It was a record-setting day for Dublin Scioto High girls track and field athlete Folake Olujide-Ajibade in the OCC-Cardinal Division meet May 11 at Hilliard Davidson.
The junior established league and program records in both the 100-meter hurdles (14.43 seconds) and 300 hurdles (44.41) in helping the Irish finish fourth (88 points), behind champion Hilliard Darby (183).
Pickerington Central's Kelsey Kuzmic set the previous league marks in the 100 hurdles (14.49) and 300 hurdles (44.61) in 2008.
Olujide-Ajibade also teamed with Taysia Cordova, Meg Tysen and Foluke Olujide-Ajibade to win the 400 relay (49.61) and placed fifth in the shot put (35 feet, 4 3/4 inches).
"We build the league meet up as our big team competition," coach Stacey Schall said. "It's one of the biggest meets of the year and it's icing on the cake. It's a good warmup for district. People are running fast and jumping far."
Also at the league meet, Foluke Olujide-Ajibade won the 200 (25.7) and placed second in the 100 (12.67), Alexandra Kasson placed fourth in the long jump (15-7), Lauren Chapman was fourth in the 3,200 (12:16.56) and the 800 relay of Cordova, Tysen, Riley Chase and Kaylie Pitts was fourth (1:50.33).
The boys team finished sixth (71) at the league meet, behind champion Darby (141).
Xavier Lopes helped lead the Irish by finishing second in the high jump (6-2) and third in the 400 (50.77).
The 400 relay of Hiromu Maki, Lesley Andoh, Mohamed Freeman and Zion Walker Freeman was second (44.99), Logan Rich placed second in the 300 hurdles (39.6), Max Eveland was third in the pole vault (13-0), the 800 relay of Maki, Walker Freeman, Lopes and Kevin McCray placed third (1:32.56), the 1,600 relay of Lopes, Rich, Maki and Trevor Page was third (3:33.42), Page placed fourth in the 1,600 (4:36.28) and Nick Wolfe was fourth in both the shot put (44-4) and discus (140-2).
"Nick Wolfe in the shot and discus really came through. He had personal-bests," coach Kevin Foley said. "I was really pleased with Xavier Lopes' progress in the 400. He's been working, getting some steady drops and he had a very solid third-place finish."
Both teams are competing in the Division I, district 1 meet this week at Darby. The meet began May 14, continues Thursday, May 16, and concludes Saturday, May 18.
The top four finishers in each event advance to regional Wednesday, May 22, and May 24 at Pickerington North. At regional, the top four finishers in each event advance to state May 31 and June 1 at Ohio State.
Prasad advances to district in tennis
Senior Santhusht Prasad of the boys tennis team earned a berth in the Division I district tournament in singles by placing fourth at sectional May 9 and 11 at Hilliard Bradley.
The top four finishers in singles and doubles advanced to district Thursday, May 16, and Saturday, May 18, at Reynoldsburg.
Prasad will play Pickerington North freshman Cole Alcala in the first round.
The top four finishers in singles and doubles at district advance to state May 24 and 25 at Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason.
"I am extremely happy for Santhusht for qualifying for district," coach Sean Gilbert said. "He is a solid player and although his regular season record wasn't what he wanted it to be, he has played well all season. Playing first singles is not an easy task in the OCC-Cardinal and the experience he gained playing quality opponents in each match helped to prepare him for his run at sectional."
Also at sectional, Conner Page went 1-1 in singles, Joey Randazzio and Jonathan Steinke went 1-1 in doubles, Dylan Mathess went 0-1 in singles and Anutam Srinivasan and Visvam Srinivasan went 0-1 in doubles.
Baseball team opens postseason
The 12th-seeded baseball team was 18-8 overall before playing 21st-seeded Canal Winchester in the second round of the Division I district tournament May 15.
The winner likely plays fourth-seeded Olentangy Liberty in a district semifinal Monday, May 20, at a neutral site. That winner likely plays seventh-seeded Upper Arlington or 10th-seeded Coffman in a district final Wednesday, May 22, at a neutral site, with the district champion advancing to a regional semifinal May 30 at Coffman.
Scioto lost to Coffman 7-6 on April 2.
The Irish, who had a first-round bye, entered the postseason on a five-game winning streak.
Scioto closed the regular season by defeating Jerome 8-0 on May 8 and 4-1 on May 10 to finish 10-4 in the OCC-Cardinal. Nash Densel pitched a complete game May 8, allowing only two hits while striking out six.
Boys lacrosse team begins postseason
The 11th-seeded boys lacrosse team was 7-10 before playing sixth-seeded Olentangy in the first round of the Division I, Region 1 tournament May 14.
The winner plays third-seeded Olentangy Liberty or 14th-seeded Wadsworth in a regional quarterfinal Friday, May 17, at the home of the better seed.
That winner likely playing second-seeded Jerome in a regional semifinal Tuesday, May 21, at the home of the better seed. The regional final is May 24.
Scioto defeated Wadsworth 15-5 on April 13 and lost to Jerome 21-5 on May 2.
Girls lacrosse team opens tournament
The fifth-seeded girls lacrosse team opened the Division I, Region 3 tournament with an 18-3 win over 14th-seeded Gahanna on May 13 at home.
Ashleigh Rothe scored six goals to lead the Irish.
Scioto plays at fourth-seeded Coffman in a regional quarterfinal Friday, May 17. That winner plays second-seeded Jerome, seventh-seeded Springboro or 17th-seeded Kettering Fairmont in a regional semifinal Monday, May 20, at the home of the better seed. The regional final is May 23.
The Irish defeated the Shamrocks 10-9 on May 9 but lost to the Celtics 19-11 on April 30.
Boys volleyball team preps for tourney
The boys volleyball team is 6-12 overall heading into the Division II East Region tournament.
Sixth-seeded Scioto plays third-seeded Briggs in the first round Saturday, May 18, at St. Charles.
The Irish finished 6-8 in the OCC-Cardinal, closing league play with a 25-13, 25-12, 25-21 loss to Jerome on May 7.
Season ends for softball team
The softball team saw its season end with an 11-7 loss to 28th-seeded Olentangy Orange in the first round of the Division I district tournament May 6 at home.
The 26th-seeded Irish finished 8-16 overall under first-year coach Brooke Ott.
"I enjoyed myself," Ott said. "It's really nice teaching here and then also coming out here on the field, seeing the girls in two different places, two different settings. I really enjoy being around these girls. They all give 110 percent. I can never ask for more from any of them. I know their hearts are all in it and that's what makes me want to come back."
Junior Makayla Jauregui (OF) had a team-high .458 batting average, followed by junior Maddy Baughman (OF, .370), junior Lauren Erickson (SS, .354), freshman Madi Comstock (2B, .342) and senior Emily Dinan (3B, .324).
Jauregui also led in home runs (4) and added 19 RBI, with Erickson producing a team-high 25 RBI. Dinan had 17 RBI and junior Sarah Booth (P/INF) added 16.
Others eligible to return are juniors Lucia Adams (OF/1B), Gretchen Baker (OF) and Lauren Perry (INF), sophomores Bel Crawford (INF), Lacey Henry (OF) and Alexis Hoover (INF) and freshmen Erin Bush (C) and Caroline Piatt (C).
The Irish went 5-9 in the OCC-Cardinal to tie Olentangy Berlin for fifth, behind champion Delaware (14-0).