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STATE TRACK UPDATE: Southeastern’s Ruby, Wheelersburg’s Miller, 4×200 relay advance to finals

Southeastern's Lane Ruby and Wheelersburg's Libby Miller were among the first area athletes to advance into their event's finals.

SOSA Staff Report

COLUMBUS — In Division III, Southeastern’s Lane Ruby, Wheelersburg’s Libby Miller and the Pirates’ 4×200-meter relay team have advanced to their event’s finals.

Wheelersburg’s Libby Miller has advanced to Saturday’s 100-meter dash finals.

Ruby ran the 100-meter dash in 11.07 seconds, good enough for a second place finish in his heat, a fourth place finish overall and a ticket punched into Saturday’s 100 dash finals.

Miller also advanced in the 100 dash preliminaries, placing ninth overall with a time of 12.76 seconds. The senior then helped the Pirates’ 4×200-meter relay team — alongside Lani Irwin, Alyssa Dingus and Lauren Jolly — advance into the finals with a time of 1:46.75, an eighth place finish.

Wheelersburg’s 4×100 relay, made up of Miller, Irwin, Jolly and Gabby Deacon did not qualify, finishing 12th overall in the preliminary race with a time of 50.85 seconds.

Also advancing into Saturday’s finals was Green’s Zach Huffman, who did so with a time of 40.44 seconds in the 300-meter hurdles race.

Paint Valley’s Brayden Ison ran the 100 dash with Ruby, but took 13th place with a time of 11.42 seconds, ending a spectacular season.

Paint Valley’s 4×100 relay — made up of Ison, Caleb Adams, Justin Draise and Malique Davis — took a 10th place finish in the preliminary race with a finish time of 44.44 seconds.

Dingus also competed in the 400-meter dash preliminaries, taking 17th overall with a finish time of 1:02.54. In the boys 400 dash preliminaries, Adena’s Tate Myers took 14th place with a time of 51.35 seconds.

Elsewhere in Division III, Valley’s Jacob Brickey placed seventh in the shot put event with a heave of 52-8.5.

Southern Ohio Sports Authority will have continuous updates from the OHSAA Track and Field State Championships.

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