COLUMBUS - Ottawa-Glandorf's Anna Bellman capped a remarkable junior season in the discus with a fourth place finish in the Division II state meet Friday morning.
Bellman had a top throw of 125-6 plus to finish in fourth place. It was her first appearance at state in the discus. Chesapeake's Jordan Porter won the event with a throw of 137-8.
Overall, the Lady Titans had a successful Friday at state as all four running events they competed in the afternoon all advanced to the finals Saturday afternoon. The Division II state running finals get started at 1 p.m.
Junior Madison Stechschulte qualified to Saturday's finals in the 100 and 200 meter dashes. Stechschulte sits seventh in the 100 dash finals as she asvanced with a time of 12.29 and she is fifth in the 200 dash with a time of 25.25. Both times were quicker than what Stechschulte qualified to Columbus in from the regional in Dayton.
Stechschulte also anchored O-G's 4x200 relay team of Megan Siefker, Michelle Maag and Elissa Ellerbrock to a time of 1:43.87, which is just off the school record time that the 2013 state placing team set last year at state of 1:43.7. Their time has them sitting sixth going into the finals.
O-G's 4x400 relay team of Maag, Bellman, Stechschulte and Ellerbrock qualified to the finals with the four quickest time of 4:00.7.
Ellerbrock also will compete in the 800 meter run Saturday afternoon for the Titans.
On the boys side, the Titans 3200 meter relay team of Brad Recker, Sid Moening, Trevor Ellerbrock and Matias Trampe-Kindt finished sixth with a time of 8:03.19. The time was a personal best for the squad.
Trampe-Kindt will be back in action Saturday as he competes in the 1600 meter run.
Colin Laubenthal tied for 12th place in the pole vault as he cleared 13-6, but could not clear 14-0.