Ohioans Head To Chicago And Excel At Ted Haydon Classic

(The team from Fort Recovery spoke with MileSplit following their 4x200 winning effort) 

With no high school meets on last weekend's Ohio indoor track and field calendar, some of the state's athletes opted to head west for Illinois and compete at the Ted Haydon Holiday Classic, which was hosted by the University of Chicago

Representatives from Fort Recovery and Lakota East made their presence known in the Windy City, as they came home with a trio of event wins along with a number of other top 3 placements. 

It was an all-Ohio duel in the men's 200 with Robby LeFevre of Fort Recovery coming away with the victory in 23.12 and Lakota East's Justin Dwyer trailing close behind and securing runner-up honors in 23.33. 

LeFevre wasn't done there; the senior who recently committed to Fordham University led his 4x200 relay squad to first place with a strong early season time of 1:37.15.  In the 60m finals, Lefevre, who kept a busy schedule on the day, took third due to his 7.15 clocking and Lakota East junior, Rodney Heath went 7.21 to land in fourth position. In 400m action, the aforementioned Dwyer finished third in 51.37.  

Lakota East teammates Kaylyn Heath and Danni Stoughton both put up big performances at the Henry Crown Field House. Heath clocked 7.62 to come away with the 60m triumph and Stoughton collected a pair of second place results. The senior posted times of 25.89 in the 200 and 58.46 in the 400. The deep 400m field saw four athletes run under the 1 minute standard. 

Watch Kaylyn Heath claim the 60m finals win - 

Danni Stoughton debriefed about her 400m performance with the crew from MileSplit - 

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