Talawanda’s Kyra Koontz, shown winning the 100-meter hurdles April 16 in the Dale Plank Invitational in Oxford, has qualified for the Division I state track & field tournament in that event. RICK CASSANO/STAFF

STATE TRACK: Locals slated to compete at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium

The Ohio High School Athletic Association state track & field tournaments will be held Friday and Saturday at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium in Columbus.

The price of admission is $10 per day. Programs will be sold for $5, and heat sheets will be sold for $1 on Saturday.

Competition will begin each day at 9:30 a.m.

The following is a list of state qualifiers from the Journal-News coverage area and their events:



Long jump — Malcolm Rencher, Lakota West; DaShaun Simpkins, Fairfield

High jump — Shandon Morris, Middletown; DaShaun Simpkins, Fairfield

100 — Deyon Brown, Middletown; Julian Wagner, Lakota West

200 — Julian Wagner, Lakota West

400 — Justin Dwyer, Lakota East

400 relay — Lakota West (Riley Meek, Malcom Rencher, J.J. Ross, Julian Wagner)


High jump — Corey Morris, Madison

3,200 — Christian Leach, Monroe

3,200 relay — Badin (Aidan Drake, Simon Hoppa, Owen Mathews, Michael Rand)



High jump — Jada Bouyer, Lakota East; Jenna Hensley, Monroe

Long jump — Azariyah Bryant, Lakota East; Camiyah James, Lakota East

100 — Serena Clark, Lakota East; Kaylyn Heath, Lakota East

200 — Serena Clark, Lakota East; Kaylyn Heath, Lakota East

100 hurdles — Kyra Koontz, Talawanda

1,600 — Hope Erbach, Lebanon

3,200 — Faith Duncan, Lebanon

400 relay — Lakota East (Azariyah Bryant, Serena Clark, Kaylyn Heath, Dawn Hilton)

800 relay — Lakota East (Azariyah Bryant, Dawn Hilton, Camiyah James, Danni Stoughton)

1,600 relay – Lakota East (Leighton Heiner, Danni Stoughton, Heather Strauss, Joi Terry)


Pole vault — Alyssa Amburgey, Madison


Shot put — Natalie Watson, Edgewood

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