Area track and field: Panthers send 15 to sectionals
The Ellsworth boys and girls both placed third out of nine teams at the Division 2 regional meet Monday in Somerset. In all, 15 Ellsworth entrants advanced to the sectional meet Thursday at Colby.
The Ellsworth girls advanced in both the 4x400-meter relay (Cassie Lofgren, Steph Deiss, Shannon Campbell and Lydia Kuhl) and the 4x800 relay (Bethany Olson, Lofgren, Becca Matzek and Tacia Kuhl).
Lydia Kuhl also advanced in the 100 hurdles, 300 hurdles and long jump.
The Ellsworth boys didn't qualify any relays for sectionals, but Alex Campbell will compete there in the long jump, triple jump and high jump. Brett Freier advanced in both the 110 and 300 hurdles.