Maplewood freshman Caleigh Richards stands on the rostrum after profitable the Division III 3200 run on the state meet on Saturday. She additionally received the Division III state title in cross nation final fall.
COLUMBUS — Two Trumbull County athletes achieved uncommon double feats on Saturday throughout their respective state observe meets.
Niles senior Chante Clinkscale received state titles within the women 100- and 200-meter dashes within the Division II meet held at Pickerington North. In the meantime, 25 miles and 31 minutes away at Westerville North, Maplewood freshman Caleigh Richards received the Division III women 3200 to present her a season sweep after profitable the state cross nation crown final fall.
Clinkscale completed the 100 in 11.86 seconds and the 200 in 24.3.
“My objective coming in was to win each,” mentioned Clinkscale, who will take her abilities to the College of Dayton on a scholarship. “I received the 60 and 200 within the indoor state meet, so I had confidence I might do that. However you possibly can’t put something into an image body till the job is completed.
“This implies rather a lot to me, our coaches and to Niles. The final time we had a women state champion was within the Eighties. I hope this places Niles again on the map.”
Clinkscale was eighth within the 100 at state as a sophomore.
“This was the primary time she ran the 200 at state,” coach Alan Caldwell mentioned. “She ran a marvel 100, almost excellent, and that set her up for the 200. We discovered a method after the prelims when she didn’t see (Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary’s Kya Epps) come up on her, and it labored simply as we thought.
“I’m so, so happy with her and I believe Niles is, too. It’s been over 20 years since we had a champion and he or she did it twice right this moment.”
Richards received in 11:07.23.
“I knew coming into to it that I had a shot primarily based on the occasions statewide, and I’ve some confidence after final fall,” Richards mentioned. ” However that doesn’t imply an excessive amount of given the quantity of nice rivals right here. It could possibly be anyone’s day.
“I simply wished to verify I didn’t have a nasty day. It was superior. I simply pushed to the very finish. Whoever went out, except they went out entrance loopy laborious, I used to be going to stay with them.”
Richards grew to become the primary Maplewood women observe athlete to win a state championship.
“It’s an honor to have the ability to win right this moment as a result of I do know we’ve by no means had a lady win a state observe title,” she mentioned. “It’s fairly humbling and thrilling to be the primary.”
The Mahoning Valley received six state championships on Saturday. In Division III, McDonald junior Ryan Henry received the boys discus (170 toes, 2 inches) and Valley Christian’s 4×100 relay received in 42.86. Within the Division I meet at Hilliard Darby, Canfield junior Nick Plant received the 800 in 1:49.79.
Kennedy senior Jesse Likens was runner-up within the Division III boys 100 with an 11.28 to observe solely Dalton’s Ozzie Miller (11.20). Likens competed within the 100 and 200 at state as a sophomore and didn’t place.
“That’s one thing you dream of your complete life, competing within the state championship meet within the finals,” Likens mentioned. “And it comes and goes that fast. It’s so quick, it’s loopy. I used to be nicely ready and I ran my greatest race I might right this moment and I bought what I bought. You’ll be able to’t be upset about (ending second) once you put the work in and do the very best you possibly can.”
Additionally inserting second had been Girard junior Ricky Marsico within the Division II boys 800 (1:55.36) and Fitch senior Nate Leskovac within the Division I boys excessive leap (6-6).
Marsico was second behind Woodridge’s Zayd Elkurd (1:55.23) and Dover’s Joey Farthing edged Leskovac with a 6-7.
“Nate is fairly disenchanted as a result of clearly his objective was to win all of it,” Fitch coach Seth Steiner mentioned. “He was the chief going into the finals after bouncing again from a sluggish begin. He’s resilient and he bounced again nice. He made 6-6 on his first try to (Farthing) made it on his final strive. However (Farthing) made 6-7 on his second try to Nate by no means made that. He’s upset as a result of his PR is 6-8, so the title was attainable for him.”
Different women who positioned included Girard sophomore Sieasia Triplett within the 200 (sixth, 25.85) and within the 100 (seventh, 12.61) in Division II, Champion senior Kaylee Gania within the Division II lengthy leap (sixth, 17-3 1/4) and Howland sophomore Courtney Clark within the Division I shot put (sixth, 41-3).
Clark, who has a PR of 41-9, was the highest-placing underclassmen within the subject.
“My major objective was to get on the rostrum,” she mentioned. “I didn’t wish to set the bar larger and be disenchanted. My greatest throw was on level and I got here smiling again to my coach. Now I’m going to verify I get within the weight room rather a lot and see what I can do subsequent yr.”
Different space boys inserting had been Garfield junior Ryan Stoller within the Division II 110 hurdles (sixth, 15.40) and Mineral Ridge seniors Randall Miller within the 110 hurdles (sixth, 15.53) and Nathan Kurjan within the 3,200 (seventh, 10:03.13) in Division III.
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