Through the first weekend of postseason, the Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy track team still has a healthy squad alive and running.Both Royals track teams participated in the Division II district meet at Jack Britt Stadium in Painesville May 17 and 19. The girls finished a strong second with 99 points, trailing only champion Akron Buchtel (107 points). In fact, the girls' team race came down to the final event of the meet -- the 1,600-meter relay. Butchel won the relay, while CVCA finished sixth, giving the Griffens the title.Meanwhile, the Royal boys finished seventh in the team race with 46 points. Walsh Jesuit won the boys title with 92.5 points.Both teams were set to participate in the Division II regional meet at Ravenna Stadium May 24 and 26, but final results weren't available at press time. The top four finishers in each event at regionals advances to the Division II state meet June 1 and 2 at Jesse Owens Stadium in Columbus.For the CVCA girls, sophomore sprinter Jeanette Pettigrew was a one-woman wrecking crew. Pettigrew was a triple winner for the Royals as she won the 100-meter dash title in 11.76 seconds; claimed the 200-meter dash title in 25.56 seconds; and took gold in the long jump with a leap of 17-feet-11.Thanks in part to Pettigrew, CVCA had at least one qualifier in all five field events. Freshman Sarah Rasnick also took gold, as she won the pole vault with a height of 10-feet-6. Rasnick was the only vaulter to clear the 10-foot barrier. Junior Katie Engerer just missed joining Rasnik after a fifth-place finish in the pole vault, but she reached regionals in by taking third in the high jump with a leap of 5 feet.Senior Kayla Comrie qualified in both throwing events, as she won the discus throw with a heave of 116-feet-8 and was third in the shot put with a toss of 34-feet-4. Senior Jenna Black took fourth in the discus with a throw of 104-feet-8.Pettigrew wasn't the only sprinter who had a good day, as the Royals' 400-meter relay squad also advanced. The team of sophomore Brittainy Erby, sophomore Natalie Williams, junior Lana Thornhill and freshman Taylor James finished fourth in a time of 52.01 seconds.The girls distance crew had some success as well, as the 3,200-meter relay team took third place. The team of sophomore Carolyn Case, sophomore Brittany Fabris, senior Asha Negi and senior Kate McRoberts finished in a time of 10:01.01. However, there was some frustration for Case and McRoberts as the two runners finished fifth in the open 800 and 3,200, respectively -- one place shy of a spot at regionals.As for the boys, CVCA's best event all season has been the pole vault and that continued at districts as the Royals took gold and bronze. Senior Robert Rasnick distanced himself from the field by clearing 14-feet-9.5. No other competitor cleared higher than 13 feet, the mark which senior Eric Fritz cleared. Fritz took third when took more attempts to clear the height than Perry's Cory Parmahovich.Senior hurdler Garrett Brown had a solid meet, qualifying in both the 110- and 300-meter hurdles. Brown took third in fourth in the 100 hurdles with a time of 15.48 seconds and fourth in the 300 hurdles with a time of 40.56 seconds.Freshman Stephen Morris also qualified in the high jumper, taking fourth place by clearing 6 feet.E-mail: stowsports@recordpub.comPhone: 330-688-0088 ext. 3113