Weekend Wrap Up: March 7th & 8th

Buckeye High School Last Chance Qualifier - Complete Results

The best girls mark of the meet came from Harrison senior Brittany Wilson who captured a new Ohio #1 mark by heaving the 4k shot put 41'10.25".

While the best performance on the girls side came from sophomore Michelle Thomas of Glen Este, who won both the one mile run (5:12.32) and the 3200m run (11:22.24).

Another girls double winner was Brittany Cheese, a senior from Hilliard Davidson, who took home golds in the 60m hurdles (8.99) and the long jump (17'7.5).

The most impressive mark came on the guys side of the meet in the pole vault, where sophomore stud Joey Uhle of Olentangy Liberty cleared 15'9".  Joey's mark improved on his previous best mark by three inches.  Joey's jump puts him easily at the top of the Ohio performance lists, but also ranks him sixth in the nation.

Another Ohio #1 mark was set at this meet on the boys side.  Senior Julian Meyer of Revere ran the one mile run in a time of 4:27.72.

Kent State High School Open - Boys Results / Girls Results

Both the girls and the boys meets had fantastic marks this weekend.  As it has been advertised, this truly is a fast track and quite possibly the fastest indoor track in the state.

Just how fast is this track at Kent State?  Well an easy way to put it is that seven of the top ten marks in the state for the girls 400m were set at this meet.  Leading the way in the fast 400m times was Penn State bound and current Rhodes senior Mahagony Jones who ran a blazing 55.81 which currently leads the state and is the sixth fastest time in the nation.

In the 60m hurdles, Amber Smith, a junior from Collinwood took home the gold and set a new Ohio #1 mark  by finishing in a time of 8.90 seconds.  Smith also finished second in the long jump (17'5") while her teamate Erin Busbee, a junior, won the event by going 18'5".  Busbee also won the triple jump with a leap of 37'5".

Another junior, Madeline Chambers of Magnificat, also ran a new state leading time in the one mile run.  Chambers time of 5:05.85 converts to a 5:04.08 1600m, another state leading time. 

Anna Knapski, a senior from Canton South was a double winner in the throws.  Knapski improved her mark in the weight throw to 44'9" and also won the shot with a toss of 37'8".

In the relays, two new Ohio #1 marks were ran.  Warrensville Heights' 4x400m relay team was the second ohio team to break the four minute mark (Collinwood did it at the Akron Rubber City Open) by running a state leading time of 3:56.22.  Magnificat ran a new Ohio #1 mark in the 4x800m relay by crossing the finish line in a time of 9:49.68.

On Sunday, the guys took the track and had some impressive marks of their own.  Liberty senior Fitzgerald Toussaint ran a blazing time in the 60m by going 6.89 to win the event and take the lead in the state in 60m dash.

The 4x200m and 4x400m relay teams from Trotwood-Madison set new Ohio #1 marks in both races.  Trotwood's 4x200m relay team ran a state leading time of 1:29.76, while the 4x400m relay team improved on their state leading time by going 3:17.05 on Sunday.

Findlay High School Invite II - Div. 1 Results / Div. 2/3 Results

The big winner of the day was Woodmore senior Erin Pendleton, who won both the shot put and the weight throw.  In the weight throw, Pendleton's toss of 52'0" moves her into first place on the state leaderboards and into eighth place on the national leaderboards.  Pendleton throw in the shot of 41'5.5 inches is the second best throw in state in and the best by a division 2 or division 3 athlete.

The other female double winner was Ksenia Kriatchkova, a senior from Sylvania Southview, who won both the long jump (16'3.75") and the triple jump (32'3.5").

Dailyn Moore, a senior from Sandusky, set a new Ohio #1 mark in the 55m hurdles by running a 7.45.  Moore's time also converts to the fastest 60m hurdle time in the state at 8.13 seconds, which is .02 seconds faster than he has actually has ran in the 60m hurdles.

Junior Justin Welch of Eastwood was the only double winner on the guys side.  Welch continued his dominance in the weight throw by winning the event with a heave of 73'8", just two inches off his best mark.  In the shot put, Welch's toss of 59'9" was also good for a gold.