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SGI seniors Rowe, Elkins qualify for states

Photo by Jaime Dickinson Pictured are Springville seniors Payton Rowe and Topher Elkins, who stand with their Section 6 patches at the Section 6 indoor track and field championships on Thursday in Houghton.

Photo by Jaime Dickinson
Pictured are Springville seniors Payton Rowe and Topher Elkins, who stand with their Section 6 patches at the Section 6 indoor track and field championships on Thursday in Houghton.

Photo by Jaime Dickinson Springville’s Topher Elkins gets off to a good start in the 300-meter run, in which he qualified for the state meet.

Photo by Jaime Dickinson
Springville’s Topher Elkins gets off to a good start in the 300-meter run, in which he qualified for the state meet.

Photo by Jaime Dickinson Springville freshman Hannah Goetz competes in the 1,000-meter run during the Section 6 indoor track and field championships on Thursday in Houghton.

Photo by Jaime Dickinson
Springville freshman Hannah Goetz competes in the 1,000-meter run during the Section 6 indoor track and field championships on Thursday in Houghton.

The Springville girls 1,600-meter relay team broke the school record by 7 seconds with a time of 4:18 at the Section 6 indoor track and field championships on Thursday in Houghton. From left: Hannah Goetz, Jaime Dickinson, Evelyn Smith and Payton Rowe.

The Springville girls 1,600-meter relay team broke the school record by 7 seconds with a time of 4:18 at the Section 6 indoor track and field championships on Thursday in Houghton. From left: Hannah Goetz, Jaime Dickinson, Evelyn Smith and Payton Rowe.

Photo by Jaime Dickinson Springville’s Payton Rowe flies over the first hurdle to a second-place finish in the 55-meter hurdles, which qualified her for states next weekend.

Photo by Jaime Dickinson
Springville’s Payton Rowe flies over the first hurdle to a second-place finish in the 55-meter hurdles, which qualified her for states next weekend.

Two Springville seniors are headed to the state indoor track championships after sectional competition on Thursday night, Feb. 21 at Houghton.

Springville’s Payton Rowe qualified for states with a time of 8.76, second overall in Section 6, in the 55-meter hurdles. Meanwhile, Topher Elkins made it to states with a fourth-place finish in the boys’ 300-meter run (36.94 seconds), after running to first in the preliminaries.

The SGI girls’ 1,600-meter relay team (4×400) of Hannah Goetz, Jaime Dickinson, Evelyn Smith and Payton Rowe shaved seven seconds off of the school record, running to fourth in the prelims at 4:18.54.

Meanwhile, Smith was 10th in the 300 (46.12) and Goetz was 13th in the 1,000 (3:34.37). The 800 relay team (Smith, Dickinson, Sydney Wittmer, Emily Schlemmer) was 15th in prelims at 2:04.75.

For the Springville boys, Jared Hecht was 10th in the 1,600 (4:57.48) and Brett Russell 12th in the 3,200 (10:34.33).

Mason Field was 11th in the triple jump (38-feet-3-inches) and 16th in the long jump (18-1.5).

Andrew Delasandro was 29th (9.32) in the 55 hurdles prelims.

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