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2015 OHSAA Track & Field State Championships

Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium
The Ohio State University, Columbus
June 5 & 6, 2015



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State Championships Participants, Assignments & Results

 

Important State Tournament Information

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State Tournament Parking Maps:

Friday, June 5 | Saturday, June 6

Please exit State Route 315 at Ackerman Road.

 

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Division I

Division II

Division III

Wheelchair Division

 

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Division I

Division II

Division III

Wheelchair Division


 

Warren John F. Kennedy Wins First Track and Field State Championship; Louisville St. Thomas Aquinas Takes Home First State Title

 

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Warren John F. Kennedy won the Division III boys track and field state championship and Louisville St. Thomas Aquinas won the Division III girls state title at the 2015 OHSAA boys and girls state track and field tournament at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium at The Ohio State University on Saturday. John F. Kennedy’s boys track and field state championship is the first track and field state title for the school and the St. Thomas Aquinas girls track and field team claimed the first team state title in school history.

 

John F. Kennedy used five podium finishes and four first place finishes to accumulate 48 points, enough to earn the Division III boys state championship. John F. Kennedy senior Chad Zallow capped off his career with three gold medals, finishing first in the boys 110M hurdles (13.91), 100M dash (10.55) and 300M hurdles (39.06). Zallow set the Division III state meet record in the 110M hurdles in qualifying round competition on Friday with a time of 13.62. The previous record was held Fremont St. Joseph Central Catholic’s Kevin Huntley, 13.79 set during the 1993 state track and field meet. Zallow also set the Division III state record and Division III state meet record on Saturday in the 100M dash final with a time of 10.55.

 

Cortland Maplewood finished as Division III boys state runner-up with a total point accumulation of 37 and five podium finishes.

 

Louisville St. Thomas Aquinas claimed the Division III girls state championship, its first team state championship in school history. St. Thomas Aquinas used seven podium finishes and a total point accumulation of 69 to claim the state title. The Knights claimed first place finishes in the 4x100M relay, 4X200M relay, 1600M run and 800M run. St. Thomas Aquinas junior Athena Welsh captured her second consecutive gold medal in the girls 1600M run, finishing with a time of 4:58.87.

 

Minster claimed girls state runner-up with a point accumulation of 58, including a first place finish in the girls 4X400M relay.

 

Dayton Dunbar Wins Ninth Boys Track and Field State Title; Findlay Liberty-Benton Wins First Girls Track and Field State Championship; Cuyahoga Falls CVCA Senior Breaks Longest Standing OHSAA Track and Field Record

 

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Dayton Dunbar won the Division II boys track and field state championship while Findlay Liberty-Benton won its first girls track and field state title at the 2015 OHSAA boys and girls state track and field tournament at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium at The Ohio State University on Saturday.

 

Dunbar has won three of the last four Division II boys track and field state championships and nine overall, which ties Dayton Jefferson Township for third all-time in most boys track and field state championships in OHSAA history. Dunbar accumulated 64 points, eight podium finishes and six top three finishes. Dunbar senior Brian Bell finished first in the boys 800M run (1:54.34) after finishing second in 2014 and also finished fourth in the boys 1600M run (4:17.93). The Wolverines’ boys 4X200M relay team took first for the second consecutive year. Mentor Lake Catholic took state runner-up with a point accumulation of 40.

 

Findlay Liberty-Benton won its first girls track and field state championship after accumulating 45 points and tallying five podium finishes. Liberty-Benton junior Michaela Butler finished first in the Division II girls 100M dash for the second straight year, setting a Division II girls state meet record with a time of 11.67. Butler also finished first in the 200M dash for the second consecutive year, finishing with a time of 24.27. Dayton Meadowdale finished as state runner-up, tallying a total of 32 points.

 

Cuyahoga Falls Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy senior Ryan Adams set the Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium high school record in the boys 1600M run, finishing with a time of 4:07.12. The previous record was held by Sandusky Perkins’ Scott Fry, set in 1985 (4:08.03). This was the longest standing record in Ohio high school state track and field. Streetsboro sophomore Dakari Carter broke the state meet record in the boys 100M dash and tied the OHSAA Division II boys state record with a time of 10.55.

