OATCCC Indoor State Championship - D1 Girls Field Events Recap

           Madison Pollard is the winner of the 2017 Indoor State Championship Weight Throw event. 

The OATCCC Indoor State Championship was held in Akron on Saturday, March 4th and it brought Ohio's best track and field athletes to the Stile Athletics Field House on the campus of the University of Akron.

Below is a sample of some of the impressive performances that were demonstrated in the Girls D1 Field Events. 

Anthony Wayne High School's Madison Pollard won multiple state titles, as she captured first place in both the Weight Throw and Shot Put competitions. Pollard's Shot Put winning throw was 47-08.75 while her 57-06.00 launch in the Weight Throw event was over 10 feet further than the mark achieved by her closest competitor.  Pollard's Weight Throw result represents an Ohio #3 and a U.S. #9. 

           Madison Pollard of Anthony Wayne HS also won the state title in the Shot Put competition.  

           Anthony Wayne's Madison Pollard shown focusing on one of her powerful Shot Put throws. 

           Madison Pollard won the Weight Throw event with an Ohio #3 and U.S. #9 throw of 57-6. 

In Pole Vault action, Anna Watson of Olentangy Orange High School claimed the state championship with her 13-0 vault. This mark ties Watson's season's best and indoor P.R. and her 13-0 result places her in a tie for 9th place in the national rankings.  Siobhan Szerencsits of Olentangy finished runner-up with her U.S. tie for #12 jump of 12-9 while Geneva's Deidra Marrison came in 3rd place with her U.S. tie for #19 vault of 12-6. 

           Anna Watson, shown here in a different competition, took the Pole Vault win.  

           Geneva High School's Deidra Marrison finished 3rd overall in the Pole Vault event. 

           Deidra Marrison secured her 3rd place finish with a vault of 12-6 at the State Meet.  

Emilia Lesniak and Hope Purcell engaged in a spirited battle in the High Jump competition, as both girls finished with 5-8 marks. Lesniak of Strongsville High School edged Lancaster's Purcell for the state title.  These matching 5-8 results represent an Ohio tie for #2 and a U.S. tie for #11 for both Lesniak and Purcell.  Kelly McCafferty of Strongsville High School finished in 3rd place with her tie for Ohio #8 jump of 5-5.  

           Strongsville's Emilia Lesniak was the winner of the High Jump competition with a 5-8 result. 

          Emilia Lesniak showing excellent form and technique on her way to completing another jump.

          Lancaster High School's Hope Purcell finished a close 2nd in the High Jump event.

          Hope Purcell jumped 5-8 in Akron, which is an Ohio tie for #2 and a U.S. tie for #11. 

Congratulations to all of the girls field athletes who participated in the state championship meet; there were many memorable throwing and jumping performances observed.