• News File Photo Utica’s Grace Brubaker
  • Geoff Cowles/News The Centerburg 4x200 relay team of, from left, Seth Belt, Tyler Boales, Sterling Armstrong and Gabe Coffing display their medals after finishing in eighth place at the OHSAA Division III State Track and Field Championships in Columbus on Saturday.
  • Geoff Cowles/News Centerburg’s Tyler Boales runs in the boys 100-meter sprint in Wednesday’s preliminary event at the Division III Region 11 Track and Field Championships at Fairfield Union High School in Lancaster.
  • Bill Davis/News Centerburg’s Tyler Boales, left, and Gabe Coffing finish 1-2 in a 200-meter dash preliminary heat at the Fredericktown Invitational on Friday.

MOUNT VERNON — Centerburg junior Tyler Boales ran in two events at the OHSAA State Track and Field Championships earlier this month.

He was just one step away from making it four — which is the maximum for an athlete.

As one of the headliners for a relay team that reached state in two events, and for just missing on two solo races, Boales was named All-Area Boys Track Athlete of the Year by the sports writers of the Mount Vernon News.

The Trojans, led by Boales, were runners-up at regionals in the 4×100 and 4×200 relays. Boales also sent solo in the 200-meter sprint and placed fifth in the regional final, just 8/100 of a second shy of fourth place and a state berth. He also ran in the 100 and placed eighth.

At state, the Trojans reached the podium with an eighth-place finish in the 4×200, in a race in which every team was separated by about two seconds. They came in 11th in the 4×100 and failed to reach the finals.


Bill Davis: 740-397-5333 or bdavis@mountvernonnews.com and on Twitter, @mountvernonnews



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