The Columbus School for Girls track and field team will be well represented in the Division II regional meet Thursday, May 23 and Saturday, May 25, at Lexington.
In the district 2 meet that concluded May 18 at Westerville North, the Unicorns won three events, qualified for regional in 11 events and finished third as a team.
Winning district titles were senior Asia Nguyen in the long jump (16 feet, 3 1/2 inches), sophomore Jolien Kusi in the shot put (32-7 1/2) and the 1,600-meter relay of freshmen Kayden Edwards and Carly Priest, sophomore Nyah Funderburke and junior Peyton Jackson (4 minutes, 8.87 seconds).
Placing second were the 400 relay of Edwards, Nguyen, Emily Dewolf and Jackson (50.61), the 800 relay of Edwards, Nguyen, Funderburke and Jackson (1:49.06) and Elizabeth Johnson in the discus (104-5).
Also advancing to regional were Dewolf in the 100 (third, 13.16) and 100 hurdles (fourth, 17.17), Funderburke in the 200 (third, 27.32), Jackson in the 400 (third, 1:00.68) and Edwards in the 300 hurdles (third, 50.97).
Dewolf is a four-time regional qualifier in the 100 hurdles and is seeking to reach state in the 400 relay for the fourth time.
At regional, the top four finishers in each event advance to the state meet May 31 and June 1 at Ohio State.
The Unicorns totaled 102 points at district to finish behind Caledonia River Valley (115) and Jonathan Alder (103) as 13 teams scored.
Season ends for lacrosse team
The lacrosse team's season ended May 18 with a 16-6 loss at second-seeded Columbus Academy in a Division II, Region 7 quarterfinal.
The seventh-seeded Unicorns, who finished 8-9 overall, defeated ninth-seeded Dayton Chaminade Julienne 11-7 in a first-round home game May 16 behind five goals from senior midfielder Katie Wagenbrenner, three goals from junior midfielder Ellen Monahan and 16 saves by sophomore goalkeeper Olivia Barry-Wilson.
The Unicorns went 0-3 in their final season in the CCL, but first-year coach Samantha Arey hopes the experience gained this spring will pay off next season as all but two players are eligible to return.
In addition to Wagenbrenner, CSG is losing senior defender/midfielder Annie Feibel.
Other expected returnees are juniors Maura Donnelly (midfielder/attacker), Zoe Paragas (attacker) and Alice Wruck (attacker), sophomores Liv Eyears (attacker), Leah Giller (defender) and Charlotte Love (defender) and freshmen Cynthia Alexander (attacker), Mimi Economus (midfielder), Katie Humphrys (attacker), Sarah Lonser (defender), Elizabeth Maite (defender), Avery Shafrin (defender) and Elizabeth Shrim (attacker).