'On This Day' ...
Right around this date last year, the 2019 outdoor season really began heating up. The Eastern Relays had taken place the week before and Wayne had just wrapped up their two-day Invitational, so individual leaderboards were stabilizing and teams across the state were setting themselves up for postseason action, which was just a few weeks away.
Our coverage stop on April 27th was at Thomas Worthington for the Gary Smith Invite, which played host to several athletes who would eventually go on to strike gold at the OHSAA State Championships a few months later.
Review below a rundown of state titlists who were in action that day, as well as additional meet content.
Event Winners from Gary Smith Invite & OHSAA State Meet ~
- 400 winner / Gary Smith Invite -- 49.12
- 400 winner / D1 State Meet -- 46.76
- 800 winner / Gary Smith Invite -- 1:57.08
- 800 winner / D1 State Meet -- 1:51.16
- 100 winner / Gary Smith Invite -- 12.27
- 100 winner / D2 State Meet -- 11.97
- 100H winner / Gary Smith Invite -- 14.74
- 100H winner / D1 State Meet -- 14.31 (14.28 in prelims)
Different line-ups at the two meets from the same school ~ Thomas Worthington
- 4x800 winner / Gary Smith Invite -- 9:59.61
- 4x800 winner / D1 State Meet -- 8:55.85