It was a sweep for the Dublin Coffman High School track and field program in Division I district meets May 21 at Hilliard Bradley.

It was a sweep for the Dublin Coffman High School track and field program in Division I district meets May 21 at Hilliard Bradley.

The girls team opened the day by winning the district 1 title, scoring 152 points to finish well ahead of second-place Big Walnut (79).

The boys team capped the day by finishing first (116.5) in the district 3 meet ahead of second-place Bradley (99.33).

The top four finishers in each event qualified for the regional that started May 25 and concludes Friday, May 27, at Pickerington North. The top four finishers in each event at regional qualify for the state meet June 3-4 at Ohio State.

It was the girls team's first district title since winning the district 1 meet in 2003.

"This is an epitome of a team effort," coach Greg King said. "I thought there was a good chance that we were going to win, but I thought there was no way we could win by this many points."

The girls team received another balanced effort led by Clarissa Bons, who was first in the 3,200 meters (11 minutes, 47 seconds) and second in the 1,600 (5:18.78). In both races, Bons contended with teammates for the top spot. Rachel Bosworth was first in the 1,600 (5:18.74) and Mechelle Denoble was second in the 3,200 (11:57).

"This is definitely exciting," said Bosworth, a freshman. "It definitely makes you want to work harder. I'm really excited because this is my first time (advancing to regional)."

Coffman also ran 1-2 in the 800, as Rachel Weber was first (2:18.04) and Julia Fries finished second (2:18.10).

Sara Johnson opened the finals by winning the 100 hurdles (15.5).

Other winners were Fries, Weber, McKenzie Bailey and Kaylee Taylor in the 1,600 relay (4:00.75), Bons, Fries, Bosworth and Weber in the 3,200 relay (9:45.78) and Isolde Hannan in the high jump (5 feet, 3 inches).

The boys team also received several solid efforts.

Taylor Williams, who has been battling a hamstring injury, was first in the 100 meters (11.03) and joined Bilal Williamson, Chris Kennedy and Matt Freese on the winning 800 relay (1:29.89).

Grant Onken, Michael Smithhisler, Kevin O'Leary and Robbie Daulton were first in the 3,200 relay (7:59.65).

"We ran better than even what my expectations were," coach Jim Ferguson said. "I'm very pleased."

• Scioto girls coach Matt Suttle celebrated his 31st birthday by watching his team win its first district title.

The Irish won the district 3 meet with 139 points, finishing ahead of second-place Reynoldsburg (116).

Winners for Scioto were Sakiko Minagawa in the 3,200 (11:43.15) and Brooklyn Robertson in the long jump (16-7 1/2).

Rachel Christian was second in the 100 (12.36) and 200 (25.11), finishing behind Reynoldsburg's Destinee Gause in both events.

"We got points in almost every event," Suttle said. "It was a total team performance. We have a true track team this year. Everybody contributes, so that's good."

The Scioto boys team finished 10th (25) in the district 1 meet behind first-place Thomas Worthington (87).

Luis Carbajal (9:23.19) used a strong closing kick to edge Westerville North's Brian Hannaford (9:23.76) for first in the 3,200.

Carbajal, a senior, has been battling an iliotibial band injury in his left leg. But he appears ready to make a strong postseason run.

"Luis is emerging," coach Kevin Foley said. "That was a nice, slow tactical race, which I thought played well into his hands."

•The Jerome girls team scored a Division I program-best 51 points in finishing sixth in the district 2 meet behind first-place Pickerington Central (126).

The Celtics' previous high in Division I was 34 points in 2006. Jerome had 119 points in finishing second to Hamilton Township in the Division II, district 1 meet in 2005.

Rebecca Rings was second in the 800 (2:14.94).

Jerome qualified for regional in all four relays, It was second in the 400 (50.09), 3,200 (9:35.80) and 1,600 (4:00.64), and third in the 800 (1:47.52).

The boys team's lone regional qualifiers were Alex Linard, Zach Frid, Graham Rossi and Graham Stecz, who finished third in the 1,600 relay (3:27.04).

"Our guys who made district finals performed well," first-year boys coach Mike Aldrink said. "I am very encouraged by having younger runners performing so well and barely missing a regional invitation. My hat's off to the 1,600 team and all of the track and field young men at Dublin Jerome who had to get used to a new head coach this year."