2024 OHSAA State Championships - Division II Recap


The 2024 OHSAA Division II State Championships, held at Welcome Stadium at the University of Dayton, brought together Ohio's finest high school track and field athletes for a weekend of intense competition and outstanding achievements. As athletes from all corners of the state gathered, the stadium buzzed with anticipation and excitement. The event marked the pinnacle of a season of hard work, determination, and perseverance, with competitors pushing their limits and delivering unforgettable performances. From thrilling sprints to impressive field events, the 2024 State Championships celebrated the spirit of high school athletics and spotlighted the next generation of track and field stars.

Here we recap the top performances/performers for Division II. 


Morlock Defends His Throws Titles

Norwayne senior Dillon Morlock defended his shot put and discus titles from a year ago and capped off one of the best throws careers Ohio has ever seen. At the Division 2 State Championships, Morlock finished with throws of 69' 5.75" to win the shot put title by over ten feet; and 191' 6", winning by 18 feet exactly. 

This caps off a fantastic career that saw Morlock win four outdoor state titles, four indoor state titles, a New Balance Nationals Indoor and Outdoor shot put title, and many other huge wins in-between. Morlock graduates ranking tied for #2 all-time for the discus in Ohio and #3 all-time in the shot put. 


Hoeflich Ties Freshman Class Record

Clear Fork freshman, Davis Hoeflich, tied the Ohio state freshman boys class record in the high jump, with a huge jump of 6' 8" at the Division 2 State Championships. Hoeflich cleared attempts at heights of 6' 0" up to 6' 6", before clearing 6 '7" on three attempts and 6' 8" on two attempts. He finished in 2nd place behind Wyatt Sumser who reached a height of 6' 9". 

All-Time OH Boys HJ Freshmen Marks

Spr. Shawnee
Clear Fork
Buckeye Trail
Pick. North
Wester. Central
Mans. Christian

Hoeflich now ranks tied for first all-time in Ohio, ranks tied for 2nd in his class nationally this season and ranks tied for 29th in the freshmen boys class all-time for the high jump. 


Buchtel Girls Break D2 4x200m Relay Record

It was a record setting Saturday for the Buchtel girls team of DeVonnah Smith, Tianna Burton, Jada Davis, and Miniya Mitchell in the girls 4x200m relay, running a time of 1:39.01 to set a new Division 2 State Record and State Meet Record. They beat out the previous record of 1:39.37 from the 2012 Eastmoor Academy girls. Their time of 1:39.10 ranks #1 for Division 2 in Ohio and ranks #13 overall in state history. It was a stunning effort for a girls team that consisted of one senior, one sophomore and two freshmen. Might this group of girls underclassmen take the D2 record to new depths and potentially even challenge the state record in the future?


Cernansky Pushes His Way into the Top-Ten All-Time 

Marlington senior, Colin Cernansky, dominated the Division 2 boys 1600m, winning with a time of 4:07.53 that pushed him into the top-ten times all-time in Ohio state history. It was a big race for Cernansky, PRing by over 3 seconds from his Sectional time last week, to push himself from 46th on the all-time Ohio boys 1600m list all the way up to 10th all-time. Cernansky also won the boys 3200m title with a time of 9:13.17, a four second victory. 

All-Time Ohio Boys 1600m Times

1Dustin Horter4:03.40
2Ben Gabelman4:05.24
3Nathan Mountain4:05.54
4Joe Bistritz4:05.62
5Jeff See4:06.81
6Connor Ackley4:07.10
7Ryan Adams4:07.12
8Calvin Kilgallon4:07.26
9Cayden Dyer4:07.29
10Colin Cernansky4:07.53


Reaman Doubles Up with 800m/1600m Titles

Woodridge star senior, Reese Reaman, was the star of the distance events winning both the Division 2 800m and 1600m titles, winning what is nor four straight state titles in a row. She first ran the 1600m, winning with a time of 4:56.78, winning by 1.41 seconds. In the 800m, she ran a time of 2:10.44, winning by 1.83 seconds. Reaman with winning these two titles, avenged her narrow misses from last year when she finished 2nd in the 800m and 3rd in the 1600m at state. She has now won four straight state titles after winning the indoor 800m title this year and the D2 5K title this past cross country season. 


King is the Queen of the D2 Sprints

Toledo junior, Nyla King, was the queen of the sprints at the Division 2 State Championships, taking home the titles in the 100m and 200m, alongside a 2nd place finish in the 400m. In the 100m, she dominated with a time of 12.01, a 0.18 second victory for her second straight state 100m title. In the 200m, she won by over half a second with a time of 24.41, a huge 0.18 second PR. Finally in the 400m, she ran a new PR of 55.27, to narrowly lose by just 0.13 seconds to Jane Kennedy. 


Kyra Dominates for Double Sprint Titles

Brookville junior, Coy Hyre, thoroughly dominated the competition in the sprint events to cap off a season that saw him go undefeated in the 100m dash and win his last eight 200m races for a double sprint victory at state. In the 100m, Hyre dominated the competition with a time of 10.65 to Dawayne Golloway's time of 10.83. He bested that in the 200m, finishing with a time of 21.61, winning by over half a second to complete the dominant sprint double title. This marks his third state title of the year, after winning the D2/3 indoor 60m title in March. 


Woodrige Narrowly Wins Team Title

The Woodridge girls narrowly won the Division 2 team title, scoring 40 points to Gilmour Academy's 38 points. The Woodridge girls were led by Reese Reaman scoring 20 points individually with her 800m and 1600m titles, plus scoring another 16 points as a part of the relays. Other top performers were Marissa Boone who scored a combined 20 points and Eloise Willett who scored 16 points as a part of both relays. 

The title came down to the 4x400m relay at the end. Woodridge came in winning the team race 34 points to Gilmour Acadmey's 28 going into that race. Gilmour won the race, scoring 10 points to briefly take the team lead while they waited for Woodridge to finish. Woodridge was narrowly able to finish over Perkins and Fairfield Union in 3rd place, scoring those crucial extra points for the team victory. 

Woodridge Girls - Points Scorers

4x800mMarissa Boone, Lola Mullen, Eloise Willett, & Reese Reaman1st10
800mReese Reaman1st10
1600mReese Reaman1st10
800mMarissa Boone5th4
4x400mMarissa Boone, Eloise Willett, Amiyah Peryy, & Reese Reaman3rd6


Huron Boys Win the Team Title

The Huron boys won the boys team title 40 points to Glenville's 36, securing the team title behind a dominant effort fro just four boys. They were led by Beau Harkelroad to scored 16 points individually and was a part of both relays which placed 1st, scoring 20 points. Behind him, Joseph Schaeffer was a part of both relays and also scored 4 points in the 200m. Finally, Andrew Delaney and Austin Brunow rounded out the relay teams, to round out a dominatn group of four boys that led Huron to the team title. 

Huron Boys - Points Scorers

110m HurdlesBeau Harkelroad2nd8
4x200mAustin Brunow, Andrew Delaney, Joseph Schaeffer, & Beau Harkelroad1st10
4x100mAustin Brunow, Andrew Delaney, Joseph Schaeffer, & Beau Harkelroad1st10
300m HurdlesBeau Harkelroad2nd8
200mJoseph Schaeffer5th4