DELAWARE — Team Ohio claimed both the women’s and men’s team trophies at the 2015 Midwest Meet of Champions held last Saturday at Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware. The event featured some of the top senior track and field athletes from Ohio, Michigan and Indiana.
The Team Ohio women’s squad outscored Michigan 193-164 to earn the team trophy. Indiana placed third with 87 points.
In the men’s meet, Team Ohio tallied 224 points, while Michigan finished with 130 and Indiana scored 119.
Michaela Slone from Galion High School competed for Team Ohio in both the 4×100-meter relay and 100-meter dash. She teamed with Allison Mayfield-Brown, Carmen D’Ippolito and Jenea Adams to win the 4×100 relay. They posted a time of 47.43 seconds.
Michigan placed second with a time of 48.11 seconds. Indiana finished third with a time of 48.32 seconds.
Slone along with Mayfield-Brown, from Meadowdale High School, and Adams, from Cle. St. Joseph Academy, were all 2015 OHSAA state meet qualifiers. D’Ippolito, from Grove City High School, was a regional qualifier this season.
Slone placed seventh in the 100-meter dash, posting a time of 12.75 seconds. Team Ohio’s Simone Green from Akron Buchtel won the race with a time of 12.24 seconds.
Slone represented Galion at two OHSAA state track and field meets and helped the Lady Tigers win the 4×100-meter relay state championship in 2014. Slone and Galion teammates Clair Erlsten, Alasha Williams and Sydney Hunt finished as state runners-up in the 4×100 relay finals in 2015.
This fall, Slone will be attending Heidelberg University in Tiffin, Ohio, where she plans to major in health science and compete in track and field and cross country.
“I’m going to be training with the cross country team for indoor and outdoor track season,” she said. “I’ve already met a great bunch of people there. The coaches are awesome. The runners are awesome. I love it there so far.”