DIVISION III SPRINGFIELD DISTRICT: NEW MIDDLETOWN — McDonald’s 4×800 relay and Zach Gray in the discus, both got the defending district champions a 27-15 lead over second-place Crestview.
McDonald’s girls are tied by Pymatuning Valley in second, two points behind East Palestine, and led by the 4×800 relay which ran 9:49.44.
The top four district finalists advance to next week’s regional at Massillon Perry High School.
Other local competitors to advance are Newton Falls’ Libby Barreca, Jackson-Milton’s Grace McDevitt and Liberty’s Alyssa Wilson in girls shot put. Mineral Ridge’ girls 4×800 and Pymatunating Valley’s Ashley Hall in the high jump both took fourth.