COLUMBUS — Area athletes left their mark at the OHSAA State Track and Field Championships last week. Colonel Crawford saw athletes climb the podium at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium on the Ohio State University’s campus. Athletes from all around the state battled the tough heat at the biggest stage.
Eagles junior Trevor Vogt raced his way to a fourth-place finish in the 300 meter hurdles event. Vogt ran a 39.27, which was not far off first place finisher Kellen Schlagbaum, who ran a 38.60. The top five runners in the event were all within a second of each other.
Lady Eagles sophomore Gabby Roston’s height of 11-4 in the pole vault made her an All-Ohio recipient and gave her third place in the event. Junior Niyah Shipman cleared the 5-3 mark in the high jump toe secure fourth place. The high jump winner was Macy Miller of Fairbanks (5-5). Junior Cecelia Chase’s time of 5:06.10 was good for fifth place in the 1600 meter run
Colonel Crawford girls’ 4×100 relay team made up of Ayla McKibben, Mira Holt, Hailey Slagle, and Reagan Ritzhaupt made All-Ohio by finishing in fifth-place (50.42).
Reagan Ritzhaupt, Rylee Ritzhaupt, Roston, and Holt finished fifth in the 4×400 relay with a time of 4:02.40 to give the Lady Eagles a second relay team on the podium.
As a team, the Colonel Crawford girls placed 10th overall (23). Elmore Woodward was the team champions (37) by edging out Norwayne (34).