Steven McElroy Reflects On Successful Outdoor Season Opener

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Among the standout performers during Ohio's opening weekend of outdoor track and field action was Pickerington North senior Steven McElroy

McElroy, the OATCCC Division 1 200m state finale champion, launched his '21 spring campaign at the Hammond Relays, hosted by his school's cross-town rivals, the Pickerington Central Tigers

He lined up in a pair of contests, an open event and a team-based relay, and claimed victories in both. In the 100, McElroy clocked a state-leading 10.74 to hold off runner-up Troy Lane (10.81) from the host team and Gahanna Lincoln's Ronald Blackman (11.02).

During sprint medley competition, McElroy and his Panthers teammates crossed the line in 1:33.34 to outpace the second and third place clubs from Gahanna Lincoln (1:36.30) and Pickerington Central (1:37.85). 

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MileSplit Ohio reached out to the UC Bearcats signee for more context on his outdoor season debut showings. 

"I feel like the meet went well! It felt really good to be able to step into an environment that wasn't indoors. For it to be our first meet we had great weather and a decent amount of spectators."

"The 100 meter went well for me! I got out of the blocks pretty well and was able to turn over quickly and finish with an exceptional time." 

"My goal this year is to break the 100, 200, 400 meter records at my school. I would also like to take a few relays to states so me and my teammates can showcase our talents."

-- Steven McElroy 

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