After winning a pair of district championships, Stow-Munroe Falls track and field athlete Scott Cunnington advanced to the finals in one of those events at the Division I Regional Meet.
The regional meet began May 24 at Austintown Fitch High School. Results from day two May 26 were not available at press time.
Cunnington advanced to the regional meet by virtue of his performance at the Division I District Meet. That meet took place May 17 and May 19 at Boliantz Stadium in Macedonia.
Stow finished in seventh place at the district meet with 57 points. Twinsburg won the district crown, scoring 87 points in the process. Hudson was second with 79 points, and Walsh Jesuit placed third with 74.5 points.
The two district titles that Cunnington claimed were in the 100 with a time of 11.11 and the 400 with an effort of 48.97. Teammate Adrian Woliver finished fourth in the 100, also qualifying for the regional meet in that event.
Stow's Jeremiah Gyulai captured a district championship in an individual event, the shot put. He heaved the put 53-feet-3.75 to finish in first place. In addition, Woliver finished second in the shotput, recording a distance of 50-feet-5.5.
The top four individual finishers and relay teams at districts qualified for the regional meet.
Unfortunately, neither Cunnington nor Woliver was able to advance to the finals in the 100. Cunnington finished ninth in the preliminaries of the event May 24, clocking a time of 11.21. Woliver was 14th with a time of 11.33.
However, Cunnington did qualify for the finals in the 400. That's because he had the best qualifying time in that event May 24 at 50.51 seconds.
Gyulai was not able to make it to the state meet in the discus. He finished ninth in that event with a throw of 149 feet. The shot put competition at regionals was set for May 26.
Similar to the district meet, the top four individual finishers and relay teams at regionals qualified for the state meet. The state meet will be held next weekend in Columbus.