Monday, July 22, 2024

11 earn All-Ohio honors at state track meet

Chagrin Valley Conference athletes wrapped up the 2024 season by earning 11 All-Ohio placements at the 2024 Division II OHSAA Track & Field Championships at Welcome Stadium in Dayton on Saturday.

Perry’s Brayden Richards, Beachwood’s Dakota Houston, and West Geauga’s Kara Deister each earned All-Ohio honors in two events.

Richards finished as the state runner-up in the pole vault when he cleared 16 feet, 2 inches, and he placed fifth in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 14.71 seconds.

He was on his way to winning the state title in the 300-meter hurdles, but he clipped the last hurdle and he was disqualified after the hurdle interfered with two runners behind him.

Houston finished as the state runner-up in the 200-meter dash with a time of 24.96 seconds and she placed eighth in the 100 in 12.6 seconds.

Deister placed fifth in the high jump by clearing 5 feet, 5 inches and she placed eighth in the 100-meter hurdles in 16.56 seconds.

Other All-Ohioans included Beachwood’s Alexandra Kheyfets (8th, 3200, 11:18.45), Chagrin Falls’ Jack Kittle (5th, 400, 48.99), Fairview’s Tyson Crandall (3rd, 800, 1:53.72), Geneva’s Alyssa Palmisano (8th, shot put, 39-6), Hawken’s Brielle Collins (5th, 3200, 11:15.75) and Leila Metres (3rd, 400, 56.42), Lutheran West’s Mohamed Kori (7th, 110 hurdles, 14.96), and West Geauga’s Matthew Dienes (7th, 1600, 4:20.22).

Perry’s boys’ 4×100-meter relay team placed eighth in 44.05 and the Chagrin Falls girls’ 4×800-meter relay team also finished eighth in 9:38.27.


Steve Hare
Steve Hare
Steve Hare is the Chagrin Valley Conference's Sports Information Director. He also created and publishes, an online publication dedicated to providing hyperlocal coverage to area high school athletic programs. Hare began covering high school sports for the Lake County News Herald in 1997. Hare attended Willoughby South High School through the middle of his senior year, then graduated from Berkshire High School in Burton in 1986. He played football, wrestled and was an all-Geauga county baseball player (1986). He lives in Chardon with his wife Paulette and their children.

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