The start of the 2000m Steeplechase at the Washington Court House Invitational.
MileSplit Ohio was on site to take in the action at the recent Washington Court House Invitational in Washington Court House, Ohio. High level track and field action was demonstrated with many state ranked results being posted in the running, throwing and jumping events.
Kyleigh Edwards of Fairfield Christian Academy claimed the 1600m win with an Ohio #15 time of 5:10.95 and Unioto's Alex Evans took 2nd place with her Ohio #30 result of 5:17.01. Blanchester's Savannah Rhodes was the winner of the 3200m race with her time of 12:38.87.
Brielle Collier of Westerville South High School made her presence known at the Washington Court House Invitational as she picked up three wins. Collier won the 100m hurdles race (no time recorded), as well as the 300m hurdles event in an Ohio #12 time of 46.09. Brielle Collier also secured the victory in the Long Jump event with her 16-00.25 effort.
Washington-Court House teammates Megan Downing and Jaelyn Mason finished 1 - 2 in the Pole Vault event with Downing taking the win with her 9-00.00 jump. Mason was close behind in 2nd place with her matching vault of 9-00.00.
Megan Downing secured the Pole Vault win with her vault of 9-00.00.
Jaelyn Mason finished a close 2nd in the Pole Vault event with her jump of 9-00.00.
Dominique Long of Westerville South High School won the 100m in 11.13 and he took 2nd place in the 200m with his 22.50 result. Issac Naayers of Fairfield Christian Academy was the 200m winner with his Ohio #15 time of 22.37.
In 400m action, Cedarville's Devin Gruet tied the #16 mark in the state with his 50.30 winning effort and Brandon Underwood of Washington-Court House High School claimed the 800m win with his result of 2:05.71.
Unioto's Tucker Markko won the 1600m race in 4:44.86 and he was followed closely by 2nd place finisher Brendon McCormick of Rock Hill High School. McCormick recorded a finishing time of 4:46.23. Unioto's Isaiah West took the 3200m race win with his 10:27.28 finishing time.
Fairfield Christian Academy's Luke Kumler, Cedarville's Jonah Sheridan and Malachi Rispress of Westerville South High School put forth spirited efforts in their 2000m Steeplechase contest as these top three finishers were separated by only 3 seconds. Kumler took the race win in 7:06.04 and Sheridan took 2nd place in 7:07.77. Rispress rounded out the top 3 with his result of 7:09.40.
Luke Kumler won the highly competitive 2000m Steeplechase event with his 7:06.04 result.
Jonah Sheridan took 2nd place in the 2000m Steeplechase with his time of 7:07.77.
Malachi Rispress recorded a time of 7:09.40 to secure 3rd place in the 2000m Steeplechase.
In field action, Hillsboro's Austin Goolsby won the Pole Vault event with his vault of 15-07 and Issac Naayers of Fairfield Christian Academy took the High Jump win with his jump of 6-04. Goolsby was also the winner of the Long Jump competition with his jump of 21-00.75. Blanchester's Joey Holcumb won both the Shot Put and Discus events with his throws of 46-05.00 in the Shot Put and 137-03 in the Discus.
Austin Goolsby is the #1 ranked Pole Vault athlete in Ohio from a previous result this season.
Congratulations to all of the athletes who competed at the Washington Court House Invitational and thank you to Shawn Conlon for providing the pictures that were used in this recap.
Full results and additional photos can be found below:
Jacquelin Boadi finished 2nd in the Long Jump competition with her jump of 15-06.00.