- Published on 01 June 2011
- Written by Mark Rosenblum
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The high level of competition at the regional meet was just what Natalie Sommerville needed to help her break Kelly Blanchard's 17 year old 300m hurdles record, while taking 2nd with a time of 46.62. Natalie's record breaking performance came after she took 7th in the 100m hurdles and 11th in the 4x200m relay running with Ali Yeager, Kasey Schumacher and Sarah Rosenblum. Natalie then teamed with Ali Yeager, Kasey Schumacher and Katie Hallahan for 10th in the 4x400m relay.
For the 4th meet in a row, Elizabeth Heinbach has broken or lowered an Indian Hill school record. In a strategic move, Elizabeth opted out of the 1600m run to concentrate on the 3200m. The decision proved to be a good one. Not only did Elizabeth win the 3200m, she did it in 11:09.19 and knocked almost 2 seconds off her previous record time. Elizabeth's winning time was the 2nd fastest recorded this year for Division II girls in Ohio.
Jackson Kirk qualified for the state meet in two events by winning the 1600m run and taking 4th in the 800m run. Jackson also teamed with Thomas Ernst, Mason McClay and Austin Hughes to finish 9th in the 4x800m relay.
Three other Lady Braves competed at the regional meet. Sarah Rosenblum missed qualifying for the 200m dash final by a heartbreaking 0.01 seconds ending up 9th overall. Ali Yeager finished 15th in the 400m dash and Jade Lac came in 14th in the shot put.
Commenting on the team's performance at regional's, Coach Savage said "It was an awesome day!"