The second day of the Ohio State Track Meet always presents some surprises and today was no different. Athletes who were favored to place did not and others seemingly came out of no where to claim All-Ohio honors.
Coming into the second day Kaylee Antill of Tri-Valley was a strong favorite to earn All-Ohio honors for the second straight year, but the sophmore truly shined bright after a rough start. Antill’s first throw in the Division I discus throw rattled off the cage for a foul, but in her second throw she found her grove and her release and fired a throw of 148 ft 04inches which was good enough to place her second in the state. A huge accomplishment for Antill in just her sophomore season.
One of the biggest story lines going into today was Haley Gregory of John Glenn. She entered the finals with the third fastest time in the 100 hurdles and the fastest in the 300 hurdles, but things didn’t work out the way anyone planned. Gregory apparently was suffering from plantar fasciitis in her left foot and the injury started to show up after yesterday’s qualifying heats. The junior was unable to overcome the injury and in the 100 hurdles she finished ninth and fell to the ground in tears because of her disappointment with the injury. She said that she wasn’t a quitter so she gutted out the 300 hurdles also coming in ninth place and missing out on the medal stand.
Day two is also a chance for the distance runners to show off what they can do and one of the MVL’s best Lauren Paul did just that in the 1600 meter run. Paul who won the event at the MVL meet was able to run to a third place finish in the race and garner her All-Ohio honors. Her other race the 800 meter run didn’t go as well and she was unable to get to the podium.
It wasn’t just the ladies who shined today either at Jesse Owens Stadium. Colin Prouty of Tri-Valley was able to set a school record for the Scotties with a toss of 176 feet 02inches and that throw allowed him to finish fifth in the state, and it was good enough to get him All-Ohio honors.
In Division II Sheridan’s Matt Bromley got a chance to show off his skills in the 3200 run and the MVL champion did not disappoint. Bromley ran his way to a fifth place finish and set a school record in the process. That perfromance put him on the medal stand as an All-Ohioian.
The second day of the state meet also marked the chance for the wheelchair events and participants to shine. Sheridan’s Zack Hanf won the shot put and set a state record in the process. Tri-Valley’s Kaleb Davis also participated in the events and was able to finish fifth in the shot put. There results are also listed in the link provided.
For complete results click on the link to see where your favorite area athlete finished.