Dublin Coffman High School girls track and field coach Greg King proudly displayed his team's second-place plaque earned last Saturday at the Division I district 1 meet at Coffman.

Dublin Coffman High School girls track and field coach Greg King proudly displayed his team's second-place plaque earned last Saturday at the Division I district 1 meet at Coffman.

The Shamrocks finished second (97.50) to perennial power Gahanna (132) and qualified several athletes for this week's regional meet at Pickerington North.

Action began last Wednesday at North and concludes Friday. The top four in each event advance to the state meet June 4-5 at Ohio State.

King was hoping to build on the momentum gained at district.

"There would be a lot of teams that would be happy to come in second place to Gahanna this year," King said. "They're really tough. We have a lot of good newcomers, but everyone is stepping up. We went to the prelim day and everybody was running great. Most people running (last Saturday) ran personal bests or season bests."

Top finishers for Coffman at the district meet were Rachel Weber, who won the 800 meters in 2 minutes, 17.1 seconds and the 3,200 relay of Megan Collins, Clarissa Bons, Brooke Sciullo and Weber, which won in 9:35.1 seconds on May 18.

The boys team finished third (71) behind Brookhaven (89) and Big Walnut (87).

The boys 3,200 relay of Carl Ruf, Grant Onken, John Kieffer and Robbie Daulton also won (8:01). Daulton turned in a strong effort in the winning the 800 (1:55.48).

"Robbie was impressive," coach Tyler Gantz said. "The 1,600 relay qualified (third, 3:23.18). We're running some tired kids and they're still right there at the end. It will be great next week to see how they do when there's less races in their legs. We're in good shape."

The Coffman boys and girls teams qualified three out of four relays for regional, as the 800 and 1,600 relays will also be action.

"We'll see what happens at Pickerington North," Gantz said. "Most of these kids were there last year, so they'll come back. I know getting there for them is not enough, so they'll be ready to perform on Wednesday and Friday."

•The Scioto girls team continued its impressive postseason by finishing second (118) to New Albany (120) at the Division I district 4 meet at Groveport.

A week after easily winning the OCC-Cardinal Division meet, the Irish qualified three relays and 10 individuals for regional.

"We were a little disappointed that we fell two points short, but we had a lot of good performances," coach Matt Suttle said. "They ran pretty well."

Winners for the Scioto girls include Rachel Christian in the 100 (12.28), Katie Papesh in the 1,600 (5:11.65), Sakiko Minagawa in the 3,200 (11:36.22) and Papesh, Minori Minagawa, Lindsay Keeran and Keelin Gorman in the 3,200 relay (9:39.54).

"We got almost every event qualified for regional," Suttle said. "It will be fun taking a large group of girls to regional. It's not just one or two girls. The team kind of stays together, which will be fun for them."

The boys team finished 10th (24) in the district 2 meet at Coffman, behind first-place Olentangy Liberty (121). Regional qualifiers were Tervon Moore in the long jump (second, 21 feet, 4 3/4 inches) and Michael Shibko in the pole vault (third, 15-0).

•After failing to qualify an athlete for regional last season, the Jerome girls will send five competitors to regional.

The Celtics finished ninth (25) in the district 1 meet behind first-place Gahanna.

Leading the way for Jerome should be Amy Erdelsky, who finished second in the 400 (59.24).

Rebecca Rings was third in the 1,600 (5:22.47) and joined Brooke Boyle, Mary Kate Foley and Kaitlyn Willette on the qualifying 3,200 relay (third, 9:50.19).

"I'm really excited," coach Randi Stephens said. "We couldn't have asked them to perform better. They did exactly what they needed to do to be successful (last Saturday)."

The boys team finished 13th (18) behind champion Gahanna (120) in the district 1 meet.

Senior Nick Schneider will be making a return trip to regional after finishing third (9:37).

Last season Schneider finished sixth (9:46.53) at regional.

He will be joined at regional by sophomore Graham Rossi, who placed third in the 110 hurdles (15:36).

"I'm happy," coach David Stroh said. "Even though Graham was a solid third, I didn't believe it until I saw it. It was a great way to start the day. Nick had to really focus and work, and ran the fastest time of his career. It's a new (program) record."

At a glance

Below are the regional qualifiers for the Coffman, Jerome and Scioto boys and girls track and field teams with district event, place and time/distance/height:


BOYS - 3,200 relay: Carl Ruf, Grant Onken, John Kieffer, Robbie Daulton (first, 8:01). 800 relay: E.J. Williams, Shaun Borland, Bilal Williamson, Taylor Williams (second, 1:29.59). E.J. Williams: 400 (second, 48.91). Daulton: 800 (first, 1:55.48). Taylor Williams: 200 (fourth, 22.86). Kieffer: 3,200 (fourth, 9:49.77). 1,600 relay: E.J. Williams, Onken, Borland, Ruf (third, 3:23.18). GIRLS - 3,200 relay: Megan Collins, Clarissa Bons, Brooke Sciullo, Rachel Weber (first, 9:35.91). Sara Johnson: 100 hurdles (second, 15:81). 800 relay: Johnson, Rylee Axner, Kaylee Taylor, Sciullo (second, 1:46.73). Bons: 1,600 (fourth, 5:25.13). Taylor: 400 (third, 59.48). Weber: 800 (first, 2:17.10). Sciullo: 800 (fourth, 2:20.74). Collins: 3,200 (second, 11:52.15). 1,600 relay: Sydney Cohen, Sciullo, Taylor, Weber (second, 4:01.22).


BOYS - Graham Rossi: 110 hurdles (third, 15.36). Nick Schneider:3,200 (third, 9:37). GIRLS - 3,200 relay: Brooke Boyle, Mary Kate Foley, Kaitlyn Willette, Rebecca Rings (third, 9:50.19). Rings: 1,600 (third, 5:22.47). Amy Erdelsky: 400 (second, 59.24).


BOYS - Tervon Moore: long jump (second, 21-4 3/4). Michael Shibko: pole vault (third, 15-0). GIRLS - 3,200 relay: Katie Papesh, Minori Minagawa, Lindsay Keeran, Keelin Gorman (first, 9:39.54). Rachel Christian: 100 (first, 12.28), 200 (second, 25.01). Papesh: 1,600 (first, 5:11.65), 800 (third, 2:21.20). 400 relay: Nicole White, Camaria Cannon, Christian, Courtney Calloway (second, 50.26). Kamil Muse: 400 (fourth, 1:01.25). Gorman: 800 (fourth, 2:23.63). Sakiko Minagawa: 3,200 (first, 11:36.22). Minori Minagawa: 3,200 (second, 11:36.57). 1,600 relay: Christian, Cannon, Muse, Keeran (second, 4:02.47). Hannah Miller: discus (second, 116-08). Angela Roll: high jump (second, 5-0).