Central Ohio Fares Well In Track & Field Championships
It was quite a success weekend for athletes from central Ohio at the OHSAA Track & Field Championships. The Reynoldsburg girls track team continued their impressive run as champs by capturing a fourth-straight Division I state championship. There were plenty of stars in the victory; Destinee Gause won both the 100 and 200 meter dash, the 4x100 and 4x200 meter relay teams each won and Faith Washington won the 300 meter hurdles.
Columbus Academy's boys won the Division III boys state title. Jack Lint (300 meter hurdles) and Jon Michael Hilshe (800 meter run) both registerd individual titles.
Here is a complete list of the individual champions from central Ohio:
OHSAA Track & Field Individual State Champions (Division I): Girls 100 Meter Hurdles - Asia Bange (Walnut Ridge); Girls 100 & 200 Meter Dash - Destinee Gause (Reynoldsburg); Girls 4x200 Meter Relay - Dublin Scioto; Boys 4x200 & 4x400 Meter Relay - Thomas Worthington; Boys Discus Throw - Grant Cartwright (Olentangy Liberty); Boys Shot Put - Coy Blair (Logan); Girls Discus Throw - Katelyn Daniels (Olentangy Orange); Boys Pole Vault - Jake Blankenship (Gahanna Lincoln); Boys 800 & 1600 Meter Run - Brannon Kidder(Lancaster); Girls 4x100 & 4x400 Meter Relay - Reynoldsburg; Girls 400 Meter Dash - Karrington Winters (New Albany); Girls 300 Meter Hurdles - Faith Washington (Reynoldsburg); Boys 4x800 Meter Relay - Lancaster
OHSAA Track & Field Individual State Champions (Division II): Girls 100 Meter & 400 Meter Dash - Aaliyah Barnes (Eastmoor); Girls 4x200 Meter Relay - Eastmoor Academy; Girls 200 Meter Dash - Cheyanne Carter (Eastmoor); Boys High Jump - Joe Mankovecky (Bishop Watterson)
OHSAA Track & Field Individual State Champions (Division III): Girls Long Jump - Timia Easley (Columbus Intl); Boys 300 Meter Hurdles - Jack Lint (Columbus Academy); Boys 800 Meter Run - Jon Michael Hilshe (Columbus Academy); Boys 4x800 Meter Relay - Columbus Academy