Lone county qualifier out of region
Lily Wockenfuss, an eighth-grader at Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School, was the lone county athlete to qualify last week for the upcoming state Class 1A track and field championships.
With a jump of 9-feet-10, Wockenfuss finished third in the pole vault at last week’s Region 1-1A meet at Tallahassee Florida High School.
To qualify for state, an individual, relay team or school must finish among the top four to advance to the state meet.
There were some close calls among county athletes.
For Port St. Joe, Celeste Chiles was fifth in the shot put, Lexie Fountain finished fifth in the 100 meters and ShaMario Cole was fifth in the 800 meters.
Jade Cothran ran sixth in the 100 meter hurdles and 12th in the 300 meter hurdles, London White was sixth in the pole vault and Te Te Croom sixth in the shot put.
Among Port St. Joe boys, Zack McFarland, eighth in the 3,200 meters, was the top finisher.
Among Wewahitchka competitors, Elijah Shackelford flirted with a state berth, finishing fifth in the discus.