Robertson, Blankenship shine in Ohio

Coverage of the OATCCC Indoor Track and Field Championships

Sat., March 17, 2012 -- Stile Fieldhouse, U of Akron., Akron, Ohio

Division I Elites | Division II/III Elites


  • B-60H: Donovan Robertson (Berea) broke the Ohio indoor state meet record by running 7.67 seconds in the prelims. In the finals he was a little bit slower, clocking 7.88 seconds, still won by three-tenths of a second. Robertson, who set the USR at 7.57 in Seattle, also won New Balance Nationals with 7.70 in the finals.

  • B-PV: Jacob Blankenship (Gahanna Lincoln) matched his best clearance of the season, making 17-6.50 to break the meet record. Blankenship is the indoor national champion, having topped a great a field in NYC.

  • B-200: In the race of the day, junior Anthony Young (St. Edward) and junior Shelton Gibson (Cleveland Heights) both ran under the state meet record. Young won a photo finish, 21.34 seconds to 21.35.

  • G-200: Destinee Gause (Reynoldsburg) broke the state meet record, running 23.95 seconds in the final.

  • B-800/1,600: Brannon Kidder (Lancaster) swept the mid-distance events with a fine 1:55.71/4:15.69 double.

  • B-4x200 relay: Cleveland Heights ran 1:28.28 to come within .16 seconds of the meet record.

  • B-3,200: Tsehaye Hiluf (Reynoldsburg) smashed the state meet record, winning in 9:07.51.

  • G-HJ: Maddie Morrow (Hoover) cleared 5-10 for the win, one inch lower than the meet record she set in 2011.

  • B-SP: Logan's Coy Blair threw 64-10 on his first attempt -- a meet record -- and then fouled on his five remaining throws.

  • G-WT: Austintown Fitch sophomore Gabby Figueroa hit a big final throw 55-5 to break the state meet record.

  • B-WT: Aaron Zedella (St. Edward) threw 72-7 for a new state meet record.

  • B-400: In the Division II/III finals, Michael Ohiembor and Trell Turner of Dunbar went 1-2 in 48.15 and 48.40 -- both breaking the state meet record.

  • G-TJ: Cierra Brown (Chaminade Julienne) broke the meet record in Division II/III with a mark of 39-8.50.