Brock Waitman and Tyler Ross
Brock Waitman and Tyler Ross

(5-29-18) The Stateline area ‘Big Boys’ had plenty of qualifiers in the shot put and discus that will compete at the OHSAA State Track and Field Meet in Columbus this weekend.

Celina’s Tyler Ross, who broke the school record at the Regional meet, will compete in the D I state discus throw.

Ross won championships at the WBL and District meets and placed 4th at the Regional meet in Amherst.

Ross’ regional throw of 168′ 6 is the 8th longest (out of 16 finalist), the #1 distance is by Canton Glen Oak’s Andrew White with a throw of 196′ 9.

The discus will be held Saturday starting at 3pm.

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In the D III discus competition the Stateline is well represented…

Two from Auglaize County and one from Mercer County.

Waynesfield-Goshen’s Brock Waitman, who was this year’s SSN All Auglaize County MVP, won the Troy D III Discus championship, Minster’s Max Prenger is the MAC champion and John Dirksen from Marion Local who finish third last week will try and get to the podium.

Waitman has the third longest throw among the 16 participants with a throw of 160′ 4, while the top throw comes from Paint Valley’s Travis Burton who has a throw of 166′ 10.

Dirksen’s regional mark is 159′ 7 and Prenger’s regional throw was  143′ 4.

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Waynesfield-Goshen’s Brock Waitman and Marion Local’s John Dirksen will compete in the D III shot put.

Waitman won the NWCC,  District and Regional titles, while Dirksen was 3rd at the MAC meet, the District and Regional Meet.

Waitman’s regional winning throw was 52′ 8, which is the 5th best of the competitors. John Dirksen’s regional throw of 49′ 11 is 12th best of the 16 shot putters.

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Did you know….

  • Marion Local’s John Dirksen will be playing football in the fall at Notre Dame
  • Brock Waitman and John Dirksen are competing in two state field events
  • In 2006 Waynesfield-Goshen won the OHSAA Boys D III Boys State Track Championship