 

Pickerington North Wins First OHSAA State Championship; Cincinnati Withrow and Gahanna Lincoln Win Girls Track and Field State Titles

 

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Pickerington North won its first OHSAA team state championship and Cincinnati Withrow and Gahanna Lincoln captured their first state titles in girls track and field at the 2015 OHSAA boys and girls state track and field tournament at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium at The Ohio State University on Saturday.

 

Pickerington North used six podium finishes and a point accumulation of 52 to earn the 2015 boys track and field state championship. Pickerington North senior Nick Gray finished first in the boys 400M (46.91), second in the boys 100M dash (10.70) and second in the boys 200M dash (21.76) and was a member of the first place boys 4x400M relay team (3:16.39). Pickerington North senior Darius Ragland finished first in the boys 110M hurdles with a time of 13.89. Mason finished as boys state runner-up with 28 overall points.

 

Cincinnati Withrow and Gahanna Lincoln each tallied 50 points en route to both earning Division I girls state track and field championships. Withrow claimed seven podium finishes and two first place finishes. Withrow senior Ayanna O’Neal took first place in the girls 100M hurdles with a time of 14.00. Withrow’s girls 4x100M relay team also finished first (47.20).

 

Gahanna Lincoln girls track and field competitors stood on the podium seven times. Lincoln’s 4x200M relay team finished first with a time of 1:38.64. The Golden Lions also finished first in the girls 4x400M relay with a time of 3:46.19.

 

North Royalton’s Kristen Denk broke the girls pole vault state record in all divisions with a height of 13 feet six inches. Centerville broke the Division I girls 4x800M relay Division I girls state record, state meet record and Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium record with a time of 9:00.82. Chardon junior Rachel Banks broke the state meet record in the girls 800M run with a time of 2:07.27. The previous record was set in 2011 by New Albany’s Taneisha Cordell (2:07.35).

 

In seated athlete competition, Ravenna Southeast senior Jenna Fesemyer won the 100M dash, 400M dash, 800M run and girls shot put. With her four first place finishes, Fesemyer earned her twelfth state championship, tying the all-time record for state titles by an Ohio girls track and field athlete. Fesemyer bested her state meet and Owens Stadium records in the 100M run (20.51) and 400M run (1:11.87). She finished the 800M run with a time of 2:38.97 and threw 19 feet 1/2 inches in the girls shot put.

 

Wooster’s Casey Followay took first in boys seated athlete competition in the 100M dash (17.45), 400M dash (1:01.45) and the 800M run (2:16.84). Kent Roosevelt senior took first in the boys shot put and broke his state meet record and Owens Stadium record, throwing 24 feet and 8 ¾ inches (previous record was 23 feet 6 ¾ inches).

 

The attendance for the OHSAA state track and field tournament on Saturday was 14,272 and the attendance for both days of the tournament was 27,626.

 


 

Regional Tournament Results

District Tournament Results

 

Schedule: PDF schedule of events

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Friday, June 5
9:30 a.m. Division II Field Events (5)
9:30 a.m. Division III Running Events Preliminaries
      4 x 800 Relay Final
10:30 a.m. Wheelchair Division Boys Shot Put
1:00 p.m. Division III Field Events (5)
1:30 p.m. Division II Running Preliminaries
      4 x 800 Relay Final
2:00 p.m. Wheelchair Division Girls Shot Put (Note: If there are 10 or less wheelchair throwers, all wheelchair throwers will throw at 10:30 a.m.
4:00 p.m. Division III Field Events (5)
4:45 p.m. Division I Running Preliminaries
      4 x 800 Relay Final
Saturday, June 6
9:30 a.m. Division II Field Events (5)
9:30 a.m. Division III Running Finals
11:10 a.m. Wheelchair Division 800 Meter (B/G)
12:00 p.m. Division I Field Events (5)
1:00 p.m. Division II Running Finals
2:10 p.m. Wheelchair Division 400 Meter (B/G)
3:00 p.m. Division I Field Events (5)
4:30 p.m. Division I Running Finals
4:45 p.m. Wheelchair Division 100 Meter (B/G)

 


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