• Fred Main/News Centerburg’s Tyler Boales, right, screams as he crosses the finish line in the 100-meter dash at the Division III state track and field championships Saturday at Ohio State University. Boales finished third in the 100, then followed that with a runner-up spot in the 200.
  • Fred Main/News The Fredericktown 4x100-meter relay team was all smiles after receiving their medals for a fifth-place finish in the Division III state track and field championships, held Saturday at Ohio State. Members of the team are, from left, Zayde Zolman, Colton Riel, Alex Hamilton and Cole Davis.
  • Fred Main/News Centerburg’s Sarah Thatcher, right, runs alongside Hannah Soehnien of St. Thomas Aquinas during the 3,200-meter run at the Division III state track and field championships Saturday at Ohio State. Thatcher finished 16th in the state.


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Boales state runner-up in photo finish

COLUMBUS — The emotions poured from the soul of Centerburg’s Tyler Boales on Saturday.

From elation to disappointment, Boales ran through a gamut of emotions, all in the same amount of time it took the officials at the state track meet to figure out who had won the 200-meter dash state championship.

Boales ran the race of his lifetime at Ohio State’s Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium, and officials had to closely examine a photo finish between him and Youngstown Valley Christian’s Jamynk Jackson to find out who won.

In the end, it was determined Jackson won by .004 seconds, completing the 200 in 21.901 while Boales came in at 21.905.

Freddie relay teams set new standards in placing 3rd, 5th

COLUMBUS — The Fredericktown relay teams peaked at the perfect time.

The Freddies set school records in both the 4×100-meter and 4×400 relays Saturday during the Division III state track meet at Ohio State University’s Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.

That peak helped the Freddies climb higher than any other Fredericktown team, as they finished fifth and third, respectively, in the state.

“Coming from Fredericktown, that’s huge. Fredericktown hasn’t been to the state finals, I think, in like forever,” said relay team member Alex Hamilton. “This year has been very special.”

“To have a relay team in the finals, especially two of them, is incredible,” said Paden Spencer. “Getting third in the state, I’m very honored.”


Fred Main: 740-397-5333 or fmain@mountvernonnews.com and on Twitter, @mountvernonnews



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