Peshina wins Div. III district track title

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Paige Peshina won the 100 and placed second in the 1600 at the Newcomerstown district meet.

Malvern senior Paige Peshina won the Division III district title in the 400 and was the runner-up in the 1600 to earn berths at regional competition at Massillon this week.

Peshina had times of 1:02.48 in the 400 and 5:38.82 in the 1600. She also anchored the 4×400 relay team which placed third in a time of 4:21.31 to earn a regional berth. Other members of the relay include Lanie Bower, Emma Debo and Alyssa Boni.

The 4×200 relay of Debo, Boni, Alyiah Watson and Bower earned the final qualifying spot with a time of 1:54.82.

The top four finishers in each event earned spots in the regional meet, scheduled May 26 and 28 at Massillon Perry High School.

The boys 4×200 relay team of Adam Moser, Shane Rodgers, Landyn Huffman and Xavier Watson earned a regional berth with a fourth place finish in a time of 1:35.72.

Tuscarawas Valley won the boys team championship with 111.5 points. Malvern placed 14th and Conotton Valley 18th in the 19-team field.

Steubenville Catholic Central won the girls team title with 76 points. The Lady Hornets were eighth.

Conotton Valley

Rocket Evan Siedel just missed a regional berth with a fifth place finish at the district meet. Siedel had a time of 2:11.04.

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