Archive - May 26, 2012 - Sports Article
LEXINGTON — Kelly Heitkamp, a St. Marys Memorial junior, qualified for the state tournament in the girls pole vault with a third-place finish at the Division II regional meet at Lexington on Saturday.
Heitkamp cleared nine feet, six inches — one of seven vaulters to hit that mark. Heitkamp won the tiebreaker (the vaulters' second-best vaults are compared) to tie for third with Liberty-Benton's Alex Johnson.
Heitkamp will compete at state at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium in Columbus on Saturday, June 2 at 9 a.m.
TIPP CITY — The Covington Buccs jumped out to an 8-0 lead and held off a late Minster rally for a 9-6 win in a Division IV regional final game at Tipp City Tippecanoe Middle School on Saturday afternoon.
The Wildcats bow out of the tournament after the longest postseason run in the program's history. Minster ended its season at 23-7.
Minster spotted the Buccs eight runs before bringing the tying run to the plate in the bottom of the seventh.
Covington moves on to play in the state semifinals on Thursday in Akron.
TROY — Minster’s win in the boys 4-by-400 meter relay in the night’s final event in record regional time propelled the Minster boys track team to the Division III regional title on Friday night.
The Wildcat boys finished with 57 points to edge out second-place finishers Covington and West Liberty Salem, who both had 52 points.
The Minster girls finished second behind Versailles. Minster had 49 points while the victorious Tigers had 66.5 points.