Whisman sixth in Regional finals


By Darrell Wacker - dwacker@civitasmedia.com



Abbie Schoenherr runs in the 4x800 meter relay.


Photos by Adam Lacy/ImageJock.com

Olivia Schoenherr runs in the 4x800 meter relay.


Photos by Adam Lacy/ImageJock.com

Corina Kreill hands the baton to Victoria Theobald.


Photos by Adam Lacy/ImageJock.com

Caleb Colon leaves the starting block in the 4x800 meter relay.


Photos by Adam Lacy/ImageJock.com

Long-fa Lin runs in the 4x800 meter relay.


Photos by Adam Lacy/ImageJock.com

Kyle Wertz hands off to Gabe Warren in the 4x800 meter run.


Photos by Adam Lacy/ImageJock.com

Natalie Thompson competes in the 100 meter hurdles.


Photos by Adam Lacy/ImageJock.com

Corina Kreill runs in the 300 meter hurdles.


Photos by Adam Lacy/ImageJock.com

Isabella Anene runs in the 4x400 meter relay.


Photos by Adam Lacy/ImageJock.com

Corina Kreill runs in the 4x800 meter relay.


Photos by Adam Lacy/ImageJock.com

Butler’s Austin Whisman was sixth in the Region in the 400 meter dash. He then raced back to Butler and joined the graduation ceremony just in time to hear his name called.


Photos by Adam Lacy/ImageJock.com

DAYTON – Butler senior Austin Whisman had not one, but two races to run on Friday.

After qualifying for Regional finals in the 400 meter dash on Wednesday, Whisman and Butler track coach Greg Bergman knew it would be a close call getting Whisman back to the Butler SAC for another important event on Friday – his high school graduation ceremony.

“We told everyone from the Superintendent on down to take things slowly,” said Bergman. “Austin wanted to walk in his normal spot is possible.”

Austin won that race as he made it back to Butler when the last names beginning with ‘P’ were being called. He also ran a tremendous race in the Regional finals to finish sixth in a time of 51.194 seconds.

Butler’s other qualifying boys team placed 14th in the 4×800 meter relay. Caleb Colon, Long-fa Lin, Gabe Warren, and Kyle Wertz ran in a time of 8:21.24.

Lady Aviators Regional results

The Lady Aviator qualifiers ended their higly successful season at the Regional meet.

The 4×800 meter relay team of Olivia Schoenherr, Abbie Schoenherr, Victoria Theobald, and Corina Kreill were 12th in a time of 10:03.75.

Olivia Schoenherr placed 10th in the 800 meter run in 2:24.56 while the younger Schoenherr, Abbie, placed 13th in 2:34.44.

Abbie also placed 15th in the 1600 meter run in 5:36.86.

In hurdles, Natalie Thompson just missed qualifying for finals with a 10th place finish in preliminaries in 16.40 seconds. Kreill was 11th in the 300 meter hurdles prelims in a time of 48.26 seconds.

Kreill was 15th in the high jump by clearing 4-10.

The Lady Aviators also placed 14th in the 4×400 meter relay as Sydney Baker, Isabella Anene, Olivia Schoenherr, and Kreill were 14th in preliminaries in 4:12.51.

Sarah Hickle did not finish in the 3200 meter run.

Abbie Schoenherr runs in the 4×800 meter relay.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2016/05/web1_BC7I1355.jpgAbbie Schoenherr runs in the 4×800 meter relay. Photos by Adam Lacy/ImageJock.com

Olivia Schoenherr runs in the 4×800 meter relay.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2016/05/web1_BC7I1395.jpgOlivia Schoenherr runs in the 4×800 meter relay. Photos by Adam Lacy/ImageJock.com

Corina Kreill hands the baton to Victoria Theobald.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2016/05/web1_BC7I1522.jpgCorina Kreill hands the baton to Victoria Theobald. Photos by Adam Lacy/ImageJock.com

Caleb Colon leaves the starting block in the 4×800 meter relay.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2016/05/web1_BC7I1604.jpgCaleb Colon leaves the starting block in the 4×800 meter relay. Photos by Adam Lacy/ImageJock.com

Long-fa Lin runs in the 4×800 meter relay.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2016/05/web1_BC7I1667.jpgLong-fa Lin runs in the 4×800 meter relay. Photos by Adam Lacy/ImageJock.com

Kyle Wertz hands off to Gabe Warren in the 4×800 meter run.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2016/05/web1_BC7I1717.jpgKyle Wertz hands off to Gabe Warren in the 4×800 meter run. Photos by Adam Lacy/ImageJock.com

Natalie Thompson competes in the 100 meter hurdles.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2016/05/web1_BC7I1747.jpgNatalie Thompson competes in the 100 meter hurdles. Photos by Adam Lacy/ImageJock.com

Corina Kreill runs in the 300 meter hurdles.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2016/05/web1_BC7I2377.jpgCorina Kreill runs in the 300 meter hurdles. Photos by Adam Lacy/ImageJock.com

Isabella Anene runs in the 4×400 meter relay.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2016/05/web1_BC7I2646.jpgIsabella Anene runs in the 4×400 meter relay. Photos by Adam Lacy/ImageJock.com

Corina Kreill runs in the 4×800 meter relay.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2016/05/web1_BC7I2744.jpgCorina Kreill runs in the 4×800 meter relay. Photos by Adam Lacy/ImageJock.com

Butler’s Austin Whisman was sixth in the Region in the 400 meter dash. He then raced back to Butler and joined the graduation ceremony just in time to hear his name called.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2016/05/web1_BC7I2349.jpgButler’s Austin Whisman was sixth in the Region in the 400 meter dash. He then raced back to Butler and joined the graduation ceremony just in time to hear his name called. Photos by Adam Lacy/ImageJock.com

By Darrell Wacker

dwacker@civitasmedia.com

Reach Darrell Wacker at 937-684-8983 or on Twitter @VandaliaDrummer.

Reach Darrell Wacker at 937-684-8983 or on Twitter @VandaliaDrummer.