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Trio of Fort Frye girls excited to compete at Jesse Owens – Parkersburg News

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Anna McIntire

BEVERLY — Anna McIntire is headed back to the state track meet, but this year she’ll have some company.

After being the Cadets’ lone state representative in 2021, McIntire will be joined this weekend in Columbus by freshmen Emma Richards and Kyndal Buchanan.

“As a team, we started out hoping to be able to send athletes to Jesse Owens (Memorial Stadium),” said Fort Frye head coach Abby Campbell. “Watching their hard work pay off was exciting. We won the district meet as a girls team, so we knew we’d be competitive at the regional. I’m looking forward to watching them compete in Columbus.”

McIntire, an Ohio Northern commit, qualified in the high jump for the second year in a row. She reached 5 feet, 1 inch to place third at the Division III, Region 9 meet in Massillon. Last year at state she jumped 5 feet flat to finish 14th.

“She started with indoor track and made it on the podium at the indoor state track meet,” Campbell said. “Coming into the outdoor season, she set high expectations. We talked about focusing on one meet at a time and putting in the work. There’s extra pressure that comes with trying to repeat getting back to state, and she did a good job dealing with the pressure.”

Kyndal Buchanan

McIntire will get to compete at Jesse Owens this time around, as last year’s state meet was moved to a different location due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“She didn’t have the opportunity last year to jump at Jesse O, so she wanted to get there,” Campbell said. “She’s been a leader for our team all year. I’m excited she gets to go back. It was nerve-wracking at the regional. There were a lot of competitive high jumpers there.”

Richards, who placed fourth in the 400 at the district meet, had an incredible performance at the regional. She clocked in at 1 minute, 1.07 seconds for the top time in the preliminaries, although there were six other runners who ran between 1:01.14 and 1:01.94, so the finals were expected to be ultra-competitive.

However, Richards smoked the competition with a time of 59 seconds flat to claim the regional title.

“We were expecting it to be much closer,” Campbell said. “We talked about finishing over the line because every second was going to matter, but none of us expected her to pull ahead like she did. She ran a personal best, broke the school record and had an awesome night.”

Emma Richards

Buchanan PR’d in the pole vault at regional, reaching 9-4 to place fourth. She, along with Richards, was a state qualifier on Fort Frye’s cross country team in the fall.

“For field athletes, it comes down to misses,” Campbell said. “We tell them no misses, stay loose, stay warm in between vaults and focus on what you need to do and not worry about what everyone else is doing. She did an amazing job.”

Buchanan cleared 9-4 with five vaulters left. Mapleton’s Jillian Carrick was unable to clear 9-4, clinching Buchanan’s spot in the state …….

Source: https://www.newsandsentinel.com/sports/local-sports/2022/05/trio-of-fort-frye-girls-excited-to-compete-at-jesse-owens/

Anna McIntire

BEVERLY — Anna McIntire is headed back to the state track meet, but this year she’ll have some company.

After being the Cadets’ lone state representative in 2021, McIntire will be joined this weekend in Columbus by freshmen Emma Richards and Kyndal Buchanan.

“As a team, we started out hoping to be able to send athletes to Jesse Owens (Memorial Stadium),” said Fort Frye head coach Abby Campbell. “Watching their hard work pay off was exciting. We won the district meet as a girls team, so we knew we’d be competitive at the regional. I’m looking forward to watching them compete in Columbus.”

McIntire, an Ohio Northern com…….

Anna McIntire

BEVERLY — Anna McIntire is headed back to the state track meet, but this year she’ll have some company.

After being the Cadets’ lone state representative in 2021, McIntire will be joined this weekend in Columbus by freshmen Emma Richards and Kyndal Buchanan.

“As a team, we started out hoping to be able to send athletes to Jesse Owens (Memorial Stadium),” said Fort Frye head coach Abby Campbell. “Watching their hard work pay off was exciting. We won the district meet as a girls team, so we knew we’d be competitive at the regional. I’m looking forward to watching them compete in Columbus.”

McIntire, an Ohio Northern com…….

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