Reams, Moore advance at state

COLUMBUS — Belpre’s Tojzae Reams and Marietta’s Travis Moore keep their All-Ohio hopes alive at Friday’s state track meet at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.

Reams, a regional runner-up in the 300 hurdles with a time of 40.20, ran the race in 40.26 Friday to place seventh in the preliminaries and advance to Saturday’s finals. If Reams can finish eighth or better in the finals, he’ll earn a spot on the podium and claim All-Ohio status.

Moore, the Tigers’ first state qualifier since 2012, ran 38.73 in the prelims to finish fifth in Heat 2 and seventh overall. Moore bested his regional time of 38.83. Like Reams, Moore is in good position to place eighth or better Saturday to claim All-Ohio honors.

In Division III, Reams’ teammate Logan Racy threw 135 feet, 7 inches in the discus to finish 15th. His top throw at regional was 141-0 to place fourth.

Fort Frye freshman Maddie Webb competed in the pole vault Friday, reaching a top mark of 9-6. Webb, who vaulted 10-0 in regional action, took 15th place.

The only other local competitor Friday was Warren freshman Justin Lough. Lough finished 12th in the Division II 300 hurdles prelims with a time 40.49. He ran 40.16 in regionals.

Saturday, four local athletes will try to lock down their spots on the podium.

Warren sophomore Erin Bogard will compete in the girls pole vault at 9:30 a.m. She’s seeded second in the event after vaulting 11-7 at regionals.

Reams takes the track at 10:40 a.m. in the D3 300 hurdles, while Morgan’s Jasmine Penrod runs in the girls 800 at 2:30 p.m. Penrod is seeded 15th after clocking 2:19.98 at the regional meet.

The D1 300 hurdles finals begin at 5:50 p.m., when Moore will look to become Marietta’s first track All-Ohioan since Paige Grosel in the 2012 pole vault.