Angstmann, Relay Team Qualify For Regional Finals

St. Marys' Ally Angstmann competes in the girls 100-meter hurdles on Thursday at the Division II regional track meet in Piqua.
Sports Editor

Six months ago, St. Marys athletics stepped foot on Piqua Alexander Stadium.

Thirty degrees warmer but still precipitating - raining intead of snowing like in November - the Roughriders returned to Piqua, this time to compete in the Division II regional track and field meet on Thursday where athletes in two events still have a chance to qualify for state.

Senior Ally Angstmann and the Roughriders boys 4x100-meter relay team of Sean Perry, Demarcus Fountain, Austin Smith and Eric Spicer qualified for the regional finals on Saturday with their top-six finishes on Thursday.
Angstmann finished fifth overall and third in her heat with a time of 16.02 to move onto the finals on Saturday in the girls 100-meter hurdles.

St. Marys’ foursome almost did not advance, but a late surge by Fountain in the final leg of the second heat gave the Roughriders a time of 45.17, the fourth-best time in their heat and sixth best overall to beat Bryan by .06 seconds.

In the lone final event for a St. Marys athlete, Smith finished in seventh place in the boys pole vault competition with a vault of 12-06.00, well below his seeded mark of 13-09.00, but only four inches from qualifying for state.

St. Marys still have finals events in day two on Saturday with Kelly Wilker competing in the two-mile run, an event she advanced to state in last season, and field events from Seth Vorhees in high jump and Brookyln Price in pole vault.