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Aim-high challenge produces state champs 

Once upon a time (2006) The Summit’s track program fielded just 15 participants. It has since more than quadrupled in size, making it one of the school’s more robust spring sports. With 17 events and disciplines from the long jump to sprints, there is something for everyone.

What makes Summit’s track program unique is that the school does not have a track. However, the lack of a track hasn’t stopped student-athletes from excelling. In 2022, Braeden Austin ’23, Oren Jenkins ’22, Oscar Loehrer ’23 and Matthew Shuler '22 made school history as the first relay team to won the state Division III championship. They raced the 4x200-meter event in 1:29.40.

Mason T. Moore ’15 was a two-time Division III state champion in the 1,600-meter run (2014, 2015) and Colin Cotton ’11 won a Cross Country title (2010) and a 3,200-meter title (2011).

Summit Country Day Track and Field 2024

Kim Horning was named head coach in 2015 after four years as a Summit assistant coach. Named the 2016-2018 MVC girls’ track coach of the year, Horning has worked with cross country and indoor track coach Kurtis Smith and other assistants to engineer The Summit’s program.

Coach Horning ran track at Miami University, competing in the 400-meter run, 4x400-meter relay, long jump and triple jump. In 2002 she won state championships in the long jump and 4x100-meter relay while a student at Granville High School. Coach Horning is a Granville Athletic Hall of Fame inductee. She works professionally as a criminalist with the Cincinnati Police Department. Kim is assisted by Kurtis Smith, Mason T. Moore, Tyler Hannah,  Karmen Auble, and Courtney Chamberlin.