The Boardman High School boys track and field team qualified several athletes to the 2013 Regional Championship at last Friday’s District Meet held at Austintown. The Spartans finished fourth overall behind Fitch. Solon was second and Warren Harding was third.
Spartan senior Mark Hadley earned a regional spot in 3200 by placing first. Senior Alan Burns earned a regional spot in both the 1600 and 3200 by placing second and third respectively of those races. Senior Justin Maroni also earned a spot in the regional by placing fourth in the 1600. Also, senior Turel Thompson placed fourth in the long jump and senior Jeff Bean was fourth in the high jump to earn regional berths. Senior Steve Brown is the final regional qualifier with his second place finish in the pole vault. Those athletes will need to finish in the top four places of their events to advance to the 2014 State Championship Meet in Columbus.
“As a team this was not our best showing of the season and that is disappointing,” explained Boardman Head Coach John Phillips, “but the silver lining is that we have several athletes with a chance to get to Columbus.”