By KEVIN WANNEMACHER

DHI Media Sports Writer

TIFFIN – Paulding County will have several athletes make the trip to Columbus next weekend as track teams take part in the Division III state meet.

Wayne Trace sophomore Sydnee Sinn clinched a state berth in the 400 dash by taking second with a time of 59.05 seconds. Junior Rachel Stoller just missed qualifying for state in the 400, placing fifth in 1:00.81.

The Lady Raiders’ 3200 relay team of Kassidy Campbell, Kiara Bahena, Abby Moore and Sinn clinched a state meet appearance by taking third in 9:45.42.

The red, white and blue 1600 relay quartet of Rachel Stoller, Bahena, Gracie Shepherd and Sinn also qualified for the state meet, posting a second-place finish in 4:06.44.

Antwerp will also be represented at the state meet as junior Leslie Pollock recorded a throw of 121-4 to take fourth place in the discus.

Those placing but just missing qualifying spots for the state meet were Wayne Trace’s Shepherd, who took sixth in the high jump with a leap of 5-2, and Antwerp junior Kiara Reyes, who finished eighth after a jump of 9-4 in the pole vault.

On the boys side, the Raiders send a pair of individuals on to Columbus in freshman Maddox Treece and junior Brayson Parrish.

Treece secured a spot in the state meet with a fourth-place finish in the 400 dash, crossing the finish line in 51.86 seconds, while Parrish placed fourth in the 110 hurdles with a time of 16.08 seconds.

Senior Ryan Wenninger scored points as well for the red, white and blue by finishing seventh in the 400 dash (54.24) while senior Owen Manz narrowly missed a state berth, recording fifth place in the 800 run with a time of 2:02.79.

The Raider 3200 relay quartet of Ryan Wenninger, Cameron Sinn, Jeremiah Molitor and Owen Manz placed seventh in 8:31.45.

Division III events at the state meet will be held at Westerville North High School on Friday, June 4, and Saturday, June 5.