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2010 State Track and Field Tournament Recap

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June 5, 2010

103rd Annual Boys and 36th Annual Girls OHSAA State Track and Field Championships

Division III

Two 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. Kent’s mark of 193-03 in the discus bests both the Division III state and state meet records. Kent’s throw in the shot put of 60-06 � topped second place by more than four feet.

Colonel Crawford’s 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 championship.

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.

Division II

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 University.

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.

Seifert took first in the 100m with a time of 11.06 and third place honors in the 200m after finishing in 22.25.

Peninsula 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).

It 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.

In 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.

Collinwood 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).

Collinwood 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.

Hartley 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 (24.22).

Chillicothe 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.

Division I

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 afternoon.

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-Madison’s 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. Henry’s 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 at 3:13.05.

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 straight year.

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 at 14.70.

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.