June 5, 2010
103rd Annual Boys and 36th Annual
Girls OHSAA State Track and Field Championships
First-Time Winners Take Home Trophies in Division III
North Robinson Colonel Crawford and Versailles earn top honors.
Both the North Robinson Colonel Crawford boys and the Versailles girls took home
their first OHSAA track and field state tournament trophies Saturday afternoon from Jesse
Owens Memorial Stadium at The Ohio State University.
Amidst a day filled with rain, Colonel Crawford turned in three first-place finishes and
totaled 41 points to edge out Louisville St. Thomas Aquinas 40 points in the
Division III Boys State Track & Field Meet.
The Eagles were led by senior Isiah Kent, who earned 20 points after taking first in both
the discus and the shot put. Kents mark of 193-03 in the discus bests both the
Division III state and state meet records. Kents throw in the shot put of 60-06 �
topped second place by more than four feet.
Colonel Crawfords other first place finish came in the 1600m run thanks to senior
Carson Britton, who finished in 4:15.76.
Louisville St. Thomas Aquinas one-point loss was the first for any boys team since
Marion Pleasant lost the Division III title by one point to Yellow Springs in 1990. The
Knights took home their best finish ever thanks to first place finishes in both the 4x800
and the 4x400 relays with times of 7:50.08 and 3:19.81 respectively.
Gahanna Columbus Academy finished off the Division III races with an impressive run in the
4x400 relay, setting a new state and state meet record with a time of 3:18.65.
In a reversal of the finish from 2009, Versailles topped Gates Mills Gilmour Academy after
picking up 47.5 points en route to its first Division III girls track and field state
Although Versailles earned only one first-place finish, the Tigers totaled nine top-eight
finishers. Sophomore Tammy Berger was the only individual state champion forVersailles
after she ran the 3200m in 11:08.21. Berger also took third place in the 1600m run with a
time of 5:04.62.
Gilmour Academy was led by senior Rebekka Simko, who had a hand in all 36 of the Lancers
points. She took first in the 800m run with a time of 2:12.61 and clocked in at 5:02.62 in
the 1600m run, good enough for second place. Timko also ran on the first-place 4x800 and
second-place 4x400 relay teams.
Steubenville Catholic Cental junior Teddi Jo Maslowski left her mark in the OHSAA
record book after winning both the 100m and 300m hurdles. Maslowski's time of 14.44 in the
100m hurdles is a new Division III state meet record, breaking the old record set in both
2000 and 2003. She also knocked more than half a second off the previous record time in
the 300m hurdles when she finished in 42.61.
Pemberville Eastwood and
Cleveland Collinwood Take Home State Titles
Pemberville Eastwood boys and Cleveland
Collinwood girls won the 2010 OHSAA Division II boys and girls state track and field state
tournaments held this weekend at the Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium at The Ohio State
Pemberville Eastwood tallied 38 points thanks
to three first-place and one third-place performances. Seniors Justin Welch and Cody
Seifert led the Eagles to a second straight state title.
Welch, now a three-time champion in the discus
bettered the field by more than 16 feet this year with his new Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium
High School record of 197-01. Welch also took home top honors in the shot put with a mark
of 62-11 3/4, a Division II state meet record.
took first in the 100m with a time of 11.06 and third place honors in the 200m after
finishing in 22.25.
Woodridge finished with 32 points after taking first place in the 4x800 relay with a time
of 7:54.09 and a third-place finish by senior Justin Fawley in the high jump (6-05).
quickly became a close battle between Cleveland Collinwood and Columbus Bishop Hartley for
the girls Division II state title as the two teams combined to either win or finish second
in 14 different events. At least one Hawk or Railroader was on the podium for 10 of the 17
events. Hartley's 71 points came up just short however, falling to Collinwood's 77 points.
the 4x200 realy final, Collinwood matched exactly the state meet record time of 1:39.76
that Hartley had earned in the preliminaries, this time finishing ahead of the Hawks, who
finished at 1:41.10.
senior Erin Busbee earned 32 points on her own after taking first place in the long jump
with a leap of 19-03 �. She also took second in the high jump (5-04), second in the 100m
(12.35) and third in the 200m (25.02).
senior Amber Smith also had a memorable day earning a first-place finish and setting a new
Division II state and state meet record in the 300m hurdles with a time of 42.83. Smith
also took second in the 100m hurdles clocking in at 14.57.
earned five first-place finishes including the 4x100 relay (47.37), 4x400 relay (3:49.94),
400m (53.36) and a pair of wins for senior Chesna Sykes in the 100 (11.97) and 200
Zane Trace sophomore Taylor Hatfield broke the 800m Division II state and state meet
record by more than two seconds when she finished in 2:08.91.
Pair of Raider Teams Win Division I State Track & Field Titles
Reynoldsburg girls track and Warren G.
Harding boys track teams took home the Division I OHSAA state track and field state
tournaments from Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium at The Ohio State University Saturday
Warren Harding picked up 47 points to
narrowly defeat Trotwood-Madison, who collected 44 points over the weekend.
Harding took first-place finishes in two events thanks to DeAver Williams, who took top
honors in both the 100m and 200m with times of 10.64 and 21.46, respectively. The Raiders
also won the 4x200 relay with a time of 1:27.27. Senior Marteze Roper took fifth place in
the 800m run with a time of 1:54.37 in the championship bid.
Trotwood-Madisons state championship
efforts fell just short despite a pair of first and second-place performances. Senior
William Henry had a state championship performance to remember, earning second-place
honors in two events and top honors in another. Henry won the 400m with a time of 47.50.
Henrys second-place efforts came in the 200 (21.47) and 100 (10.80).
Trotwood-Madison turned in a state meet record performance in the 4x400 relay clocking in
A highlight of the meet came during the pole
vault, when twin brothers Chris and Joey Uhle of Powell Olentangy Liberty battled for
first place, with Chris coming out on top by clearing 16-09, a new Division I state and
state meet record. Brother Joey finished second after clearing 16-00.
A different group of Raiders won the
Division I girls state track meet as Reynoldsburg took home a state trophy for the second
Reynoldsburg turned in three first-place
performances, two in relays. The Raiders won both the 4x100 and 4x400, with times of 47.24
and 3:48.87, respectively. The Raiders finished second in the 4x200, finishing in 1:40.40.
Sophomore Faith Washington took second-place
honors in the 300m hurdles with a time of 43.28 and fourth in the 100m hurdles clocking in
Rocky River Magnificat earned runner-up
honors with its 35 points over the weekend. Senior Madeline Chambers earned an individual
state title in the 1600, finishing in 4:47.37.