Soggy district track & field championships


Senior Jordan Grant, of Beavercreek, leads Centerville freshman Sydney Khosla as the two round the third turn, during the May 17 girls 3,200-meter relay final at Welcome Stadium in Dayton. The Battlin’ Beavers quartet of Jodie Pierce, Grant, Taylor Ewert and Stephanie Pierce won the event in a time of 9:41.54, to qualify for next week’s regional competition.

Senior Jordan Grant, of Beavercreek, leads Centerville freshman Sydney Khosla as the two round the third turn, during the May 17 girls 3,200-meter relay final at Welcome Stadium in Dayton. The Battlin’ Beavers quartet of Jodie Pierce, Grant, Taylor Ewert and Stephanie Pierce won the event in a time of 9:41.54, to qualify for next week’s regional competition.


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Beavercreek senior Matthew Riekens (near) clears an early hurdle in Wednesday’s May 17 preliminary heat of the boys Division I 110-meter hurdles, at Welcome Stadium in Dayton. Riekens’ time of 17.72 seconds was a mere .37 of a second slower than the final qualifying time. He did finish fourth in the long jump, however, to advance to regionals in that pursuit. Division I track and field district championships May 19 were delayed by rain, and results were not available by presstime. Local results from Dayton and Huber Heights will be available online at xeniagazette.com/sports.


John Bombatch | News-Current

Beavercreek sophomores Aaron Weiser (right) and Maurice Wilson work on their baton handoffs, prior to the first day of the Division I district track and field championships, May 17 at Dayton’s Welcome Stadium.


John Bombatch | News-Current

Beavercreek junior Stephanie Pierce runs the anchor leg of the girls 3,200-meter run. Pierce teamed up with Taylor Ewert, Jordan Grant and Jodie Pierce to win the event in 9:41.54 and advance to next week’s regional meet.


John Bombatch | News-Current

Senior Jordan Grant, of Beavercreek, leads Centerville freshman Sydney Khosla as the two round the third turn, during the May 17 girls 3,200-meter relay final at Welcome Stadium in Dayton. The Battlin’ Beavers quartet of Jodie Pierce, Grant, Taylor Ewert and Stephanie Pierce won the event in a time of 9:41.54, to qualify for next week’s regional competition.

Beavercreek senior Matthew Riekens (near) clears an early hurdle in Wednesday’s May 17 preliminary heat of the boys Division I 110-meter hurdles, at Welcome Stadium in Dayton. Riekens’ time of 17.72 seconds was a mere .37 of a second slower than the final qualifying time. He did finish fourth in the long jump, however, to advance to regionals in that pursuit.

Division I track and field district championships May 19 were delayed by rain, and results were not available by presstime. Local results from Dayton and Huber Heights will be available online at xeniagazette.com/sports.

Beavercreek sophomores Aaron Weiser (right) and Maurice Wilson work on their baton handoffs, prior to the first day of the Division I district track and field championships, May 17 at Dayton’s Welcome Stadium.

Beavercreek junior Stephanie Pierce runs the anchor leg of the girls 3,200-meter run. Pierce teamed up with Taylor Ewert, Jordan Grant and Jodie Pierce to win the event in 9:41.54 and advance to next week’s regional meet.

Senior Jordan Grant, of Beavercreek, leads Centerville freshman Sydney Khosla as the two round the third turn, during the May 17 girls 3,200-meter relay final at Welcome Stadium in Dayton. The Battlin’ Beavers quartet of Jodie Pierce, Grant, Taylor Ewert and Stephanie Pierce won the event in a time of 9:41.54, to qualify for next week’s regional competition.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/49/2017/05/web1_JordanGrantSydneyKhosla_PS.jpgSenior Jordan Grant, of Beavercreek, leads Centerville freshman Sydney Khosla as the two round the third turn, during the May 17 girls 3,200-meter relay final at Welcome Stadium in Dayton. The Battlin’ Beavers quartet of Jodie Pierce, Grant, Taylor Ewert and Stephanie Pierce won the event in a time of 9:41.54, to qualify for next week’s regional competition. John Bombatch | News-Current

Beavercreek senior Matthew Riekens (near) clears an early hurdle in Wednesday’s May 17 preliminary heat of the boys Division I 110-meter hurdles, at Welcome Stadium in Dayton. Riekens’ time of 17.72 seconds was a mere .37 of a second slower than the final qualifying time. He did finish fourth in the long jump, however, to advance to regionals in that pursuit. Division I track and field district championships May 19 were delayed by rain, and results were not available by presstime. Local results from Dayton and Huber Heights will be available online at xeniagazette.com/sports.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/49/2017/05/web1_MatthewRiekens110H_PS.jpgBeavercreek senior Matthew Riekens (near) clears an early hurdle in Wednesday’s May 17 preliminary heat of the boys Division I 110-meter hurdles, at Welcome Stadium in Dayton. Riekens’ time of 17.72 seconds was a mere .37 of a second slower than the final qualifying time. He did finish fourth in the long jump, however, to advance to regionals in that pursuit. Division I track and field district championships May 19 were delayed by rain, and results were not available by presstime. Local results from Dayton and Huber Heights will be available online at xeniagazette.com/sports. John Bombatch | News-Current

Beavercreek sophomores Aaron Weiser (right) and Maurice Wilson work on their baton handoffs, prior to the first day of the Division I district track and field championships, May 17 at Dayton’s Welcome Stadium.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/49/2017/05/web1_MauriceWilsonAaronWEiser_PS.jpgBeavercreek sophomores Aaron Weiser (right) and Maurice Wilson work on their baton handoffs, prior to the first day of the Division I district track and field championships, May 17 at Dayton’s Welcome Stadium. John Bombatch | News-Current

Beavercreek junior Stephanie Pierce runs the anchor leg of the girls 3,200-meter run. Pierce teamed up with Taylor Ewert, Jordan Grant and Jodie Pierce to win the event in 9:41.54 and advance to next week’s regional meet.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/49/2017/05/web1_Steph.Pierce_PS.jpgBeavercreek junior Stephanie Pierce runs the anchor leg of the girls 3,200-meter run. Pierce teamed up with Taylor Ewert, Jordan Grant and Jodie Pierce to win the event in 9:41.54 and advance to next week’s regional meet. John Bombatch | News-Current