Elks News · Boys/Girls Indoor Track Teams Perform Great at Indoor State Meet


The girls track team captured 2nd place at the state indoor track meet last weekend. Leading the way was State 800 meter champion, Alexa Jennings. Alexa raced to a new school record and the 9th fastest time in OHSAA indoor history! Isis Trotman was a double event placer. Isis was 2nd in the 20lb weight throw and 6th in the shot put. Isis set the school record at all 5 meets she competeted in this winter! The 4×400 team of Sara Bertles, Sophia Angelopolous, Victoria Angelopolous, and Alexa Jennings broke the school record and finished in 2nd place as well. Sami Holthaus set the school record in the triple jump and finished in 3rd place while Reshanna Simon placed 6th in the weight throw. Kelsey Kohls rounded out the scoring with a tremendous 5th place in the mile, with a time of 5:09.23. The 4×200 team of Bertles, S. Angelopolous, Kennedy Coker, and Stephanie Greer placed 9th but set the school record by 2 seconds, while Bri Blackmore placed 12th in the pole vault with a near seasons best vault of 10’6. This is the 2nd straight state runner up team finish for the girls program.

The boys track team captured a 2nd straight top 5 finish at the state indoor meet last Saturday with their 5th place finish, just 13 points from winning the title. Ilyaas Motley led the way with his 2nd place finish in the triple jump, establishing a new school record on his final jump. He also was 5th place in the long jump. The 4×200 team of Ryan Hale, Deion Goldsmith, Grant Harmon, and Chase Whitaker crushed the school record by 3 seconds on their way to a 3rd place finish. The 4×800 team of Jimmy Barton, Tyler Black, Brandon Steele, and Brad Maupin finished in 5th place while Barton came back to finish in 5th place in the 800 meters. Grant Harmon set s new school record with his 50.13 4th place finish in the 400 meters. James Eblen finished in 8th place in the weight throw. Grant Tinnerman, Caleb Anthony, Xavior Motley, Sahil Patell and the 4×400 team of Hale, Harmon, Tinnerman & Maupin all competed well.