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Track and Field: 2024 OHSAA state championship roundup

Track and Field: 2024 OHSAA state championship roundup


By Tom Nader

Publisher and Editor

The Mogadore girls 4×200 relay team came as close to winning a state championship as you could ever train for.

The group of Julie Tompkins, Brook McIntyre, Katie Lane and Ari Tompkins finished as runners-up in the Division III race, losing to Coldwater by seven-hundreths of a second.

The Wildcats ran 3:56.20, which set a new school record and was a second faster than the team’s regional-qualifying run at last weekend’s Norwayne Regional.

Coldwater’s winning group, which included Audrey Alig, Becca Wenning, Kiersten Keller and Izzy Zahn, finished at 3:56.13.

Speaking about the relay group prior to the state championships, Mogadore coach Kim Kreiner said that the group’s “hard work, work ethic, dedication and positive attitudes have allowed the girls to excel this year at every race.”

Other results from Friday and Saturday included:

     • Field junior Lucas Pollard earned All-Ohio status with a sixth-place finish in Division II in the 300 hurdles. Pollard finished in a time of 39.17 — a new personal record. The state championship was won by Steubenville’s Savior Faulks, a senior, who ran a time of 37.74.

     • Field sophomore Trevor Dixon became an All-Ohioan, clearing the bar at 6-foot-6, to finish fourth in the high jump in Division II. Dixon’s leap was a new personal record. The winning jump came from Wyatt Sumser, of Bellevue, at 6-9. Dixon was also a state qualifier in the long jump. He placed 13th overall with a distance of 20 feet, 1.25 inches. The long-jump state champion was Toledo Central Catholic’s Victor Singleton (22 feet, 0.5 inches).

     • The Field boys 4×800 relay team, which is consisted of Billy Silk, Lucas Pollard, Evan Pruszynski and Sean Silk, finished in 10th place in Division II. The group finished the relay in 

8:02.85. The winning time was 7:49.65, which was was turned in by Carroll.

     • Field senior Sean Silk finished 10th in Division II in the 1,600 meters. He ran a time of 4:21.48. The champion in the event was Colin Cernansky from Marlington (4:07.53).

     • Streetsboro senior Garrett Tiller qualifed for the 100 and 200 meters. In the 100 meters, he did not qualify for the finals, posting a time of 11.29 in the prelims, which placed him 17th. In the 200 meters, he finished as the runner-up. He ran a time of 22.20, which was second to Brookville’s Coy Hyre, who ran a 21.61.

     • The Streetsboro boys 4×200 relay finished fifth in Division II. The group includes Kylan Rue, Devon White, Preston Hopperton and Garrett Tiller. The group completed the race in 1:29.74. Huron’s quartet won the state championship at 1:26.69.

     • Aurora’s Ella Cicero qualified for the 400 meters and placed sixth place overall to earn All-Ohio status. Cicero, a sophomore, finished in 57.59. The winning time was ran by Cloverleaf’s Riley Evans at 55.56.

     • Raegan Daugintis finished 14th in the Division II discus event. Her best throw was 111 feet, 7 inches. Norton’s Morgan Hallett repeated as state champion. Her winning throw was 152 feet, 2 inches.

     • Mogadore’s Katie Lane ran to a spot on the podium and All-Ohio status in the 800 meters. She placed eighth overall in Division III, finishing the race in 2:17.72. Smithville freshman Maryn Erdman won the race in 2:13.17. It was Lane’s sixth All-Ohio honor as an eight-time state qualifier.

     • Streetsboro sophomore Olivia Johnson-Wilson ran a 45.74 in the 300 hurdle prelims to qualify for the finals. She was named an All-Ohian after finishing seventh overall in Division II with a time of 45.99. The state champion was Avery Davis, of Brookside, who ran a 42.91.

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