Two VHS Track & Field Team Members Qualify For State Competition
May 29, 2019 at 4:29 am
The first to punch the ticket to State was Macy Urig, who finished second in the Lexington Regional pole vault. Urig cleared 11’8” to take the silver and became a two time state qualifier for the Sailors. The second Sailor to qualify was senior Addison Painter, competing in the 300m hurdles. Addison qualified with the seventh best time, placing him in lane 8 for the finals. Painter went on to run his best time of the year, clocking in at a 39.88, but was four one-hundredths of a second behind the fourth place finisher. However, new State rules allowed Painter to earn an at-large bid, making him a State qualifier.
Urig who set the school pole vault record of 12’ early this year, will look to repeat her All-Ohio honors (6th last year). She will compete on Saturday AM. Painter is a first time state qualifier, and will compete in the prelims Friday afternoon.