The Cuyahoga Falls girls track and field team competed at a Division I district meet Wednesday at Nordonia High School’s Boliantz Stadium in Macedonia.
The competition is scheduled to resume Friday at 3:45 p.m.
Qualifying for Friday’s finals were the 800-meter relay team of Jenai Blake, Grace Lowe, Emma Brustoski and Aiamiya Dudley; the 400 relay team of Blake, Brustoski, Katlyn Long and Lowe; Dudley and Nadia Lusza in the 800; and the 1,600 relay team of Blake, Lowe, Brustoski and Dudley.
"We got everybody through that we thought would get through," Black Tigers head coach Dan Scourfield said. "The relays are sitting behind Twinsburg as expected.
"The relays ran really well. The 4x1 [400 relay] ran their fastest time of the year and the 4x4 [1,600 relay] ran their fastest time of the year. Nadia ran her best time of the year."
Falls finished seventh in the National Conference with 45 points at the Suburban League Meet, which concluded Thursday at Stow-Munroe Falls High School’s Bulldog Stadium.
Twinsburg easily won the eight-team competition with 148 points.
Dudley was the runner-up in the 800 with a time of 2 minutes, 16.92 seconds. Dudley also was the anchor of the second-place 800 relay (school-record 1:44.79) and 1,600 relay teams (4:08.79). Her teammates on both relays included Blake, Lowe and Brustoski.
The previous record in the 800 relay was of 1:45.92 by the 2015 team of Maddie Johnston, Leslie Sawyer, Ashley Krieger and De’Vine Shelton.
The 400 relay team of Blake, Brustoski, Long and Lowe finished third with a time of 51.18 seconds.
Also placing for Falls were the 3,200 relay team of Meredith Gallagher, Dudley, Luksza and Ana Crangle (fifth, 10:02.53); Brustoski in the 400 (sixth, 1:01.1); Emily Longfellow in the 100 hurdles (sixth, 17.91); Blake in the 200 (seventh, 27.72); and Anna Johnston and Kristica Barnett in the high jump (tied for seventh, 4 feet, 10 inches).
"The 4x8 [3,200 relay] ran a nice time," Scourfield said. "Having Aiamiya helps, but everyone else ran their best 800 of the year."
The regional competition is scheduled to take place next Wednesday and Friday at Austintown-Fitch High School.
"We’re focusing on getting as many girls out as we can," Scourfield said.