Folake Olujide-Ajibade of the Dublin Scioto High School girls track and field team left the Division I, district 1 meet that concluded May 18 at Hilliard Darby not totally satisfied with her performances.
The junior won the 100-meter hurdles (14.86 seconds) and was runner-up in the 300 hurdles (45.48) to Westerville Central's Mabinty Kebe (42.97) to qualify for the regional meet, which began May 22 and concludes Friday, May 24, at Pickerington North.
"I'm not happy," said Olujide-Ajibade, who qualified for regional for the third time. "I didn't execute my races how I like them, but I'm OK because I advanced. All I needed was a lane for next meet. (Kebe) is a really good runner."
Also qualifying for regional were Foluke Olujide-Ajibade in the 100 (third, 12.99) and the 400 relay of Folake Olujide-Ajibade, Foluke Olujide-Ajibade, Taysia Cordova and Meg Tysen (fourth, 50.36).
The 800 relay of Cordova, Tysen, Kaylie Pitts and Talara Wilson placed fifth (1:49.44), one spot shy of a regional berth.
The boys team is being represented at regional by Max Eveland, Xavier Lopes and Logan Rich.
In the district 1 meet, Eveland was second in the pole vault (14 feet), Lopes placed second in the high jump (6-2) and Rich was third in the 300 hurdles (39.94).
Rich also placed fifth in the 110 hurdles (16.16) and Logan Wolfe was fifth in the discus (140-9).
"It means a lot to get back to regional," said Eveland, who placed seventh in the pole vault (13-8) at regional last year. "I didn't want to boast and say I was going to come out and win (district) so I was a little bit nervous, but it was good competition. It helps with the adrenalin. I'm so stoked I got back to regional."
The top four finishers in each regional event advance to state May 31 and June 1 at Ohio State.
The girls team finished seventh (40 points) of 17 teams at district, behind champion Darby (106), while the boys squad finished eighth (39) of 17 teams, behind champion Pickerington Central (137).
Girls lacrosse team upends Shamrocks
The fifth-seeded girls lacrosse team lost 11-6 at second-seeded Jerome in a Division I, Region 3 semifinal May 20 to finish 14-4.
It was Scioto's first regional semifinal appearance.
Ashleigh Rothe and Allie Vogel each scored two goals and Avery Schwab and Tiffany Trinh each added one.
Scioto defeated fourth-seeded Coffman 14-9 in a regional quarterfinal May 17 as Rothe, Schwab and Vogel each scored three goals.
Baseball team caps successful season
Seeded 12th, the baseball team lost to 21st-seeded Canal Winchester 3-1 in the second round of the Division I district tournament May 15 after having a first-round bye.
Scioto finished 18-9 overall, representing it most wins since going 22-3 in 2009.
The Irish went 10-4 in the OCC-Cardinal Division to finish second behind Darby (11-3).
"I thought we had a fantastic year," coach Ryan Longbrake said. "Obviously, our goal was to win district and see where it went from there and we didn't get to that. Our season as a whole, everybody was really excited on how we played and how we did. It was sad knowing that the seniors weren't going to be walking through the door at practice and aren't going to be wearing an Irish uniform any longer."
Scioto is losing four seniors, including Findlay commits Aiden Lao (SS/C/P) and Kyron Rogers (SS/P).
Lao batted .457 with 33 runs scored and 12 RBI and Rogers batted .350 with a team-high 24 RBI and 17 runs and was 4-1 on the mound with a 1.88 ERA, 51 strikeouts and 13 walks in 48 1/3 innings.
Other top hitters for the Irish were junior Chad Ray (SS/3B/P; .393), senior Braytton Krock (OF; .360), junior Daiki Tomita (2B; .357), junior Mauricio Fernandez (3B/1B/P; .354), junior Marty Neuhardt (OF/P/1B; .337, 14 RBI), junior Nash Densel (P/OF; .324) and junior Tomoki Teramoto (OF; .316).
Longbrake said Tomita and Teramoto likely will not be back next season as their families are expected to return to Japan.
Others eligible to return are juniors Spencer Duhl (P/OF), Noah Jefferson (1B), Cole Nolan (utility/P), Nate Samblanet (1B) and Chris Schaefer (C/INF) and sophomores Blaze Boryczewski (INF) and Angel Garcia (C/3B).
Prasad competes at district in tennis
Senior Santhusht Prasad of the boys tennis team competed in the Division I district tournament May 16 at Reynoldsburg in singles, losing to Pickerington North's Cole Alcala 6-0, 6-0 in the first round.
"It was a major accomplishment for him to make it (to district) in singles," coach Sean Gilbert said.
The Irish, who are losing four seniors, finished 4-10 overall and 3-4 in the OCC-Cardinal to finish fifth, behind champion Jerome (7-0).
Eligible to return are junior Jonathan Steinke, sophomores Daniel Han, Anutam Srinivasan and Visvam Srinivasan and freshmen Moksh Desai and Saivikas Jallipalli.
"I'm excited to see the young guys step up," Gilbert said. "We're much deeper than we were last year. We only had 14 guys (in the program) last year. This year we have 24."
Boys volleyball team ousted by Bruins
The sixth-seeded boys volleyball team opened the Division II, East Region tournament May 18 with a 20-25, 25-16, 25-18, 18-25, 15-7 loss to third-seeded Briggs to finish 7-13.
Season ends for boys lacrosse team
The 11th-seeded boys lacrosse team lost to sixth-seeded Olentangy 12-3 in the first round of the Division I, Region 1 tournament May 14 at Olentangy to finish 7-11.
Pete Hrelec had two goals and Josh Chun scored one for the Irish.