State track: Beavercreek freshman wins title in 400

Beavercreek's Kayleigh Keyes stands atop the podium after winning the Division I state track meet on Saturday, June 4, 2022, at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium in Columbus. David Jablonski/Staff

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Beavercreek's Kayleigh Keyes stands atop the podium after winning the Division I state track meet on Saturday, June 4, 2022, at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium in Columbus. David Jablonski/Staff

Kayleigh Keyes entered race with top regional time

COLUMBUS — Beavercreek High School freshman Kayleigh Keyes won a Division I state championship in the 400-meter dash on Saturday at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.

After qualifying for the finals with the second-best time (55.98) on Friday, Keyes ran the final in 55.27. Cloverleaf sophomore Riley Evans finished second (55.99).

Keyes was the only freshman to qualify for the finals. She entered the race with the top seed, having won the regional championship in 55.12.

“I felt it was redemption from last year at middle school state,” Keyes said. “I went in with the fastest time, but I placed fourth. As a freshman, I’m just really happy with my time and my place.”

Leah Harnish, of Troy, finished seventh in the same race (57.30).

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Beavercreek's Kayleigh Keyes wins the 400-meter dash at the Division I state track meet on Saturday, June 4, 2022, at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium in Columbus. David Jablonski/Staff

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Beavercreek's Kayleigh Keyes wins the 400-meter dash at the Division I state track meet on Saturday, June 4, 2022, at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium in Columbus. David Jablonski/Staff

Credit: David Jablonski

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Beavercreek's Kayleigh Keyes wins the 400-meter dash at the Division I state track meet on Saturday, June 4, 2022, at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium in Columbus. David Jablonski/Staff

Credit: David Jablonski

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COMPLETE AREA DIVISION I RESULTS FROM SATURDAY

GIRLS

100 hurdles: Erin Starks, Trotwood-Madison, third, 13.93; Myah Boze, Ross, seventh, 14.81; Erionte Carlton, Wayne, ninth, 14.90

100: Azariah Bryant, Lakota East, first, 11.60; Trinity Bibbs, Wayne, fourth, 11.91; and Maira Scott, Springfield, eighth, 12.03;

4x100 relay: Wayne (Sanai Lynch, Trinity Bibbs, Erionte Carlton and G’Niyah Brown), eighth, 48.58.

400: Kaleigh Keyes, Beavercreek, first, 55.27; Leah Hannish, Troy, seventh, 57.30.

300 hurdles: Boze, Ross, third, 43.81; Katlyn Pham, Lakota East, ninth, 47.62.

200: Bryant, Lakota East, first, 23.94; Scott, Springfield, second, 24.39; Bibbs, Wayne, third, 24.46; Camilla Nicholas, Piqua, sixth, 24.71.

Long jump: Sanai Lynch, Wayne, first, 19-0¼.

Shot put: Leelah McGuire, Middletown, 16th, 37-1¾.

Pole vault: Sophie Fong, Troy, fourth, 12-4; Zoe Lamb, Centerville, fifth, 12-4; Megan Rybitski, Wayne, 14th, 11-6; Aubrey Mullins, Wayne, 17th, 11-0.

Discus: Mckenzie Johnson, Miamisburg, fifth, 24-2; McKenna Thompson, Centerville, seventh, 120-9.

High jump: Kaley Underwood, Northmont, 12th, 5-2; Haley O’Brien, Talawanda, 16th, 5-0.

DIVISION I BOYS

110 hurdles: Jonathon Richardson, Springfield, fourth, 14.18; Tyler Stargel, Wayne, eighth, 14.53.

4x200 relay: Wayne (Drew Martin, Elijah Lee, Noah Paxton and Terrell Ball), eighth, 1:28.16.

4x100 relay: Springfield (Jayvin Norman, Anthony Brown, Logan Richardson and Jonathon Richardson), fourth, 41.78.

300 hurdles: Jordan Cotner, Northmont, second, 37.79.

4x400 relay: Northmont (Jordan Cortner, Mi’kel Pullen, Bryant Callahan and JR Kojo Mawasha), fourth, 3:21.47.

High jump: Sopuluchi Poe, Fairmont, 10th, 6-4; Tyron Barnes, Springfield, 16th, 6-0.

Pole vault: Isaac Lefeld, Bellbrook, sixth, 14-0; Tony Jiovani, Bellbrook, 10th, 13-6; Henry Hoblitzell, Talawanda, 10th, 13-6; and Ethan Martin, Troy, 15th, 13-0;

Shot put: Aamil Wagner, Wayne, first, 64-1; Cameron Gay, Centerville, 13th, 51-4½; and Jokell Brown, Springfield, 15th, 50-4½.

Long jump: Jonathon Richardson, Springfield, fourth, 22-7½; Austin Miller, Lebanon, sixth, 22-5; Sammy Deep, Carroll, eighth, 22-4; Jack Kleinhenz, Troy, 15th, 19-10.

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