Defending Boys Event Champions returning;
1600 Boys Jacob Dumford Westerville North
3200 Boys Jacob Grabowski St. Xavier
300 hurdles Boys Lance Johnson Middletown
4x100 Boys Mason (Liu, Cummings, Chanatry)
4x800 Boys Westerville North (Ford, Chatel, Adu, Schaublin)
Distance Medley Boys Hilliard Davidson (Burdette, Clark)
High Jump Boys Jalin Marshall Middletown
Pole Vault Boys Zak Kruer Miamisburg
Shot Put Boys Dylan Dyke Waverly
State Champions 2012
Division 1 Lancaster Boys 4x800
Division 1 Jalin Marshall Middletown Boys Long Jump
Division 2 Dylan Dyke Boys Shot Put
The 2013 Wayne Invitational will be another true balance of sprints, hurdles, distance and field events. The team championship is truly up for grabs, for both boys and girls. The talent includes state champions, state placer, and state qualifers. The potential for a state record is always a possibility. The Wayne Invitational has been the place for state records set in the Girls Division 2 long jump, Girls divison 3 pole vault, boys Division 1 discus and boys Hammer throw. Will another be set this year? Come down May 2nd and May 3rd and find out.
Here's a breakdown of the events:
100 Meter Dash
Phillipe Motley (pr of 10.85) of Hilliard Davidson 6th and Miles Hibbler of Troy 7th , last year return.
Casey Lanfest of Granville is the state leader with a 10.64 (converted) time. Mason’s Billy Chanatry has gone 10.84, and teammate Juan Cummings has gone 10.94. Josh Blanton of Northmont has gone 11.10, as does Devin Monroe of Lebanon. Wayne’s Jesse Bray has gone 11.21, Sycamore ‘s Ronnie Williams 11.24, Airion Kosak 11.28 and Blake Williams of Troy 11.30 round out the top runners.
200 Meter Dash
Motley (22.14 pr) of H. Davidson was 4th last year, Centerville Keith Beason was 5th, and Halen Witcher was 8th last year.
Lanfest of Granville has the third fastest time in the state 21.60, while Billy Chanatry of Mason has gone 21.74. Josh Blanton of Northmont has gone 22.50, EJ Colson of Middletown has gone 22.57, Lebanon’s Devin Monroe has gone 22.74, Cameron Belton of Northmont has gone 22.82.
400 Meter Dash
Matt Cline of Fairborn is the top returner, placing 4th last year, followed by Alex Barsala of Lebanon, who placed 8th last year.
Lanfest of Granville makes this a tri-fecta, as he has the 7th fastest time in the state, running 49.74. Robert Diehl of Mason has gone 49.90, Jordan Whitfield of Wayne has gone 50.49, Sam Kline of Bellbrook has gone 50.86, Andrew Denlinger of Miamisburg has gone 50.93, Josh Steenbock of Springboro has gone 51.04, Drew Hickman of Northmont has gone 51.25, Kyle Wood of Vandalia Butler has gone 51.29, Greg Hubbard of Miamisburg has gone 51.34, Branan Foster of Sycamore 51.38 and Amit Maity of Mason 51.54 round out the top 400 athletes.
Mason is the team to beat. All around they have solid relays, and have the second best time in the state in the 4x100, the 4th fastest time in the 4x200 and the 4th fastest time in the 4x400. However, there will be some teams that will challenge the Comets of Mason.
After Mason’s 42.10, there’s a whole bunch of teams in the 43 second range. Hilliard Davidson 43.38, Northmont 43.39, Wayne 43.47, Lebanon 43.47, Troy 43.80, Vandalia Butler 43.84, Sycamore 43.85, Centerville 43.89, Middletown 43.92 and Beavercreek 43.98. It could be a battle for second, but what a battle it’s shaping up to be.
Mason’s 1:29.23 is just ahead of Wayne 1:29.43. Centerville has gone 1:30.86, Granville 1:31.08, Princeton 1:31.
