Warren G. Harding's Justice Richardson (on the right above) in the 2015 OATCCC 60m Finals doing battle with Abby Stiener of Dublin Coffman and Brittni Mason of West Geauga. Steiner won in 7.55, Mason was 2nd in 7.62 and Richardson 3rd in 7.63. At Youngstown State, Richardson ran a US #5 7.61. Mason was 2nd in 7.77. Richardson also won the 200 with a time of 25.24. Mason was 3rd in the 200 with a 25.73.
The big news of the day however, was that of Seneca Valley, PA's Michael Kolor. He doubled in the 1,600 and the 800m, running US #1's of 4:18.63 and 1:56.12. I'm not sure how his times will fare as the performances of other weekend meets get added, but but what a great early season double. Kolor, shown above in his 3rd place finish is the 2015 Spire Showcase.
Jacob Coates of JFK Warren has established himself as one of the fastest in the State in the 60 and 200 in this early season. He won the 60 at Youngstown State running a US #7 6.91. He was 4th last year in the D2/3 60 with a 6.99. He was 2nd in the D3 100m to his teamate Chad Zallow outdoors and won the D3 200, Shown above on the left with #2 to his left, Canton Central's John Colangelo and on his right, #3 Stiver's Tyler Johnson. Both return. JFK Warren's Chad Zallow won in a time of 6.90. Zallow has graduated, but Coates, Johnson and Colangelo all return.
The 400m at Youngstown State saw new Ohio #1, 2 and 3. It was won by Pickerington Central freshman Terry Simuel. Simuel ran an OH #1 50.98 beating the defending D2/3 Champion Tyler Johnson of Stiver. Johnson ran 51.21. Third was anothe freshman Justin Dwyer of Lakota East. Dwyer ran 52.00.