Amstutz and Dunham head to Regionals after victory at Districts
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The Boardman boys track team will sent two athletes to the 2018 OHSAA Regional Championship after finishing eighth overall at this year’s District Championship at Fitch High School.
Spartan senior Steven Amstutz qualified to the regional meet by placing first overall to become the 2018 OHSAA NEO District Champion in the shot put with a throw of 53 feet 1.5 inches. Joining Amstutz will be sophomore Mitchel Dunham who qualified for the regional by becoming the 2018 OHSAA NEO District Runner-Up in the 1600 with a time of 4:31 .
“Steve and Mitchel are two of the most dedicated and hardest working athletes in our program,” said Boardman Head Coach John Phillips. “Their work ethic and dedication to not just their events-but to the team-is a great example for younger runners to follow.”
The Spartans scored in a variety of events including the 110- and 300-meter hurdles with sophomore Brian Yauger placing sixth and eighth, respectively. The 4x200 relay team of seniors Billy Cammack and Justice Jama along with junior Josh Rodriguez, and sophomore Isaiah Suarez placed sixth. The 4x800 relay team of Dunham, senior Jason Fabian, junior Payton Torres and freshman Jonah Bacho placed sixth. The 4x400 relay team of Jama, Torres, Suarez, and freshman Brennan Stratton placed fifth. Junior Nikitas Missos placed seventh in the discus, and freshman Frank Bero was seventh in the 1600.