40, Northmont 1:31.81, Fairborn 1:32.25, Hilliard Davidson 1:32.53, Miamisburg 1:32.60, Vandalia Butler 1:32.61, Beavercreek 1;32.76 and Lakota East 1;32.93 round out a pretty competitive 4x200 race. Again, Mason seems to be the top of the class, but Wayne and Centerville seem to be the teams to push them.
Surprising Fairborn is the top relay, going 3:24.10, just ahead of Mason at 3:24.60. Miamisburg has gone 3:27
30, Princeton has gone 3:27.59, Wayne has gone 3:29.51, Hilliard Davidson 3:29.66, St. Charles Prep 3;30.23, Fairmont 3:30.31 and Northmont 3;30.40 round out the top teams. Fairborn had a huge win at Dayton Relays, and look to carry that momentum here.
110 Meter Hurdles
Drake Thompson and DJ Hickman of Northmont return, as well as Lance Johnson of Middletown and Princeton’s Kevin Rainey.
However, Mason’s Asad Maiden owns a personal best of 14.56, Granville’s Hunter Rogerson has gone 14.85, Northmont’s DJ Hickman 15.14, Cody Lenfest of Granville 15.24, Sycamore’s John Voutto 15.45, Middletown Lance Johnson 15.50 and Zach Lynett of St Xavier round out the 110 hurdle races.
300 Meter Hurdles
Defending champion Lance Johnson of Middletown returns, as does Drake Thompson of Northmont who was 2nd last year. Mason’s Adam Court and Asad Maiden (pr of 39.58) were 6th and 8th respectively.
However, Cody Lenfest (39.14 pr) of Granville will look to dethrone Johnson. Also ones to watch will be Tyler Pavliga of Carroll 40.48, Kevin Rainey of Princeton 40.64, Alexander Mount of Lebanon 40.81, Zak Kruer of Miamisburg 41.06, Will Herriman of St. Charles Prep 41.20, Tyler Neff of Greenville 41.20, Zach Lynett of St. Xavier 41.25 and Connor Kirchens of Bellbrook 41.33 round out the hurdlers.
Wayne has the top time with the teams entered. They recently won the Dayton relays event, going 61.74. Northmont has gone 63.21, Lebanon has gone 63.88 while Springboro has gone 63.88. This looks like the Warriors are the top team in this event.
A must see showdown with several of the best distance runners in the state. Westerville North’s Jacob Dumford, Tipp City’s Sam Wharton and Grant Koch, Granville’s Tyler Otterstedt, Mason’s Tom Clark , Nick Grismer and Alex Notton, St. Xavier’s Alex Kuvin, Evan Stifel, Lakota East Matt Rice and Ben Call, Centervilles Josh Steible, Vandalia Butlers Jacob Brumfield and Andy Harden headline a stellar distance field.
800 Meter Run
Grant Koch of Tipp City was runner up last year. Garrett Morrison of Centerville (5th) andTyler Masthay of Lebanon (6th) also return.
But, Jacob Dumford is the one to watch in this race. Dumford owns a personal best of 1:51.15. Koch has gone 1:53.87, Michael Hall of St. Xavier has gone 1:54.65, Sam Wharton of Tipp City has gone 1:58.60, Tyler Oterstedt of Granville has gone 1;58.78, Mason’s Paul d’Hyver has gone 1:59.91, Princeton’s Brandon Mullins has gone 2:00.20, Stephen Sparks of Lancaster (pr of 1:53.88) round out an incredible field. The meet record of 1:53.99 held by Jeff See of Middletown in 2005 might be in danger.
ELITE 1600 Meter Run
Dumford is the defending champion. Butler’s Jacob Brumfield (4:19.05 pr)was third last year, followed by Koch (has gone 4:27.39) of Tipp, who was fourth. Hilliard Davidson Anthony Caviolo was 5th, Hardin( 4:28.70 pr) of Butler was 6th and Centerville Josh Stieble (4:26.01 converted) was 8th.
