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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.
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.”