Salem fields winners
SALEM — The Salem track team is taking the field.
The Quakers had four regional qualifiers in the field events at the Salem Division II district meet Thursday.
Salem senior Lizzy Shontz had a winning toss of 39-feet-3 on her first attempt in the girls shot put at Sebo Stadium. Fellow senior Kyla Jamison was second in 34-11 1/2. South Range freshman Annie Lumsden grabbed the fourth and final regional berth (31-7 1/4).
The Salem boys had two regional qualifiers as senior Jax Booth was second in the long jump (20-2 3/4) and junior Carson Stockman was third in the discus (147-10).
West Branch senior David McKeiver was the district champion in the long jump (20-8). West Branch sophomore Claire Brunner was third in the girls high jump (4-8).
The top four finishers in each event advance to the Austintown Fitch regional next week.
The only area qualifier in the 3200-meter relay was the Salem girls squad of Ella Double, Halle Cochran, Megan Stafford and Carly Hall. The Quakers ran the best time in the area this season (9:49.48) for third place.
Akron Buchtel junior Damya Barker set four meet records on the day She set marks in the 100 hurdles (14.96 seconds) and 300 hurdles (44.02) and ran on the record-setting 800 relay team (1:42.65) and 1600 relay team (4:00.71).
She broke the 300 hurdles record of 44.87 seconds and tied the 100 hurdles record of 14.96 seconds, both set by former West Branch state champion Taylor Kring.
Barker was a Division II state qualifier in the 100 hurdles as a freshman and ran on Buchtel’s state runner-up 1600 relay team.
The Salem district meet continues Saturday with the remaining field events at 11:30 a.m. and the running finals at 12:30 p.m.