Division III Girls State Track: P-G relay, area individuals climb ladder in finals

By TED RADICK Staff Writer COLUMBUS — Ninth is not the spot to be at the OHSAA Division III girls state track and field championships. At the end of a race, it’s the first spot off the podium and all-Ohio honors that come with finishing in the top eight. At the...

Division II State Track: Knott returns from injury to medal

By TED RADICK Staff Writer COLUMBUS — Ottawa-Glandorf’s Melissa Knott wasn’t sure about much as track and field practice began back on March 7. Not sure about times and places, but whether she’d even be able to compete. Knott suffered multiple fractures in...

Division III Girls Track: Area relay, individuals move up to medal

By TED RADICK staff writer COLUMBUS — Ninth is not the spot to be at the OHSAA Division III girls state track and field championships. At the end of a race, it’s the first spot off the podium and all-Ohio honors that come with finishing in the top eight. At the...

Division II State Track: Knott bounces back from injury to place

By TED RADICK staff writer COLUMBUS — Ottawa-Glandorf’s Melissa Knott wasn’t sure about much as track and field practice began back on March 7. Not sure about times and places, but whether she’d even be able to compete. Knott suffered multiple fractures in...

OHSAA State Track: Two more state titles for McComb’s Leppelmeier

By TED RADICK Staff writer COLUMBUS — McComb’s Molly Leppelmeier came out of the shot put ring at Friday’s OHSAA track and field championships saying she had put together her most consistent stretch of throws. Turns out, she needed that consistency. Leppelmeier,...

OHSAA State Track: Ottoville’s Mangas denied a third HJ crown

By TED RADICK Staff Writer COLUMBUS — Brooke Mangas didn’t win a Division III high jump championship at Friday’s OHSAA track and field championships. Don’t feel bad for the Ottoville senior, though, because she wasn’t too downcast afterward....

OHSAA State Track: L-B 3,200 relay steps up to medal

By TED RADICK staff writer COLUMBUS — Liberty-Benton’s girls 3,200-meter relay placed higher the past two years than the Eagles did at Friday’s OHSAA DIvision II track championships. But considering the extenuating circumstances the L-B quartet has faced all...

Prep track: First time, long time

By TED RADICK Staff Writer VANLUE — Bethany Smith isn’t quite sure what to expect when she hits the track Friday morning at the OHSAA track and field championships in Columbus. One thing she’s sure of is she’s ready to give her best. The Vanlue sophomore...

Prep track: Leppelmeier looking to crack 50

By TED RADICK Staff Writer McComb’s Molly Leppelmeier, a Division III state champion in the shot put last year and newly crowned state record holder this spring, has a goal of a 50-foot throw before her prep career ends Friday at the OHSAA track and field championships at...

Division III Regional Track: BVC girls leap to state

By TED RADICK staff writer TIFFIN — Many times in track and field, rivals can become friends. At the very least, they become respected opponents. So, after a trio of Blanchard Valley Conference long jumpers finished 1-2-3 in the event at Friday’s Division III regional...