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2022 State Tournament Coverage

2022 State Tournament Coverage

State Tournament Announcements

2022 OHSAA State Track and Field Championships
 
Tickets
Mobile tickets for the state tournament are available through Ticketmaster beginning Tuesday, May 31 at 10 a.m. The direct link to the event on Ticketmaster is: https://go.osu.edu/ohsaatrackandfieldtix
     Note that tickets purchased at Ticketmaster prior to arrival at the state tournament are the same cost as tickets purchase on site.  
 
State Meet Traffic and Parking Advisory
Guests coming to Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium for the state track and field meet should use State Route 315 and either the Ackerman Road exit or the Lane Avenue exit. For reference, Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium is located at 2450 Fred Taylor Drive, Columbus, Ohio. Please follow the direction of the traffic and parking attendants for the nearest available parking, which will be free in identified lots both days of the state tournament. In other lots, a parking fee will apply, payable by credit card.
     Stadium area parking maps for both days of the state tournament are posted at: https://www.ohsaa.org/Sports-Tournaments/Track-Field/2022-State-Tournament-Coverage
 
School Administrators Complimentary Admission
Each participating schools is given three complimentary admissions to the state tournament. Those three school administrators shall enter through the southwest corner Media Gate.  
 
Packet Pick-up
Participant packets will be available for pick-up at the OSU softball stadium, which is located just east of Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. Packets are available for pick-up Thursday between 4:00 and 6:00 (see later walk-through note) and then Friday and Saturday starting at 8:00 AM.
 
Participant Drop Off and School Vehicle Parking
School busses and vehicles marked as “School Transportation” should travel southbound on Olentangy River Road, then turn right onto Irving Schottenstein Drive, which is located just south of the Ackerman Road intersection. School vehicles will be parked along Irving Schottenstein Drive, which is located on the north side of Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.
 
Stadium Open Thursday, June 2 from 4:00 to 6:00
Only the track at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium (not the shot put or discus areas) will be open from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 2, for state qualifiers to visit. No implements (including batons, hurdles, starter blocks, shot puts, discus, etc.) are permitted. The facility will not open until exactly 4 p.m. and will close promptly at 6 p.m. On Thursday, ALL VEHICLES must pay the automatic teller machines for the hourly rate. Parking is free on Friday and Saturday.
 
Spike Regulation
Only pyramid spikes no longer than 1/4" are permitted. Needle spikes and Christmas tree spikes are not permitted. The clerks will be checking spike length just before the races and at check-in. If a competitor is in violation of this rule, he/she will not be allowed to participate.
 
RV Parking – FEES APPLY
RVs are permitted to park in the Buckeye Lot #2, which is located just north of the shot put and discus areas (west of Fred Taylor Drive). RVs that arrive on Thursday must use the pay-to-park and purchase three parking spaces. Parking is free beginning Friday morning in designated lots.
 
Temporary Tents Not Permitted in Pole Vault Area
Temporary tents are not permitted in the pole vault area at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.
 
Coach Infield Passes for Pole Vault and High Jump
Schools that have a state qualifier in pole vault or high jump will receive one infield pass for a coach. Only one pass is given per school. The passes are specific for event, division and gender and are valid only when those competitions are being held.
 
 

Recaps

DIVISION l BOYS
The 2022 OHSAA Division l Boys Track and Field state tournament took place at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium on June 3-4, with Pickerington Central winning its third state title in the last five years.
 
The Tigers had a score of 31 points and were led by first-place wins in the 100 dash, 200 dash, and 4x100 relay, and an eighth-place finish in the 4x400 relay. Junior Troy Lane finished first in the 100 dash and 200 dash. Senior Kaleb Holloway, freshman Xavier McCoy, and juniors Ethan Pinkins and Troy Lane were the runners for the 4x100 relay first place finish. Olentangy Orange was the runner-up with 30 points. Senior Joel Addo won the high jump state championship.
 
There were two state records broken during the meet. Lane set the new record in the 100 dash with a time of 10.25. Senior Nick Plant from Canfield set the new record in the 800 dash with a time of 1:48.65.
 
DIVISION l GIRLS
The 2022 OHSAA Division l Girls Track and Field state tournament took place at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium on June 3-4, with Gahanna Lincoln winning its third state championship, last winning in 2015 and 2018. The Lions have finished top three in the past eight state meets.
 
