The Scoop: Recapping Major State Championship Action

So What Happened In Ohio? 

1. First thing is first. Abby Steiner is a legend in Ohio. The Dublin Coffman senior and Kentucky recruit ran a US No. 2 and US No. 12 all-time effort in the 200m, crossing the finish in a career best and wind-legal 22.73 seconds. It was her fourth straight title at the distance. She also won the 100m in 11.38 seconds. Oh guess what? That was her fourth straight championship, too. She started the year in the 200m at 25.21. By season's end, she was downright unbeatable. At Kentucky, she will be competing in both soccer and track. Legend? We think so!

2. Ohio dominated in the 4x800. The state produced two US No. 1s in each race. Wadsworth's boys ran a nation-leading 7:39.05. Gahanna Lincoln's girls ran the country's best effort in 8:53.49. Ohio's distance talent was unbelievable in 2018. 

3. Speaking of which. It was a crazy weekend for boys distance runners! Lakota East (OH) senior Dustin Horter polished off another title in the 1600m, scoring a time of 4:06.96. But in the 3200m, Matt Scrape didn't let off the gas pedal. You can't necessarily say it was a surprise, since Scrape had run sub-9 at the Eastern Relays earlier in the season. But it had to take some real gusto to take it to Horter, who was trying to cement his own legacy in Ohio. Scrape crossed the line in 9:02.01 in the Division I final, beating Vincent, Mauri, and Horter. Over in Division 3, Chad Johnson won the 3200m in 9:05.43. 

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