The Woodridge Boy’s Track and Field team traveled to Austintown Saturday and won its 2nd consecutive regional championship. Jacob Mally led the way, scoring 28 points for the Dogs. Mally won the 110 hurdles and the high jump before finishing his day with a 2nd place finish in the 300 hurdles. Mally qualified 3 events to Columbus for the 2nd straight year. Max Starvaggi was the Dog’s other individual champion, winning the 800 meters. Starvaggi also anchored the 1600 meter relay team to a 7th place finish. Starvaggi was joined on the team by juniors Dijon White, DeAndre Smith, and Zach Conroy who all finished and outstanding seasons on the regional podium. Ryan Palm punched his ticket to Columbus, grabbing 2nd in the 3200 meters. Noah Perrin just missed joining him, finishing 5th, just 4 hundredths of a second out of 4th.
The Dogs will have solid representation in Columbus for the state meet next weekend. Woodridge qualified 8 athletes in 7 events. Jacob Mally in the 100 hurdles, 300 hurdles and high jump. Steven Neveadomi in the pole vault. Max Starvaggi in the 800 meters. Ryan Palm in the 3200 meters. Palm and Starvaggi will be joined on the 3200 meter relay by Yousef Elkurd and Noah Perrin. Leo Ramsey and Andy Muha are alternates for the relay.