Lyssi Snouffer accomplished another feat for the Delaware Christian School girls track and field team by being the school's first regional competitor in a running event.
The junior qualified for the Division III regional meet May 22 and 24 at Fairfield Union in four events: the 200 meters, 400, high jump and long jump. At regional, the top four finishers in each event advanced to the state meet Friday, May 31, and Saturday, June 1, at Ohio State.
Snouffer advanced to regional from the 16-team district 1 meet that concluded May 18 at Watkins Memorial, winning both the high jump (5 feet, 7 inches) and long jump (17-2 1/2), placing second in the 400 (1 minute, 1 second) and placing fourth in the 200 (27.0).
Also advancing to regional was sophomore Erin Bauslaugh, who finished fourth in the long jump (16-2 1/2).
Snouffer, who already holds several school records in volleyball, basketball and track, attempted to tie the Division III state record in the high jump at district, but failed to clear the 5-10 mark set by Ottoville's Brooke Mangas in the 2016 state meet.
Snouffer was state runner-up in the high jump (5-6) last season after finishing third (5-7) at state as a freshman and placed seventh at regional in the long jump (15-11 1/2) a year ago. Bauslaugh finished 10th in the long jump (15-8) at regional last season.
Snouffer and Bauslaugh scored all of the points at district for the Eagles, who placed eighth (38) behind champion Mount Gilead (123).
Also at district, junior Abbi Maurer finished ninth in the discus (92-8).
The boys team did not score in the 16-team district 1 meet. Temirlan Snedden had the Eagles' highest finish, placing ninth in the 1,600 (5:13.21).
Softball team losing two seniors
The softball team expects to return most of its roster next season, as it is losing only two seniors in Claire Bowman (P/1B/3B) and Zoe Twigg (CF).
Bowman and Twigg helped the Eagles win the MOCAL title and finish 11-5 overall.
Delaware Christian, which had finished 8-10 last season, lost at top-seeded Danville 16-0 in the second round of the Division IV district tournament May 8 after beating 11th-seeded Grove City Christian 7-1 in a first-round home game May 6. The Eagles were seeded eighth.
Eligible to return are juniors Cassidy Justice (1B/C) and Emily Kalb (OF), sophomores Macy Allison (RF/2B), Maria Crooks (1B/P) and Elizabeth Ringley (utility) and freshmen Eden Marquis (2B), Katie Neuhart (P/SS) and Emma Rindfuss (C).
Delaware Christian, which went 7-0 in the MOCAL, began the season with nine players but finished with 10.
"We will miss our seniors, but we are very excited about next season, although we need to gain some more depth," first-year coach Andrea Hovda said. "It's nice to have a (pitcher and catcher) coming back. That's a good place to start."