LEXINGTON — The greatest achievement for the Highland Scots track and field team so far this season was not the fact that they got to the regionals. It was how they got there. They took a bus.
That’s what it took to carry 10 athletes to Lexington High School for Day 1 of the OHSAA Division II Regional Track and Field Championships on Thursday.
“As a team, we really came a long way this season,” said Highland senior hurdler Shawn Beltz. “It’s really important that we keep going forward and stay together. We really turned things around with our program in the past couple of years.”
The highlight of the day was Highland senior Amanda Mosier finishing first in the girls 100-meter hurdles. Her time of 15.39 seconds blew away the second heat and made her the top qualifier in the finals on Saturday.
“I was just really excited,” said Mosier. “Usually, I’m nervous, but I was ready to run. I ran as fast as I could and I worked really hard, so I am glad I got it.”
Mosier’s freshman teammate, Lydia Morgan, missed qualifying for the 100 hurdles by one-tenth of a second, finishing 10th in the preliminaries with a time of 16.86. Later in the day, Morgan ran in the girls 300-meter hurdles, finishing ninth with a time of 48.18. Again, she just missed qualifying for finals.
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