Ohio Athletes Earn Four Post Season National Titles!

Michaela DeGenero won the NBNO Girls Mile in a time of 4:42.22.  Her time is an Ohio All-Time #2 for the Mile.  (photo Mary Ann Magnant)

Over the weekend Ohio athletes won four post season National titles.  Sr. Andrew Jordan of Watkins Memorial led a Brooks PR-2-Mile field that had 13 runners go under 9: winning in a time of 8:50.12,  Sylvania Southview Sr. Frank Hayes ran a 1:49.36 to win the NBNO's 800m, Withrow Jr. Albert Kalala won he High Jump with a jump of 6-10 1/4 and Granville Sr. Michaela DeGenero won the NBNO's Girl's Mile with Ohio an All Time #2 Girl's Mile of 4:42.22 and an Ohio All-Time #2 1,600c of 4:40.58. 

Andrew Jordan ran a 57 last 440 in winning the Brooks PR 2-Mile in 8:50.12.  (photo Imageofsport)

Watch Interview with Andrew Jordan  Watch Brooks Boy's 2-Mile

Watch the Interview with Michaela DeGenero

Watch the Interview with Frank Hayes

Joe Bistritz ran a 4:06.70 in placing 6th in the Adidas Boy's Dream Mile.  (photo Chuck Martin)

Ohio had some other great performances over the weekend in the Adidas Boy's Dream Mile and Girl's Dream 100 and at the NBNO. Chagrin Fall's Sr. Joe Bistritz was 6th in the Adidas Dream Mile with a 4:06.70 and Sr. Gavin Gaynor of Hudson was 8th with a 4:07.17.  Dublin Coffman So. Abby Steiner was 4th in the Adidas Girls Dream 100 running an 11.81.  Jr. Molly Leppelmeier placed in all three Girl's Weight events at the NBNO. 

Here's a look at our Ohio athletes with Top 10 NBNO performances in the championship events over the weekend.


India Johnson was 4th in a fast girl's 5000m.  She ran 16:53.78.  (photo Jeff Sides)

  • India Johnson Hilliard Davidson 4th Girls 5000m 16:53.78
  • Shoshana Isis Trotman Centerville 2nd Girl's Hammer 176-10
  • Brittany Aveni Geneva 4th Girl's 800m 2:07.03
  • Kylie Cutlip  Buckeye Trail 6th  Girl's 400mH 59.70
  • Ally Thompson Geneva 4th Girl's Pole Vault 13-04.50
  • Natalie Price Granville 10th Girl's 400m 54.40
  • Lily Bunse Mason 6th Girl's Pole Vault 13-00.75
  • Anna Watson Olentangy Orange 7th Girl's Pole Vault 12-08.75

Molly Leppelmeier placed in all three Girl's wight events at the NBNO.  (photo Jeff Sides)

  • Molly Leppelmeier McComb 6th Girl's Discus 147-04
  • Molly Leppelmeier McComb 7th Girl's Shot Put 46-7 1/4
  • Molly Leppelmeier McComb 7th Girl's Hammer 167-10


  • Zion Cross 9th Boys 100m 10.68
  • Caleb Anthony Centerville 7th Boy's 110mH 14.11
  • Dustin Horter Lakota East 10th Boys 2-Mile 9:22.16
  • Ben Ewert Beavercreek 7th Boy's 2K Steepelchase 6:06.05
  • Mitchell Poynter Tippecanoe 10th Boy's Mile 4:14.19
  • Steven Duricky Lake Catholic 9th Boy's 400mH 53.34

Nick Lane was 5th in the Boy's Hammer with a throw of 209-01.  (photo Jeff Sides)

  • Nick Lane Bowling Green 5th Boy's Hammer 209-01
  • Andrew Hallof  Canfield 7th Boy's Discus 183-9
  • Sam Meece Napoleon 9th Boy's Discus 180-7
  • Shae Watkins Arcadia 10th Boy's Discus 179-4

Christian Champen was 2nd in the Boy's PV with a vault of 16-4 1/2.  (photo Mary Ann Magnant)

  • Christian Champen Northmont 2nd Boy's Pole Vault 16-4 1/2
  • Robby Oswald Elder 5th Boy's Pole Vault 15-8 1/2


St. Ignatius's Tom Sullivan led off the Ignatius boys in the 4x1 Mile.  (photo Mary Ann Magnant)

  • St. Ignatius 4th Boys 4x 1 Mile 17:26.73
  • Dublin Coffman 6th Boys 4x800 7:42.57
  • Withrow Girl's 4x200 6th 1:39.52