It was a sneak preview of the upcoming track season, but Twinsburg had a host of athletes shine at the OATCCC Indoor State Track and Field Championships.
Garnering several personal best marks, several boys and girls athletes excelled at the indoor championships March 3 at Spire Institute in Geneva.
"We are really excited to see what these young athletes will do in the outdoor season," said Kmet, the girls head track coach, and the boys and girls cross country head coach.
Junior E.T. Easter won the Division I high jump state title with a personal best of 6 feet, 9 inches.
"E.T. winning the [Division I] high jump and he had a school record and a personal best," said Kmet.
Easter beat Solon senior Isaiah Dillard, who reached 6-7 feet.
Junior Nia Robinson also raised some eyebrows as the Lady Tiger stood out.
"Nia finishing second in the 400 with a school record time was a highlight," said Kmet.
Robinson was timed at 57.02 seconds. The only athlete faster than Robinson in the 400 was Pickerington Central junior Jaydan Wood, who had a blazing time of 54.90 seconds.
Senior Camari Griffin finished 19th overall in the 400-meter dash in 59.87 seconds.
Promising sprinter and junior returnee Mariah Myles crossed 13th in Ohio in Division I in the 200 with a time of 26.09 ticks.
Kmet was also excited about the 4x400 of Myles, junior Brionna McDonald, Griffin, and Robinson.
"They set a school record and finished as state runners-up," said the mentor.
The 1,600-meter relay had a blazing time of 3:57.94 to set a new Tiger record as Gahanna Lincoln won with a time of 3:55.93 in a two-team competition.
Junior Ryan Adkins performed well for the boys as he just missed the podium in the 3,200-meter race, finishing in a personal best 9:36.93, which was good for 10th-place.
Sophomore Alyssa Deeds finished 20th in the 3,200 in a season-best 11:44.87.
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