DAYTON — There were a lot of smiles around the Ottawa-Glandorf track camp late Saturday afternoon.
After a grueling day of competition at the Division II regional track and field meet at Welcome Stadium in Dayton the Titan squads found themselves with nine entries to the Division II state meet next Friday and Saturday at Jesse Owens Stadium in Columbus. The Division II state meet gets underway Friday morning with field events, with running events Friday afternoon at 1:30 p.m.. The remaining field events are Saturday morning and the running finals Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m.
The Lady Titans qualified in six events to state and the boys team in three events.
Titan junior Madison Stechschulte leads the list of Lady Titans qualifying to Columbus as she advanced in four events. Fellow junior Elissa Ellerbrock qualified to state in three events.
Stechschulte qualified in the 100 and 200 meter dashes as well as the 800 and 1600 meter relays.
Stechschulte finished third in the 100 dash in 12.32 and she was fourth in the 200 in 25.47. She also teamed with Megan Siefker, Michelle Maag and Ellerbrock to finish fourth in the 800 relay in 1:44.6 and with Maag, Anna Bellman and Ellerbrock to finish fourth in the 1600 relay in 4:01.79.
Ellerbrock finished second in the 800 meter run for the Titans running a school record time of 2:14.83. She broke her own school record in the event.
Bellman advanced to state in the discus Thursday with a toss of 121-2 as she finished fourth. Bellman just missed advancing in the shot put as she finished fifth with a personal best throw of 37-1 1/2.
Titan freshman Melissa Knott also had a fifth place finish Saturday in the 100 hurdles in 15.83.
The Titan boys were only able to advance one more athlete on Saturday as Matias Trampe-Kindt qualified in the 1600 meter run.
Trampe-Kindt finished third in the 1600 meter run in 4:23.31. The third through fifth place runners were all within four-hundredths of a second of each other at the finish line.
Trampe-Kindt qualified for state in two events as he joined Brad Recker, Sid Moening and Trevor Ellerbrock to finish third in the 3200 relay on Thursday in 8:07.63.
Colin Laubenthal qualified for state Thursday in the pole vault as he cleared 14-2 to advance. Laubenthal's height is a new school record surpassing the previous record of 14-1.
The Titans had some near misses Saturday as sophomore Logan McDermott finished fifth in the 110 high hurdles in 15.23 and junior Brad Recker was sixth in the 800 meter run in 1:58.89. Junior Sid Moening finished fifth in the high jump clearing 6-2.
Junior Ben Recker was tenth in the shot put Saturday morning with a top throw of 44-4 1/2. 
As a team, the Lady Titans finished tied for fourth with 42 points. Meadowdale won the meet with 45 points and Versailles was second with 44 points.
The O-G boys finished fifth with 31 points. Dayton Dunbar won the meet with 91 points.