Tuesday was a day of near misses for area track and field athletes looking to advance from the Evansville Central Regional on to state competition.
Northview's Nikki Royer will be the lone athlete to move on to state competition, clearing 7-6 in the pole vault to place third.
The pole vault is being scored, beginning at the regional level, for the first time this season. Nicole Royer placed behind Alisha Tempel who cleared 9-0 and Ruby Laux who vaulted 8-0.
For Northview, Emily Pugh was one of the closest competitors to advancing to the June 7 state meet.
Pugh was fifth in the 1,600 meters for the Knights and eighth in the 3,200 meters.
In the 1,600, Evansville Central's Heather Stembridge crossed the line in a meet record time of 5:08.42 to take the regional title. Linton's Breck Robinson was seventh in 5:39.28. Pugh finished in 5:44.92. The top three individuals advanced to the state meet.
In the 3,200 meters, Pugh was even closer, finishing in fifth place with a time of 12:14.27 just behind the fourth place runner who crossed in 12:12.36. Pugh shaved nearly nine seconds off of her sectional time.
The event was won by Stembridge who ran an 11:17.24.
Dani Modesitt was eighth in her attempt to make the 200 meter state finals. She ran a time of 28.10 which was .19 seconds ahead of her sectional final time.
Sondra Truax just missed advancing to state competition with her fourth place finish in the discus. However, she did record her best throw of the season with a toss of 109-05. Andrea Mitchell won the event with a throw of 116-11.