Fayette athletes came through with five top-eight finishes Saturday at the district track and field competition in Ayersville, but no one qualified to move on to the regional meet this week in Tiffin.
Michael Brubaker came through with the highest finish for the Eagles, placing fifth in the pole vault at 10-6, his best of the season. The sophomore finished 17th in the 110-meter hurdles (:18.82).
Michaela Bates scored a sixth-place finish in the girls discus throw at 92-6. She posted the best throw among the freshmen competitors, but the toss was still several feet short of her season best. Teammate Ethan Baker gave the best showing among freshmen boys with his 12th place finish at 116-9.
Dylan Stannard took seventh in the long jump at 17-6. He's cleared 19 feet before and will have to wait until next season to match that.
Skylar Lantz finished eighth in the 3200-meter run with a season-best time of 10:30.
Alexis Fruchey tied for eighth with eight other girls in the high jump at 4-8. The winning jump was 5-1. Fruchey also finished ninth in the 100-meter hurdles and 13th in the 300-meter hurdles (:56.43).
The girls 3200-meter relay team (Melani Seiler, Emilie Keiser, Noelle Goodson and Jill Stuckey) took ninth place at 11:15.
Keiser placed 10th in the long jump (14-2) and Stuckey took a pair of 10th-place finishes—13:11 in the 3200-meter run and 6:04 in the 1600-meter run.
Ashtyn Baker took 11th in the shot put (30-6) and Ethan placed 13th for the boys (39-4)—both were season-best distances. Goodson ran :29.1 in the 200-meter dash for 12th place.
Four meet records were broken Saturday: girls shot put (41-10.5), boys shot put (56-7), girls 300-meter hurdles (:45.58) and the girls 4x200-meter relay (1:45). The old mark in the boys shot put had stood since 1992.