Gahanna Lincoln scored a total of 47 points and were led by first-place wins in the 100 hurdles, 300 hurdles, and 4x200 relay. They also finished second in the 4x100 relay and third in the 100 dash. Junior Camden Bentley finished first in the 100 hurdles and 300 hurdles. Westerville Central was the runner-up with 31 points. They finished with a second-place finish in the 100 dash, second place in 100 hurdles, and second place in long jump.
 
DIVISION ll BOYS
The 2022 OHSAA Division ll Boys Track and Field state tournament took place at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium on June 3-4, with Glenville winning its 17th state championship this year, with its last one coming in 2014. This is the most of any team in OHSAA track and field history.
 
Glenville had a score of 45 points and was led by a first-place finish in the 4x200 relay, second-place finishes in the 300 hurdle and 4x400 relay, and third-place finishes in the 200 dash, 4x100 relay, and high jump. Senior Joe Larkins, junior Milique Herron, sophomore Bryce West, and freshman Jamari Townsend were the runners who placed first in the 4x200 relay. Larkins also ran in the 4x400 relay with senior Gregory Howard, Junior Malik Davis, and sophomore Jayson Williams, and finished second. Williams also finished second in the 300 hurdles. Keystone was runner-up with 35 points. Junior Ryne Shackelford had a first-place finish in the 100 dash and 200 dash.
 
There was one state record broken during this meet. Seniors Andrew Bukounik and Jordan Harrison, and juniors Dominic Johnson and Christian Anderson from Gates Mills Hawken set a record for the 4x100 relay with a time of 41.66.
 
DIVISION ll GIRLS
The 2022 OHSAA Division ll Girls Track and Field state tournament took place at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium on June 3-4, with Dayton Oakwood winning its second consecutive state championship.
 
Oakwood had a score of 47 points and was led by first-place finishes in the 4x800 relay and 3200 meter. They also finished second in the 1600 meter and third in the 4x400 relay. Senior Grace Hartman finished first in the 3200 meter and second in the 1600 meter. Hartman, freshman Elizabeth Erwin, and juniors Bella Butler and Emma Almoney finished first in the 4x800 with a time of 9 minutes and 14.83 seconds. Buchtel finished second place with 39 points. Senior DaMya Barker finished first in the 100 hurdles and 300 hurdles.
 
There were three state records broken during the meet. Senior Kya Epps from Akron St. Vincent St. Mary set a record in the 100 dash with a time of 11.57 and the 200 dash with a time of 23.81. Junior Alexa Fortman from Ottawa Glandorf set a record in the 800 run with a time of 2:08.60.
 
DIVISION lll BOYS
The 2022 OHSAA Division lll Boys Track and Field state tournament took place at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium on June 3-4, with Creston Norwayne winning its first state championship.
 
The Bobcats had a score of 40 points and were led by first-place finishes in discus and shot put. Senior Colby Morlock and sophomore Dillon Morlock finished either first or second in discus and shot put. Colby won discus and Dillon won shot put.
 
There was one state record broken during this meet. Junior Kaleb Nastari from Hanoverton United set a record in the 800 meter run with a time of 1:49.56.
 
DIVISION lll GIRLS
The 2022 OHSAA Division lll Girls Track and Field state tournament took place at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium on June 3-4, with Bucyrus Colonel Crawford winning its first state championship.
 
Colonel Crawford had first-place finishes in the 100 hurdles and 300 hurdles, a second-place finish in high jump, and a third-place finish in the 100 dash. Senior Katie Ruffener had a first-place finish in both the 100 hurdles and 300 hurdles. Sophomore Niyah Shipman finished second in high jump.
 
There were three state records broken during this meet. Ruffener set a record in the 100 hurdles with a time of 13.87 and then beat it the next day with a time of 13.71. Senior Kenna Stimmel from Castalia Margaretta set a pole vault record with a height of 14’6 ¼, which is also a national record.
 
SEATED
This is OHSAA’s ninth year of having seated events in the track and field state tournament.
 
Bloomdale Elmwood senior Jaydon Jenkins finished first in shot put, 100 meter, 400 meter, and 800 meter. Cincinnati Mt. Notre Dame senior Rachel Steffen finished first in the 100 meter, 400 meter, and 800 meter.