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Jacob Blankenship Clears 17-1 for New State Record in the Pole Vault May 18, 2012

Jacob Blankenship set the OHSAA All-Division record in the Pole Vault by clearing a height of 17-1 (OH #1,US #3) Thursday night at the Division 1 Central District Meet at Hilliard Darby.  Blankenship's vault bests the previous state record of 17-0 that he and Joey Uhle (Olentangy Liberty) both set last year.  Blankenship has a personal best vault of 17-6.5 that he set during an indoor competion at Oberlin this year.

2012 Rod Russel Mason Invitational Preveiw Chip Dobson May 1, 2012

Much of this meet obviously depends on who runs what.... but regardless, this meet will be loaded, and some great battles will no doubt occur. In the 110 Hurdles, the matchup between Asad Maiden of Mason vs. Joey Wilkin of Westerville North and the ever-improving Leonard Staten of Wayne should be a great start. The 300s should also be fun with 8 athletes coming to the meet all under 41, and a few under 40.

2012 Wayne Invitational Preview Michael Fernandez Apr 22, 2012

With 41 schools and 17 conferences represented, the Wayne Invitational will have interest piqued across the state.  The meet has grown to one of the premeir events to showcase talented teams and individuals in Southwestern Ohio as well as across the state.  This meet will be a true balance of sprints, hurdles, distance and field events.  The team championship is truly up for grabs, for both boys and girls.

Blankenship Sets New Ohio Indoor Pole Vault Record at Reno Pole Vault Summit - With Video Jan 21, 2012

Jake Blankenship set a new Ohio Record and Personal Best on his way to winning the High School portion of the 2012 National Pole Vault Summit in Reno, Nevada with a clearence of 17-4.5.  Jake's mark tops his previous best performance at New Balance Outdoor Nationals where he cleared 17-0.75 on his way to winning the National Championship.   It has been reported that Blankenship had solid attempts at 17-10, which would have been a National High School Indoor Record.

Gahanna's Jake Blankenship has 18' in Sight! Mark Stonecipher Jan 9, 2012

Jake Blankenship, a Senior at Gahanna Lincoln, is Ohio’s 2011 State D1 Pole Vault Champion and the all-time Ohio outdoor record holder with a vault of 17-0.75” (5.2) at the 2011 New Balance Outdoor Nationals.  He is not only the top vaulter in Ohio, but is the nation’s #2 indoor and outdoor ranked returning vaulter. He believes that anything is possible with hard work, dedication and support. His goals this year are ambitious.  He wants to capture the National HS Indoor and Outdoor Records.  Indoors -  5.48m (17'10").  Outdoors -   5.60m (18'4"). It’s going to just take a lot of dedication, support and hard work.  (Photo Coutresy of

USA TODAY All-USA Track and Field Teams Announced Aug 15, 2011

USA TODAY has announced its All-USA Track and Field Team and Florida was well represented with three athletes on the girl's team and six on the boys. Athletes were divided up into five categories: sprints, distances, hurdles, jumps, and throws.   In all, five Ohio athletes were selected to the USA TODAY All-USA Team.  All athletes from Ohio were from the Jumps and Hurdles categories.  Three females, Taylor Burke of Medina, Maddie Morrow of Hoover as well as Kaila Barber of Midpark were selected to the All-USA Team.  On the guys side, to-be seniors Jacob Blankenship of Gahanna Lincoln and Berea's Donovan Robertson were selected.

Ohio Pole Vault History! Mark Stonecipher May 24, 2011

Last Saturday the Ohio weather finally cooperated and at the Hilliard Districts, three of Ohio's and three of the nations best HS Pole vaulters got to go head to head.  Joey Uhle, a Senior from Olentangy Liberty, who holds Ohio's indoor record with a vault of 17'3", was the first High School vaulter in Ohio to go over the 17' mark and now holds the Ohio outdoor record with a 17' vault at Districts,  Jake Blankenship, a Junior from Gahanna Lincoln, who just last week set a new Ohio outdoor vault record clearing16'10" and Chris Uhle, Joey's twin brother, who until the last two weeks held the State record of 16'9" that he had set at last years State Championships.

US Top 10 Performances in Bulk at the UK HS Invitational David St. Louis Feb 20, 2010

It was a big day at the University of Kentucky’s Nutter Fieldhouse and it had nothing to do with the ‘Cats match-up against Vanderbilt. Track and field was the main focus in this impressive facility and the results of todays meet showed why some of the best athletes in the country continue to come back to this meet. 

Week In Review: Snow Storm Stymies Some Feb 7, 2010

A quick but terribly timed snow storm stymied some teams and athletes chance's of competing this weekend while others made the cold and dangerous trek to compete this weekend.

2010 College Signings - Why They Chose Their Schools Feb 5, 2010

College signings are always interesting to see, but everybody wonders why one athlete chose one schol and why another athlete chose a different school.  Inside you will find out why certain athletes chose the school that they did in their own words.  This article will be updated throughout February as more responses are returned.  

Week In Review: Foot Locker Nationals Dec 12, 2009

This week marks the end of the Cross Country season as the final national meet of the year, Foot Locker Nationals, took place at Balboa Park in San Diego.  Ohio's lone representative was Colby Alexander of Strongsville.

Weekend Wrap Up: March 13 - 15 Mar 13, 2009

National meets and the last in-state qualifier for the OATCCC Ohio Indoor State Championship Meet are in store for this edition of the weekend wrap up.  Ohio seemed to have a minimal amount of entries in the national meets, but there were still some top notch athletes trying to make their mark on the national scene.

Weekend Wrap Up: Feb. 21-22 Feb 22, 2009

With one month to go until the OATCCC Indoor State meet, many student athletes put up some great times and marks.  A total of 30 new Ohio #1 marks were set this weekend, with 25 of those marks being OATCCC Indoor State Meet events.

Weekend Wrap Up: January 30-31 Feb 3, 2009

Kent State finally got to show off their new track at a high school meet and the competition proved that it was a fast track by setting eleven different Ohio leading marks.  Performance Lists now available

Weekend Wrap-Up: January 23-25 Jan 26, 2009

Fast times, new state leaders and US top 10 performances were all over the Ohio High School Indoor Track and Field scene this past weekend.  Ohio State, Akron, Findlay and Marietta all provided exciting meets and terrific marks for this early in the season.

Weekend Recap February 3rd 2008 Feb 3, 2008

This past weekend saw fast times out of Kent State, with Kendall Gregory (Strongsville) rolling to a #1 US time in the 400m and Jared Hall (Cleveland Heights) cruising to the US #2 spot in the 800m. The Case Western HS Meet saw a US #3 performance in Emily Infeld's 1600m run. Athletes throughout the state improved their performances before the first release of the OATCCC performance list, which is used in qualifying for the OATCCC Indoor State Championship. The Kent State HS Meet #2 garnered national attention because of the amazing performances, see the full story here.

Weekend Wrap Up Jan 19th & 20th Jan 20, 2008

It was the first busy weekend for Ohio Indoor Track and Field with seven different meets taking to the track to heat up the competition for qualifying to the state meet. Many great performances were ran, jump and thrown this weekend. Click on the title to read about each meet.