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2012 OHSAA Track State Championship Coverage

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2012 OHSAA State Track
Championship Coverage

Schedule

Friday, June 1
9:30 a.m. Division II Field Events (5)
9:30 a.m. Division III Running Events Preliminaries
4 x 800 Relay Final
1:00 p.m. Division III Field Events (5)
1:30 p.m. Division II Running Preliminaries
4 x 800 Relay Final
4:00 p.m. Division III Field Events (5)
4:45 p.m. Division I Running Preliminaries
4 x 800 Relay Final
Saturday, June 2
9:00 a.m. Division II Field Events (5)
9:30 a.m. Division III Running Finals
12:00 p.m. Division I Field Events (5)
1:00 p.m. Division II Running Finals
3:00 p.m. Division I Field Events (5)
4:30 p.m. Division I Running Finals

 

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State Tournament Recaps

DIVISION I

Reynoldsburg Girls and Lakewood St. Edward Boys Win 2012 OHSAA Division I Track & Field Titles
Reynoldsburg four-peats and Lakewood St. Edward wins first title

The Reynoldsburg girls and Lakewood St. Edward boys track teams won the 2012 OHSAA Division I girls and boys state track and field state tournaments Saturday at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium at The Ohio State University in Columbus.

Reynoldsburg scored 56 points, including five first-place finishes and one third-place finish, to win its fourth-consecutive state championship. Lorain finished in second place with 34 points, giving the school its highest finish in the state track and field meet.

Reynoldsburg was once again led by seniors Destinee Gause and Faith Washington. Gause placed first in the 100 meters(11.95), 200 (24.59) and also anchored the Raiders’ first place 4x400 and record-breaking 4x100 relay teams. With her four championships, Gause is now the all-time leader in first-place finishes in the state track and field meet, boys or girls, with 12 total state titles. She has won two consecutive 100’s, four consecutive 200’s and been a member of two state champion 4x100, one state champion 4x200 and three state champion 4x400 relay teams. Washington, who also ran in the 4x100 and 4x400, recorded a state record finish in the 300 hurdles, with a time of 41.33, and finished third in the 100 hurdles.

Sophomore Diamond Gause and junior Monie Jenkins joined Gause and Washington to set the meet, state and stadium record in the 4x100 with a time of 45.99. Gause, Washington, Jenkins and sophomore Cherese Nimmons made up the championship 4x400.

The Eagles of Lakewood St. Edward scored 48 points to win their first state track and field championship. Lancaster and Pickerington North tied as the Division I runner-up with 36 points apiece. It was Pickerington North’s highest finish ever in the state track and field meet and Lancaster finished as the runner-up for the third time, with the last coming in 1985.

Lakewood St. Edward junior Anthony Young finished first in the 200, second in the 100 and anchored the winning 4x100 relay team with Shaun Crawford (Fr.), Quincy Jones (Sr.) and Steele Wasik (So.). Crawford finished eighth in the 200. The Eagles also received contributions from sophomore Steele Wasik, who finished third in the 110 hurdles, and senior Lavonne Gauthney, who finished third in the shot put with a throw of 57’11 1/2”.

New boys state records were established by Berea’s Donovan Robertson in the 300 hurdles (35.96 – meet, stadium and state records), Reynoldsburg’s Tsehaye Hiluf in the 3200 (8:55.04 – meet, stadium and state records) and Gahanna Lincoln’s Jacob Blankenship in the pole vault (17’ 2” – meet, stadium and state records).


DIVISION II

Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary Girls and Dayton Dunbar Boys Stand atop 2012 OHSAA Division II Track & Field Podiums
Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary girls win first title, Dayton Dunbar boys edge defending champs, 49-46

The Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary girls and Dayton Dunbar boys won team titles in Division II at the 2012 OHSAA state track and field championship Saturday at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium at The Ohio State University in Columbus.

SVSM scored 55 points, including two first-place finishes, two third-place finishes, two fifth-place finishes and one sixth-place finish, en route to the school’s first girls track and field state championship. Runner-up Columbus Eastmoor Academy scored 46 points.

St. Vincent-St. Mary received points from freshman Imani Davis (fifth; 200), sophomore Chelsea Laury (sixth; 400) and senior Megan Tomei (fifth; discus/ second; shot put). In addition to its individual finishes, SVSM scored first-place finishes in the 4x400 and 4x800 meter relays. The 4x400 team consisted of Davis, Laury, sophomore Julia Mendiola and senior Tessa Weigand. In the 4x800, Mendiola and Weigand were joined by junior Marissa Rossetti and freshman Cynthia Haas. The 4x200 relay team of junior Kyla Crater, Davis, Laury and Mendiola finished as runners-up.

