OATCCC Indoor State Championship - D2 / D3 Boys Distance Report

           Chad Johnson ran away from the field on route to winning the 1600m state championship. 

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. 

Previous recap articles have focused on the field events and team relay competitions, so we will now review the boys D2 / D3 distance races.  

Max Starvaggi of Woodridge High School posted an impressive time of 1:56.39 to win the 800m state championship. Starvaggi's result represents an Ohio #5 and a P.R. for indoor competition.  Hardin Northern's Nicholas Bame claimed 2nd place in 1:56.87.  Bame, who will compete for Indiana State University next year, recorded a time of 1:55.29 earlier this season which ranks him 2nd in Ohio and 27th on the national list.    

           Woodridge's Max Starvaggi took the 800m state championship win in Akron.

Colonel Crawford's Chad Johnson scored a resounding victory in the 1600m competition, as his 4:14.05 performance was 4 seconds faster than his closest competitor. After calculating the 1 mile conversion results, Johnson's effort ranks him 4th in Ohio and 26th in the U.S.  

           Colonel Crawford's Chad Johnson won the 1600m race in an impressive time of 4:14.05.  

In 3200m action, Carroll's Mike Laughlin captured the state championship win with his 9:35.38 finishing time. Tyler Polman of Independence High School took 2nd in 9:43.59 and Matt Seas of Peebles High School finished in 3rd place with his 9:48.44 effort.   

           Carroll High School's Mike Laughlin won the 3200m competition in 9:35.38.  

Congratulations to all of the boys that participated in the distance events at the state championship meet! Complete results can be viewed here: