TROY — Lehman Catholic pole vaulter Katie McFarland soared to new heights Friday night at the Troy D-III regional.
The junior smashed the regional record, clearing 12-7 to win the title and advance on to the state meet.
She also teamed with Mara O’Leary, Caroline Wesner and Kailee Rank to finish third in the 400-meter relay in 51.01 and advance.
Wesner finished second in the long jump in 17-6 3-4 to advance to state.
Covington had two athletes get automatic berths to the state meet.
Asher Long took second in the boys 3,200, 9:31.84 and Carlie Besecker took fourth in the girls 400, 59.74.
PIQUA— Three individuals and a relay team received automatic berths at the Piqua D-II regional.
On Thursday, Milton-Union’s Blake Brumbaugh took fourth in the long jump, 21-8 1-4 and Miami East’s AJ Ary took fourth in the pole vault, 13-0.
On Saturday, Milton-Union’s Payton Mayfield took fourth in the 200-meter dash, 22.30 and the Miami East 1,600 relay (Dylan Barnes, Clark Bennett, Drake Bennett, Gabe Catchcart), took fourth, 3:28.51.