Dumford recently went 4:10.35 at the Eastern Relays. Mason’s Alex Notton has a pr of 4;19.14, Tipp’s Sam Wharton is schedule to run and owns a personal best of 4;20.01. Mason’s Tom Clark has gone 4:26.91, St. Xavier Michael Hall has gone 4:18.35, Troy’s Troy Schultz 4:28.61, and Ben Rath of Defiance 4:29.78 round out potentially 10 runners under 4:30. Dumford is the favorite and should challenge Chad Baylo of Sprinboro meet record of 4:13.20 set in 2006.
ELITE 3200 Meter Run
Jacob Grabowski is the defending champion and has gone 9:25.76. Alex Notton of Mason was second last year, and he’s gone 9;28.14. Kent Ford of Westerville was 3rd last year and owns a best of 9:24.53. Mason’s Tom Clark was 6th last year and owns a best of 9:17.22. Evan Stifel of St. Xavier (pr of 9:22.18) was 7th last year, while Garret Knapik of Hilliard Davidson was 8th.
Matt Rice of Lakota East has gone 9:29.45, and teammate ben Call has gone 9:31.88. With 6 of the 8 returnees back, this could wind up being a great battle in the elite race.
Distance Medley Relay 1200-400-800-1600
On day one, this is the first race of the day, and it could be the best race of the day. St. Xavier has the state’s best time in 10;21.81. Mason has gone 10:39.76, Centerville has gone 10:43.49, Westerville North has gone 10:43.49, Vandalia Butler has gone 10:43.49, Tipp City has gone 10:51.17, Lakota East has gone 10:56.44, Lancaster 10:56.92 and Lebanon has gone 10:58.92. In fact, of the top 18 teams in the state are competing in this event. The meet record of 10:35.87 set by St. Xavier in 2011 is definitely within reach for any of these teams.
Westerville North smashed the meet record last year (old record 7:59.58 set in 2004 by Middletown team that included Jeff See) by running 7:53.73. Well, Mason just went 7:59.02, Tipp City and Centerville have gone 8:10.40, Lancaster has gone 8:10.43, Vandalia Butler has gone 8:11.20 and St. Xavier has gone 8:15.64. What’s great is that anyone of these teams are capable of running a great time and competing with the Warriors of Westerville and Comets of Mason. With this race being the last race of the night on day one, expect some fast times.
Zak Kruer of Miamisburg is defending champ, clearing 14-6 last year. Mason’s Leslie Pill was 5th last year, clearing 14 feet. Michael Turpin of Lebanon was 8th, clearing 13-6. All return this year, but will be joined by Troy’s Nathan Fleischer (14-6), Fairmont’s David Kimbrell 14-0, Eaton’s Alan Sarver 14-0, Nate Herman of Lebanon 13-9, Andrew Koksal of Lancaster 13-6, Byron Spruill of Granville 13-6, Jordan Combs of Lakota East 13-0, Seth Wright of Eaton 13-0, Aaron Vaughn of Centerville 12-6, Mack Rose of Miami East 12-6, Brian Jasin of Centerville 12-6, Max McDonald 12-6 and Sebastian Desantiago Lakota West 12-6 round out an impressive field. That’s 11 over 13 feet.
Defending Champion Jalin Marshall of Middletown returns, owning a best of 6-8, Joe Mankoveck of Bishop Watterson returns, he placed 4th last year, and comes in as the number two jumper in the state, already clearing 6-8.25. Wayne’s Jordan Latimer owns a best of 6-5, Fairborn’s Malik Jacobs-Mason’s Asad Maiden of Mason-William nelson of Lakota West have all gone 6-4,
Middletown jumpers Lance Johnson and Jalin Marshall return, after taking 2nd and 3rd last year. Both are state qualfiers and Marshall was a state champion. Jordan Latimer of Wayne was 5th (pr of 22-10) and cJ’s Antwon Person was 6th last year(has gone22-6.5), Aaron Abbot of Lebanon was 7th last year, while Keith Beason of Centerville was 8th.
