TIFFIN — Columbus Grove qualified to state in two events Wednesday afternoon from the Division III regional meet in Tiffin.
The Bulldogs advanced athletes in the boys 3200 meter relay and the girls shot put.
Athletes from Continental, Columbus Grove and Leipsic qualified to the finals on Friday from the semi-finals tonight. The Division III regional finals at Tiffin will be Friday starting at 5 p.m. with the remaining field events to be followed by the running finals at 6 p.m.
Columbus Grove picked up a state bid in the 3200 relay as they finished second to Pettisville in the event. The Bulldogs ran a time of 8:14.92 as the Black Birds won the event in 8:10.38. Running the event for the Bulldogs were Alex Giesige, Colton Grothaus, Lee Altenburger and Bryce Sharrits.
The second state bid for the Bulldogs came in the shot put as Lyne'a Diller finished third. Diller, a sophomore, finished third with a throw of 38-0 to qualify for state. McComb freshman Molly Leppelmeier won the event with a throw of 40-1 1/2 and Ayersville junior Sabrina Bailey finished second in the shot put with a throw of 38-1 3/4.
Columbus Grove teammate Aubrey Fruchey finished sixth in the shot put with a throw of 35-11 1/4.
Here is a look at the results for area teams at Tiffin today:
Girls 4x800 Relay - 6. Pandora-Gilboa (A. Abelovska, O. Velasquez, M. Hroudova, B. Hovest) 10:02.6; 13. Leipsic (Bre. Schroeder, L. Rieman, L. Quintero, R. Rieman) 10:44.77.
Boys 4x800 Relay - 2. Columbus Grove (A. Giesige, Co. Grothaus, L. Altenburger, B. Sharrits) 8:14.92.
100 IH - 1. Paige Ordway (CT) 15.87; 3. S. McCluer (CG) 16.07.
110 HH - 8. T. Murriel (LE) 15.85.
Girls 4x200 Relay - 7. Columbus Grove (R. Flores, K. Wynn, L. Stephens, J. Wynn) 1:49.58; 12. Pandora-Gilboa (M. Diller, Ko. Basinger, Ke. Basinger, S. Watkins) 1:53.44.
Boys 4x200 Relay - 8. Columbus Grove (J. Warnecke, D. Bogart, A. Price, B. Clement) 1:34.06.
Girls 4100 Relay - 2. Columbus Grove (R. Flores, J. Wynn, L. Stephens, S. McCluer) 50.6; 13. Pandora-Gilboa (M. Diller, Ko. Basinger, S. Watkins, Ke. Basinger) 52.59; 16. Continental (B. Collier, P. Lawhorn, A. Krendl, K. Quigley) 55.63.
Girls 400 - 9. B. Schroeder (LE) 1:02.13.
Girls 300 LH - 1. P. Ordway (CT) 45.95; 6. S. McCluer (CG) 47.84.
Boys 300 IH - 9. T. Murriel (LE) 41.39.
Girls 1600 Relay - 5. Columbus Grove (K. Wynn, S. McCluer, L. Stephens, J. Wynn) 4:13.15.
Boys 1600 Relay - 7. Columbus Grove (B. Clement, D. Bogart, B. Sharrits, A. Giesige) 3:31.9.
Boys Discus - 6. T. Boes (PG) 152-3.
Girls HJ - 11. A. Ricker (CG) 4-8.
Girls Shot - 3. L. Diller (CG) 38-0; 6. A. Fruchey (CG) 35-11 1/4.