Garaway’s 4×800-meter relay team made up of Rachel Wentworth, Jocelyn Miller, Claudia Miller and Ariel Wentworth is headed to Columbus. A strong effort from each runner at the regional championships last week earned the Lady P’s a fourth place finish that qualifies them for the biggest stage, Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium in Columbus.
Ariel Wentworth took the baton in the final leg of Garaway’s 4×800 regional relay with the chances of the Lady Pirates’ quartet of runners advancing to the state meet looking bleak.
Garaway had run well, but still found themselves on the outside looking in, lurking in fifth place, about 50 meters behind claiming the fourth and final spot for the state meet.
Even with about 200 yards to go, Wentworth trailed Norwayne’s final runner by a good 30 meters.