Airion Kosak of Butler has gone 21-4.5, Dante Jones of Lakota West has gone 21-2.5, Tyler Pavlga of Carroll has gone 21-0.5, , Ta’von Helvey of Middletown has gone 21-0, Devin Monroe of Lebanon has gone 20-11.25, Northmont’s Drew Hickman has gone 20-975, Mason’s Reece Pontious has gone 20-9.5, Graville’s Cody Lenfest has gone 20-7.5, Wayne’s Jesse Bray has gone 20-7, Kyle McKinney of CJ has gone 20-4, Trevor Brinkman of St. Xavier has gone 20-3.75, Princeton’s Allen Clay and Hilliard Davidson’s Damarcus Nelson has goen 20-3.5, Troy’s Miles Hibbler has gone 20-2.75, Centerville’s Ilyas Motley has gone 20-2, while his brother Xavior Motley and Jacob Ross of Hilliard Davidson have gone 20-0.25. That’s 23 jumpers over 20 feet!
Jordan Latmer of Wayne has the state’s best jump at 45-7 (owns a pr of 46-2). Latimer was runner-up last year. Drew Hickman (has gone 42-1) of Northmont was 4th, Aaron Abbot of Lebanon was 6th, Nnaemeka Anene of Butler was 7th and Cameron Belton was 8th, from Northmont.
Klye McKinney of CJ has gone 42-9.25, Sam Fintel and John Tollefson of Centerville have both gone 40-7.75, Wayne Aaron Harris has a pr of 40-4, Malik Mayo of West Carrolton has gone 40-4.75. That’s 9 kids over 40 feet in the triple jump.
Defending Champion Dylan Dyke return, and owns a best of 64-4.75 feet. He’s currently the number one thrower in the state right now. Lovell Peterson of Wayne placed 6th last year, while teammate Robert Landers was 8th. Colton Hale of Centerville made the finals and was 9th.
Peterson has gone 53-11 while Landers 54-10.5 this year. Todd Lewis of Sycamore has gone 56-7.5 inches, Trevor Mustard of Washington Courthouse has gone 54-6, Christan Herold of Lancaster has gone 53-6, Felix Moldonado of Mason has gone 51-1.25, Klye Trout of Lancaster has gone 50-4, as does Kevin Leichliter of Lebanon. That makes 10 guys over 50 feet.
Dylan Dyke of Waverly returns, after taking 2nd last year (owns pr of 175-1). Peterson (who owns a pr of 184-00) was third. Fairborn Carson Baker was 5th last year, followed by Tyler Anthony of Hilliard Davidson (7th) and Seth Overla of Troy (8th).
Chance Sorell of Middletown has gone 169-8, Lancaster’s Isaih Dexter has gone 169-6 while teammate Klye Trout has gone 154-11, Sycamore Todd Lewis has gone 150-2, Lancaster Austin Crist has gone 146-4, Tyler Anderson of Hilliard Davidson has gone 146-1, Alex Dalton of Troy has gone 145-7.
This could be one of the tightest discus competition we’ve had in a while.
Top returnees – Lovell Peterson of Wayne (owns personal best of 187-4), 2nd last year, Rob Landers of Wayne has thrown 172-5. Peteron and Landers have the 3rd and 4th best marks in the state.
Dylan Dyke of Waverly has the second best throw in the state with 196-5, James Eblen has gone 156-9 from Centerville, and Colton Hale and Tim Roop have gone 142 and 141-3 respectivley, both from Centerville, too.
In the boys competition, the team championship can go to any team. Last year, the Warriors of Wayne took top honors, followed by Mason and Centerville. Will any of these three have a shot of winning? Can Westerville North or St. Xavier challenge those teams.
The place to be on Thursday and Friday is in Huber Heights, hope to see you there for a great night of track and field.