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Ada’s Brown 6th in hurdles at state meet 

By Cort Reynolds

DAYTON – Ada High School senior ace Jackson Brown came in sixth in the 110-meter high hurdle finals race at the Div. III state track and field meet in Dayton’s Welcome Stadium Friday evening, May 31.

Brown ended up on the top-eight podium with his all-state finish.

He crossed the line in 15.35 to end up sixth. Senior Nathan Booth of Shadyside won the 110 high hurdles in 14.30. Lowellville senior Michael Ballone took second in 14.56.

Third place was claimed by sophomore Braxton Barnett of Shenandoah.

Brown finished ahead of Jackson Center senior Lucas Hartle (15.72) and Shadyside senior Dylan Booth (15.75).

On Thursday, Fostoria regional champion Brown won the third preliminary 110-meter hurdles heat with a time of 15.03. 

Marion Local captured the boys state crown, with Lowellville second.

Smithville won the girls Div. III state title, followed by Coldwater in second.