Weekend Wrap Up: January 30-31

Official OATCCC Indoor Track and Field Championship Performance Lists are now available.  Click here to see the performance lists.

Kent State HS Open #1 - Complete Results

Eleven different Ohio #1 marks were set at this meet, proving just how fast this new track surface that Kent has put down really is.  And on the girls side alone, seven Ohio #1 marks were set.

Starting in the relays, Withrow's 4x200m team ran a time of 1:43.70 and in the 4x800 the girls from Solon ran a 10:14.08 to set the current state leading times in their respective events. 

Two top Ohio marks were also set in the field event.  Indian Valley senior, Kayla Caldwell, cleared 12'0" in the Pole Vault to tie for the ninth best vault in the nation, while Jalesha Jarmon, a senior from Withrow, went 39'6" (just a half inch shy of her PR set outdoors last year at the Nike meet) which is good enough for the 6th best jump in the nation.

In the one mile run, Jackson-Milton senior, Samantha Hamilton won the race by four seconds in a time of 5:18.48.

The girls meet MVP has to go to the future Nittany Lion, Mahagony Jones, a senior from Rhodes, was a double winner, taking home gold in both the 55m dash and the 400m dash.  Jones' time of 7.11 in the finals of the 55m dash ties her for the tenth best mark in the nation, while her 57.17 in the 400m is the ninth fastest time in the nation.

On the boys side, Dayton Dunbar was able to walk away from the meet with three different Ohio leading marks.  Dunbar now has the fastest times in both the 4x200m relay (1:31.87) and the 4x400m relay (3:27.65).  Senior Tyrone Burnley also set the best mark in the state by leaping 43'5" in the Triple Jump.

The final Ohio leading mark came from Solon senior, Jeremy Schiele, who ran a 4:31.88 in the mile run.

Bishop Hartley Indoor Invitational - Boys Results / Girls Results

Lyndon Anderson of Elyria clocked the fastest time in the 60m dash for the day by running a 6.98 in the prelims.

The male performance of the meet goes to sophomore vaulter Joey Uhle of Olentangy Liberty moved onto the US Top 10 list by clearing 15'6". 

Chillicothe senior, Curt Smith, the current Division II record holder in the Shot Put, won the shot copetition with a heave of 55'2.5".

On the girls side, Olentangy Liberty senior, Kelsey Couts, was a double winner by taking the gold in both the Long Jump (16'9") and the High Jump (5'8").  Couts now leads the rest of Ohio by four inches in the high jump, and is tied with four others for third place in the nation.

Alanna Dawkins, a sophomore from Franklin Heights, was also a double winner at the Bishop Hartley meet, winning both the 60m dash and the 400m dash (63.24).  Dawkins' time in the 60m of 7.90 is currently the second fastest time in the state.

Knoxville Track Club Invitational - Complete Results

Blake Heriot has been challenging himself with grea competition this past indoor season, running against college athletes at the Doug Raymond Open at Kent State University earlier in the season and now traveling to Knoxville for the prestigous Knoxville Track Club Invitational.  Herriot, a junior from Gahanna-Lincoln, who has run for the club team Pacesetters so far this indoor season, held his own in the 200m and 400m against some of the nations best athletes. 

In the 200m Herriot qualified to the finals by running a 22.10 (currently the 8th fastest time in the nation), and finished third in the finals in a time of 22.12.  In the 400m Herriot also finished third, right behind the the second and third ranked 400m runners in the country (Anthony and Andrew Hendrix, twins, from North Carolina), by clocking a blazing 48.86, which is currently the 6th fastest time in the nation.  Both of Herriots times in these two events are the best times by an Ohio athlete this year, but as of now Herriot will not be able to run at the Ohio Indoor State Meet because he was not representing his high school team when he ran these marks. 

Of note, Jordan Rispress, a senior from Hilliard Darby, finished 5th in the 400m dash in a time of 50.84.