Elyria Senior Mateo Medina Nets State Team Title In Ohio

DAYTON -- As many may remember, we witnessed greatness take place during the 2023 OATCCC D2/3 Indoor State Meet when Juliette Laracuente-Huebner, a high school senior from Marengo Highland that year, pulled history and won a team title by herself, taking four out of four individual state titles.

This was something that many did not realize was possible, but then Laracuente-Huebner changed that thinking.

How about Round 2? 

On Saturday, roughly a year and a half later, it happened again at the OHSAA Outdoor State Track and Field Championships.

Elyria senior Mateo Medina went three-for-three in the 100m, 200m and 400m in Division I, claiming the "sprint triple-crown," with wind-legal times of 10.82, 21.67 and 45.88. 

Notably, despite a headwind down the homestretch in the 400m, Medina seemed unfazed as his 45.88 (U.S. No. 6), now sits him at Ohio No. 2 All-time in the event, along with now being one of only two Ohio natives that have dipped under that 46-second barrier.

Westerville Central graduate Justin Braun currently holds the state record at 45.65. 

Leading up this past weekend, the Arizona State University signing came into the state championships already under the spotlight, as he had set personal bests along with topping the Ohio rankings for all three events at OHSAA Division 1 Region 2 Championships in Port Clinton.

The Elyria senior has intentions on competing at New Balance Nationals Outdoors in the 200m/400m to end his high school campaign on an even higher note.

100m Dash

200m Dash

400m Dash

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