(photos courtesy of Connie Roys, Victor Sailor of photorun.net, Jim Findlay, Maddie Morrow, and Mike Nie)
USA TODAY has announced its All-USA Track and Field Team and Ohio was well represented with three athletes on the girl's team and two on the boys. Athletes were divided up into five categories: sprints, distances, hurdles, jumps, and throws.
Taylor Burke - (Medina, University of Florida freshman) - Jumps: 2011 NBIN High Jump Champ, 3x Division 1 State High Jump Champ, High Jump State Record Holder, PR of 6'1.25"
Maddie Morrow - (Hoover, rising senior) - Jumps: 2011 NBON High Jump Champ, 2011 NBIN High Jump Runner Up, 2011 Division 1 Runner Up, 2011 Division 1 Indoor State Champ, PR of 5'11"
Kaila Barber - (Midpark, University of Notre Dame) - Hurdles: 2x Division 1 State 300m hurdles Champ, 2x Ohio Gatorade Track and Field Athlete of the Year, PR of 40.88 in the 300m hurdles
Jacob Blankenship - (Gahanna Lincoln, rising senior) - Jumps: 2011 NBON Pole Vault Champ, 2011 Division 1 State Pole Vault Champ, World Youth Championship Bronze Medalist, PR of 17'0.75"
Donovan Robertson - (Berea, rising senior) - Hurdles: 2x Division 1 State 300m Hurdles Champ, 2011 Division 1 110m Hurdles Champ, 2011 Ohio Gatorade Track and Field Athlete of hte Year, PR of 36.90 in the 300m hurdles