Update on Trevor Detillion of Unioto Middle School in Chillicothe.He threw the discus 194’9” at the Huntington Relays on 4/27/11 and threw the shot put 54’7” at the Scioto Valley Conf. meet on 5/5/11.Both meets in Chillicothe,Ohio.

Elissa Lindsay is an 8th grade honor student from Milkovich Middle School in Maple Heights, Ohio. In her second year running track she is undefeated in the 200m so far this year. In her first meet she ran a 27.4 in the cold and is one second away from breaking the school record. She is currently on the 4x100 and 4x200 meter relay teams. Her goal is to break the school record and her coach truly believes that she can run sub 26-seconds by the end of the season in warmer weather. She is excited about competing in the Division 1 state meet this year and will be joining her relay team who placed 3rd in the state meet in 2010.

4-26-2011 Update on Trevor Detillion He threw the discus 191’7” last night at the Circleville Middle School quad meet in Circleville,Ohio.

John Brown is a eight grade emerging distance runner hailing from Carrollton, Ohio. This past fall he was the D2 state runner-up in the 2 mile with a time of 10:34. Quite an impressive season considering it was John's first time ever running cross country. He currently boats times of 56 in the 400, 2:15 in the 800 and 5:09 in the mile. His goals are to break 5 in the mile, 2:10 in the 800 and 55 in the 400 by the conference meet in May.

Green Middle School

CAN ANYONE STOP THE GREEN MACHINE

Green Middle School located in Summit County is going for its third straight girls Division I Middle School track and field title. The Green Middle School team continues to draw large numbers to their program, despite the lack of an area feeder program. Successful programs tend to draw in more interest, especially if the atmosphere the athletes are surrounded by is positive and motivating reinforcement. The team is led by head coach Kevin Rybarczyk and assistant coach Jeff Basone. This is Rybarczyk’s 8th year coaching at Green and gives much of the credit of the success of the program to his assistant coaches. “We have great assistant coaches, and the girls are willing to work hard. The high school coaches have also assisted with practices, and help keep the attitude positive,” Coach Rybarczyk said. This year the team has many returning athletes that placed at the state meet. Katie Hammes in the mile, Haley Jenkins in the 2 mile and pole vault, McKenzie Black in the 200 Hurdles and long jump, and Alyssa Jenkins in the pole vault. Other strong athletes the team has are 7th graders Lilly Carson in the 200 and Long jump events and 8th grader, Olivia Mooney in the Hurdles. “We have been blessed with some amazing athletes at Green. In addition the parent support has been unbelievable,” Rybarczyk said. This year the team feels that their distance runners will make a difference and allow them to place well. The team will continue to work hard and maintain a positive attitude while ultimately working toward the goal of bringing home the state trophy one more time.

THE 6TH ANNUAL OHIO MIDDLE CHAMPIONSHIP is coming up again and this year the day is May 29th @ Groveport Madison High School. Tough competition has produced some good times and the meet has grown thanks to director and organizer Trent Temple.

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We put the word out this week on who to look for this year. Here are a few of the replies we got from Ohio Middle School Coaches. If one of your athletes is deserving of some recognition please email editor@youthrunner.com.

Austin Graham is an 8th grader at Fairview Middle School in Sherwood Ohio. This is the first year he has been able to really compete in MS because in May of 2009 he was critically injured in a bicycle accident. He has had two brushes with death, once right after his accident and once when he hemorrhaged after his second surgery. Austin not only spent 4 months in the hospital (then several more months in and out), but was unable to eat for 9 weeks, he had IV nutrition, blood transfusions, and he has had 2 major surgeries to his abdomen. He has quite the scar and quite the story to tell. Austin came back last year during cross country season when he worked hard all year and broke the Fairview Middle School Cross Country record with an 11:16. This year in track he is looking to break both the mile and half mile record. They just had their first meet and he is posting good times.

Will Holden, 14 year old eighth grader, fell in love with track last year running for RB. Chamberlain Middle School in Twinsburg, Ohio. Although he wasn’t the fastest hurdler it was his favorite event. This past winter we met Jeff Jenkins who has coached several young athletes to become great runners. He, himself, was quite the hurdler in his day. Just a few short months after Coach Jenkins coaching, Will entered in the USA track field indoor event zone championships held at GeReat facility in North east Ohio. He posted a time of 9.51 Gold medal and beat last year’s state champion. That win qualified him for the Nationals held outside of Chicago. He ran against the best hurdlers in the country and earned a bronze medal with 8.72 besting his time by a whole second in only his second meet. He is now running outdoor events with R.B.C. and has won the first two 100M hurdle events and has been placing in the 400M. He has his sights set on the outdoor state championships this summer.

Trevor Detillion,an 8th.grade student at Unioto Jr.High School in Chillicothe,has got off to a good start at the Unioto J.H. Invite on 3/26/11 with a shot put throw of 51’9” and a discus throw of 180’ finishing first in both events.Trevor also ran the 400 meter dash in 59.71 placing 3rd.Trevor finished 2nd in the discus and 3rd.in the shot at the 2010 Middle School State Track Meet.

Hi – I’ve been impressed with Emma Campbell, from Nelsonville York. She’s a first time hurdler, being a 7th grader, and finished 5th in her first meet(7 teams?), 3rd in her 2nd meet, and on Friday night finished 2nd in the finals in a 17 team event.

Eric Glover ran the 100 meter and hand timed a 11.15 in the meet at Glenoak high school last week he also jumped a 17.8 long jump. I'm not sure what their 4 x 400 time was but they won by a landslide.

Shaun Crawford