Kirtland senior Alex Fellinger increased his season by at least another week when he finished third in the discus at the Division II Perry District track meet on Thursday.
Fellinger threw the discus 116-feet, 5-inches to advance.
“It’s awesome that I was able to earn a shot at regionals because I was not doing as good as I was in the beginning of the year,” Fellinger said. “I wasn’t really satisfied with my throw, even though it got me a third-place finish. I still could have done better.”
He hopes to improve upon his district performance next week.
“My goal for regionals is to beat my personal record of 125 feet and it’s going to take a good week of practice and perfecting my form,” he said.
Kirtland’s 4×800-meter relay team of Andrew Beinhardt, Ian McGreal, Ian Borthwick, and Jonny Jackson placed eighth with a time of 9:21.02 and Luke Gogolin finished eighth in the long jump with a mark of 19-feet, 8-inches.
The Hornets advanced to Saturday’s district finals in two other events.
McGreal and Beinhardt qualified in the 800-meter run by with times of 2:11.55 and 2:11.31, respectively.
The 4×100-meter relay team also advanced with a time of 46.26. That team included Gogolin, Scotty Haymer, Ramon Lescano, and Ryan Ritossa.
Kirtland’s girls’ team concludes its district competition at Cuyahoga Heights on Friday.