure situation, she just steps up and goes for the win."

Also on May 25, Danny Jones finished eighth in the boys discus (150-1), Erica Babusci finished 11th in the girls 100 hurdles (16.26) and Robert Moore finished 14th in the boys 300 hurdles (41.13).

Moore ran .9 of a second slower than he did when he placed fourth at district.

"He (ran) well all year," Robinson said of Moore. "He's a man, not a boy, and he is in pretty good physical condition. On top of that, he really wants to help the team. That's always on his mind."

Softball players named all-league

Bailee Faulkner of the softball team was named first-team all-OCC-Cardinal last week, leading three Indians who earned all-league honors.

Junior shortstop Mackenzie Hamilton made second-team all-league and senior second baseman Callie Caswell was honorable mention.

Faulkner, a senior catcher, has committed to play for Urbana University.

Canal Winchester went 6-18 overall and 5-9 in the OCC-Cardinal, losing to Thomas Worthington 7-5 in the first round of the Division I district tournament May 9.