Summit Track and Field qualify for state competition

Summit Track and Field qualify for state competition

The Summit’s Track and Field teams will compete in the Ohio state championship this weekend after multiple students qualified. The girls team finished in first place and boys in second place in the Miami Valley Conference (MVC). The state meet will be held at the Dayton Welcome Stadium over three days, with students competing on Thursday May 30 and Friday May 31. 

 At the district meet, the team secured first place with numerous athletes advancing as regional qualifiers. The team's success continued at the regional meet, where they placed fifth overall. After success at Regionals, the 4x800 relay team advanced to state as an at-large qualifier. The athletes competing at state include Delaney Kintner ‘25, Reddyn Cleaver ‘27, Callie Fox ‘26, and Allie Reuter ‘26, with relay alternates Jocelyn Lauckner ‘25 and Zezzie Imperial ‘27. They will be competing in the following events: Girls 4x800, 4x 400, 4x200, and 4x100 relays.  

The Boys’ Track and Field team had a successful season, finishing second in the MVC. At the district meet, the team placed third. Chike Anusionwu became the first athlete from Summit to qualify for the state championship competition in the long jump, finishing third overall. At the regional meet, the team finished 15th overall. Chike Anusionwu (long jump) and Liam Woodward (1600m) will compete at the state championship in their respective events. 

Coach Kim Horning was named Coach of the Year, and athlete Ama Karikari ‘27 earned the title of MVC Runner of the Year. 

Tickets can be purchased here: State Tournament Tickets (ohsaa.org) $10 for students, $16 for adults.