Ashley Forte helped lead the Thomas Worthington High School girls track and field team in the Division I, district 2 meet that concluded May 25 at Hilliard Darby.

Ashley Forte helped lead the Thomas Worthington High School girls track and field team in the Division I, district 2 meet that concluded May 25 at Hilliard Darby.

The junior placed second in the 800 meters in 2 minutes, 17.33 seconds and teamed with juniors Ryanna Reid, Chandler Adamaitis and Shay Davis to place third in the 1,600 relay (2:17.33) and with Reid, freshman Miranda Carver and Davis to place fourth in the 800 relay (1:46.18).

The top four finishers in each district event advanced to the regional meet that began May 29 and concludes Friday, May 31, at Pickerington North. The top four finishers in each regional event qualify for the state meet June 7 and 8.

Also advancing to regional for the Cardinals were Adamaitis in the 300 hurdles (third, 46.55), junior Cassandra Laios in the shot put (third, 34 feet, 8 1/4 inches), sophomore Holly Payne in the 1,600 (third, 5:23.99), the 400 relay of junior Alexandra Brown, Reid, Adamaitis and Davis (fourth, 50.66) and the 3,200 relay of junior Ariel Rittenhouse, senior Anna Klompen, Payne and senior Cheyenne Buckingham (fourth, 10:03.19).

The Cardinals scored 70.5 points in the 17-team district 2 meet to finish third behind Gahanna (141.5) and Big Walnut (88.5) and ahead of fourth-place Canal Winchester (68).

The boys team scored 22 points in the 15-team district 1 meet to tie Newark for 12th (22) behind champion Pickerington North (159.5).

Advancing to regional were senior Tyrin Franklin in the 300 hurdles (second, 39.9) and junior Malyk Burks in the long jump (third, 21-1).

Wolves' Bridges, Hillwin district titles

The only regional qualifier for the Kilbourne boys team was junior Chandler Bridges, who won the long jump (21-9 1/2) in the district 1 meet, as the Wolves finished 11th (23).

The girls team was led in the 17-team district 1 meet by senior Taylor Hill, who won the 400 (58.27). Also advancing to regional were senior Paige Martinski (third, 10-6) and sophomore Allison Guist (fourth, 10-0) in the pole vault. The Wolves scored 33 points to tie for 10th.