Dayton Dunbar’s senior-laden 4x400 relay team of Ira George, Eric Blair, Michael Ohiembor and LaTrell Turner repeated as state champions, broke their own meet record and scored the Wolverines’ final 10 points of the meet to earn the state title with 49 points, just edging defending state champion Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary, which had 46. It was Dunbar’s seventh state track and field title, with the last coming in 1990.

In addition to Dunbar’s first place finish in the 4x400, it also received contributions from Blair (second) and senior Nicholas Lane (eighth) in the 110 hurdles, Lane in the 300 hurdles (third), senior Michael Ohiembor in the long jump (fourth) and LaTrell Turner in the 100 (seventh) and 200 (fourth). The Wolverines’ 4x200 relay team of Jason Holloway (Sr.), Blair, Lane and Turner also finished third.
OHSAA girls meet records were set by Columbus Eastmoor’s 4x200 relay team of Gianni Ross, Cheyanne Carter, Sariah Rhodes, Aaliyah Barnes (1:39.37- meet, stadium and state records), Cincinnati Wyoming’s Emily Stites in the 3200 (10:43.32) and Bryan’s Alyssa McBride in the pole vault ( 13’1” – meet, stadium and state records). In addition to the record-breaking Dayton Dunbar 4x400 relay team, an OHSAA boys state meet record was also set by the Dayton Thurgood Marshall 4x200 relay team of Tavonn Crisp, Alante Oliver, Vayante Copeland and Joe Ballard (1:26.98).


DIVISION III

Versailles Girls and Gahanna Columbus Academy Boys Claim 2012 OHSAA Division III State Titles
Versailles relies on 4x400 m relay team to claim second title; Gahanna Columbus Academy wins third state crown

The Versailles girls and the Gahanna Columbus Academy boys won Division III team titles at the 2012 OHSAA state track and field tournament Saturday at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium at The Ohio State University in Columbus.

Versailles, which finished as the 2011 Division III runner-up, relied on its third-place finish in the 4x400 meter relay to earn six points and defeat runner-up Waynesfield-Goshen by five points. The Tigers scored 39 points, including three second-place finishes, two third-place finishes and one sixth-place finish, to outscore Goshen’s 34 points and win its school’s second state title in the past three years (2012, 2010).

Versailles was led by senior Tammy Berger, who finished second in the 1600, third in the 800 and anchored the runner-up 4x800 relay team of senior Natalie Grillot, sophomore Chloe Warvel and freshman Hannah Wenig. Members of Versailles runner-up 4x200 relay included senior Abby Barlage, sophomore Lauren Bohman, sophomore Amanda Winner and freshman Taylor Winner. Barlage and Bohman were joined in the sixth place 4x100 relay by juniors Megan Hemmelgarn and Gwen Keihl. The Winners and Warvel were also joined by senior Jacquie Moorman for a third-place 4x400 finish.

Runner-up Goshen relied on the sister duo of Ivy and Morgan Horn to tally its 34 points. Ivy earned 29 points by finishing first in the 100 hurdles, third in the 100, fourth in the 200 and second in the long jump. Morgan contributed the other five points by finishing seventh in the 100, eighth in the 300 hurdles and seventh in the pole vault.

On a side note, fans of the girls 3200 witnessed a special act of sportsmanship when West Liberty-Salem junior Meghan Vogel, who won the state crown in the 1600 earlier in the day, stopped 20 meters from the finish line to help Arlington sophomore Arden McMath finish the race when she was struggling with cramps. The duo was the last two to finish the race - to a standing ovation.

On the boys side, Gahanna Columbus Academy tallied three first-place finishes, two second-place finishes, and a third, fourth, fifth and sixth place finish to score 64 points and run away with the Division III boys team title, the school’s third track and field state championship. Runner-up Cleveland Villa Angela-St. Joseph finished with 31 points.

Columbus Academy received championship performances from senior Jon Michael Hilsheimer (800), sophomore Jack Lint (300 hurdles) and its 4x800 relay team of Hilsheimer, Dominic Facciolla (Jr.), Matthew Tamarkin (Sr.) and Jake Tuckerman (So.). Facciolla also finished second in the 800, third in the 1600 and was the second leg of the runner-up 4x400 relay team, where he was joined by junior Tyler Gittins, Hilsheimer and Tamarkin. The Vikings also received point contributions from Gittins in the 300 hurdles (fourth place), Lint in the high jump (fifth place) and its sixth place 4x100 m relay team of Gittins, junior Jared Harris, junior Alleluia Tyus and senior Carlton Morris.

Runner-up Villa Angela-St. Joseph won the 4x200 relay and finished second in the 4x100 relay. Both team consisted of junior Devon Bolden and seniors Rodney Burse, Marcellus Embry and Milton Germany. Burse and Bolden also finished fourth and seventh, respectively, in the 100, while Germany finished third in the 100.

A Division III OHSAA boys meet record was set by Louisville St. Thomas Aquinas junior Cory Glines in the 1600 (4:12.93).

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