Demetri Keaton of Warrensville Heights High School made a statement in his outdoor season debut, as he captured victories in both the 100m and 200m races. Keaton posted times of 11.02 in the 100m and 22.90 in the 200m. Keaton's 100m time is an Ohio #3 while his 200m mark represents an Ohio #20. Demetri Keaton indicated that he has gained a great deal of confidence from his 60m winning effort at the D2 / D3 OATCCC Indoor State Championship. Keaton produced a time of 6.96 to claim the state title last month in Akron.
Demetri Keaton, shown here in the 200m prelims, took the 200m finals win in 22.90.
Demetri Keaton got his outdoor season off to a great start on Saturday in Mantua.
In the 110m hurdles event, Kevon Louis of Firestone High School recorded the win with his Ohio tie for #13 result of 15.37 and Jatise Garrison of Lakeview High School finished close behind in 2nd place with his Ohio #24 time of 15.58.
In 1600m action, Colin Gaines and Tyler Klouda separated themselves from the pack and worked together for much of the contest. In the end, it was Gaines of CVCA who pulled away on the bell lap to register the win in an Ohio #35 time of 4:34.76. Klouda of Garfield High School secured 2nd place with his finishing time of 4:39.62.
Colin Gaines was pleased to open his season with a win against strong competition.
The girls 1600m was a closely contested race as the top 3 finishers were separated by only 2 seconds. Korrine Spurlock of Roosevelt High School demonstrated an impressive kick over the last 100m to record the win in a time of 5:38.10. Alyssa Suto of Ravenna High School finished 2nd in 5:38.79 and Gabriella Salvini of Kenston High School rounded out the top 3 with her 5:40.26 effort.
The pack stayed together for much of the girls 1600m contest.
Korrine Spurlock separated herself from the lead group to win the 1600m race in 5:38.10.
In team relay competition, Kenston High School won the boys and the girls 4 x 800m races. The girls finished in 10:39.91 while the boys recorded a time of 8:40.37. The Kenston Bombers coach, Chris Ickes, indicated that he has high expectations for both relay teams this season and that he is very happy with their opening season wins in less than ideal weather conditions.
Kenston High School won the girls 4 x 800m relay in 10:39.91.
Kenston High School scored an emphatic win in their 1st 4 x 800m race of the season.
The members of the Kenston High School 4 x 800m relay team enjoying their victory.
Kenston High School won the boys 4 x 800m relay in a time of 8:40.37.
Members of the Kenston High School relay team celebrating their 4 x 800m win.
Thank you to meet director, Tyler Coia for welcoming MileSplit Ohio to cover the Don Faix Invitational and congratulations to all of the athletes who competed at Saturday's meet. Full results and additional pictures can be found below: