SPENCERVILLE — A handful of area schools got a sneak preview of the Division III district track and field meet, which will be held this week at Spencerville. The same stadium hosted the Northwest Conference meet on Thursday and Saturday, with Columbus Grove winning both the boys and the girls chamionships. The Lady Dawgs cruised to a 90-point win over second-place Spencerville while the Grove boys edged Bluffton and Lincolnview by a mere four points.

Lincolnview’s girls also placed third. Crestview’s teams were sixth in both divisions.

Lincolnview’s boys were paced by Brad Korte, who won three of his four events and was named male athlete of the year by Northwest Conference coaches. Korte captured the 100 meter dash in 11.43 seconds. He also won the 200 meter dash in 23.27 seconds and the long jump, clearing 20 feet, six inches. Korte was sixth in the high jump.

Other top Lancers included Karter Tow, who captured the NWC title in the 3200 meter run and was third in the 1600 meter. Alek Bowersock was the runner-up in the 1600 meter run. The boys 4x800 meter relay team of Jacob Keysor, Tow, Joe Sadowski and Bowersock was runner-up as well. Keysor was third in the 3200, while Evan Cox was third in the high jump.

Among the top placers for the Lady Lancers were Olivia Gorman, who was NWC champion in the long jump while finishing as runner-up in the high jump. Brayden Langdon was runner-up in the 400 meter dash and placed fourth in the 100 and fourth in the 200. Sami Sellers was third in the discus, and the girls 4x800 team of Madeline Snyder, Dylann Carey, Rylee Byrne and Madison Langdon was third in its race.

Among the top placers for the Knights were Tyler White, who was second in the 110 meter hurdles and fifth in the 300 meter hurdles. The boys 4x400 meter realy team of White, Jordan Perrott, Nick Springer and Cayleb Pruett ran a 3:41.16 to place second.

The highest-placing Lady Knights were Lyvia Black (fourth in the 300 meter hurdles) and Chelsea Taylor (tied-4th in the high jump).

Both Lincolnview and Crestview will be among the 19 schools competing in the Division III districts at Spencerville beginning at 4 p.m. on Thursday.