Parks, Fillman take first at Lakeview finals
CORTLAND – Junior Riley Fillman captured two more first places and senior Allison Parks had another to highlight United’s track team at the Lakeview Division II district finals Saturday.
Fillman won the 300-meter hurdles (50.38 seconds) and joined senior Mike Martin, sophomore Tyler Powers and freshman Alex Phillips on the winning 400 relay team (43.85).
The top four in each event advance to the Austintown Fitch regional on Thursday and Saturday.
Welcome also advanced by placing fourth in the 200 dash (22.96) and fourth in the 800 relay along with senior Jacob Wolni, Welcome and Phillips (1:33.21).
Junior Lucas Cooper was second in the shot put (50-0) and senior James Kataro was fourth in the 1600 run (a personal-best 4:36.26).
On Thursday, Fillman also won the long jump and Cooper was third in the discus.
Parks leads United’s strong distance crew. She won the 1600 run (5:21.17) after being district champion at the Springfield Division II meet the previous two seasons.
Parks also was second in the 800 run (2:18.55), finishing just behind Liberty senior Courtney Lukac (2:17.83).
Joining her at regionals will be junior Maggie Briceland, fourth in the 800 run (a season-best 2:26.61), and freshman Brynn Hofmeister, fourth in the 3200 run (a personal-best 12:28.87).
The three United distance standouts joined Hunter Urmson on the 3200 relay team that placed second Thursday for a regional berth.
United boys who placed but did not advance were Wolni, fifth in the 300 hurdles (42.61); Phillips, fifth in the 100 dash (11.39); and Welcome, seventh in the 400 dash (54.22).
Other United girls who placed were Angela Judy, fifth in the 100 hurdles (16.72); Claudia Rockhold, sixth in the long jump (15-2) and eighth in the discus (102-3); Mariah Eisenbraun, seventh in the long jump (15-0); and Amanda DeRuyter, eighth in the 100 hurdles (17.49).
The United boys finished third out of 13 teams with 73 points. Host Lakeview won with 114 1/2 and Streetsboro was second with 104.
The United girls were sixth out of 14 teams with 50 1/2 points. Girard topped the team standings with 124 points and Youngstown Ursuline was second with 90.