Trojan sprinter Boales, distance runner Thatcher set for state meet


  • News file photo Centerburg distance runner Sarah Thatcher prepares to hand off the baton during a meet earlier this season. The Trojan junior will run in the 3,200-meter race Saturday at the Division III state meet in Columbus.
  • News file photo Centerburg’s Tyler Boales runs in the 100-meter dash at the regional meet recently. The senior will be running in the 100 and 200 races at the Division III state meet today at Ohio State University.


CENTERBURG — They couldn’t be much more different, but Centerburg High School’s Tyler Boales and Sarah Thatcher both have their sights set on the podium at the Division III OHSAA Track and Field Championships at Jesse Owens Stadium at Ohio State University this weekend.

Thatcher, a junior who stands at a little over five feet, will be running the 3,200-meter run. Her goal is to try to break 12 minutes. Boales, a 6-foot-1 senior sprinter, will attempt to break 11 — seconds, that is. After running the 100-meters in 11.01 seconds in the regionals at Lancaster last week, he feels he has a real shot at All-Ohio, and that’s not even his best event. He took first place in the 200-meter dash at regionals, and has a shot at getting on the podium twice.


Geoff Cowles: 740-397-5333 or and on Twitter, @mountvernonnews




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