We have reached that special time of the year in the boys and girls track seasons where the kids and coaches get to show their stuff under the brightest lights. That’s right, it is time for the OHSAA State Championships at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium on the campus of The Ohio State University. As is typically the case, the Elks will be well represented on both the boys and girls sides.
The boys rallied late on Friday to tie Wayne for the Regional title, just the third one in the illustrious history of the CHS program.
Punching their tickets to the state meet for the boys were:
- Defending DI Long Jump State Champion Yariel Soto, who defended hios regional title with a jump of 22′ 10″ in a driving rain.
- The boys 4×200 relay team of Yariel Soto, Wyatt Kline, Corey Burnette and Cam Stevens who were regional champs in a new school record time of 1:27.17.
- Wyatt Kline who finished third in the 200 meters.
- The boys 4×100 relay team of Tywan Sims, Wyatt Kline, Corey Burnette and Cam Stevens who finished fourth in a time of :42.62.
- The boys 4×400 relay team of Yariel Soto, Alex Weller, Harrison Roebken and Cam Stevens who were regional champs in a time of 3:19.82.
- Jason Sneed, who finished as regional runner-up in the high jump with a leap of 6′ 8″.
- Defending DI Pole Vault State Champ Yariel Soto, who was regional runner up by clearing 14′. 6″.
Joining the boys in Columbus and representing the girls are:
- Emma Bucher, who was regional runner-up in the 1600 by breaking her own school record with a time of 4:48.75.
- Libby Roush, who will represent the Elks in both the discus and the shot put. Libby finished 3rd in the shot with a heave of 37′, 1″ and runner-up in the discus with a spectacular throw of 136′, 2″.
- Kerri Walsh, who earned a wild card in the 3,200 meter run with a time of 11:00.17.
For all other results from the Regional meets held last week, please visit http://live.finishtiming.com/#/results/meet/201900303.
The state meet gets underway Friday afternoon and concludes on Saturday at Ohio State. Let’s go, Elks! Time to represent! #EPND