Track and Field | Wooster's Ashton Dunlap sets new school record to qualify for state

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Ashton Dunlap, pictured here at the OCC Championships, set a new program record with a run of 9:23.21 at the Div. I Youngstown Regional meet.
Ashton Dunlap, pictured here at the OCC Championships, set a new program record with a run of 9:23.21 at the Div. I Youngstown Regional meet.

Wooster's Ashton Dunlap knew he had to run a fast time to have a chance at punching his state ticket to Columbus.

He couldn't anticipate what happened Friday in the 3,200 at the Division I Youngstown Regional meet.

Dunlap shattered his personal record on his way to breaking Wooster's school record with a sixth-place run of 9:23.21 in a loaded field. The finish earned Dunlap an at-large berth to the Div. I state championships to cap off his high school career next week.

Dunlap broke Don Kimpel's school record, which he set in 1975.

Despite the record run, Dunlap only barely made his way to state in a crowded field, finishing just a half-second in front of Solon's Ryan Goldfeder for sixth place.

Marion Dix set a personal record in the 800 with a time of 2:24.43, good for 11th place.

Grahm Dixon placed ninth in the shot put with a toss of 49-2.

This article originally appeared on The Daily Record: Track and Field: Ashton Dunlap sets school record for state berth