COLUMBUS – Only the finest get the call to Columbus. Districts and Regionals are designed to separate the elite for the final go around at the State finals, and making the cut this year was Luke Graber of Stryker, along with the Pettisville 4 x 800 relay team of Tim Iott, Kyle Lantz, Jeremy Mann and Dominic Frey. Frey did double duty in the Capitol City, as he also qualified to run in the 1600.
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Of the three events that were undertaken, only one resulted in a trip to the podium. Graber continued his trend of sub-two minute timing in the 800, but unlike Regionals where he emerged as the champion, he finished eleventh in Columbus. Frey placed fourteenth in the 1600, but teaming with the relay squad, they made the podium with an eighth place finish.
The following finishes were posted by event…
4×800 Meter Relay
8 – Pettisville – 8:17.59
1600 Meter Run
14 – Dominic Frey – Pettisville – 4:37.70
800 Meter Run
11 – Luke Graber – Stryker – 1:58.97