The West Holmes Track & Field team had a great weekend at the OHSAA State Track & Field Championships held at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium on campus of the Ohio State University. Head Coach Ty Harris felt that all 4 athletes competing had a strong chance of being on the podium, and those athletes didn’t disappoint. The team had 4 athletes competing and all 4 came back with All-Ohio honors. The girls state placers were Taylor Yerian (8th Place – 300 Meter Hurdles) and Michelle Hostettler (8th Place – 3200 Meter Run). The boys state placers were Brayden Chaney (5th Place – 400 Meter Dash) and Josh Goudy (6th Place – Discus).
Taylor Yerian ran a time of 45.58 in the preliminary round on Friday to advance to the finals. She then ran a time of 45.68 in the finals to finish in 8th place and earn All-Ohio Honors. Taylor had previously earned All-Ohio honors as a freshman competing on the 4 X 200 Relay team. She now has earned All-Ohio status both as a relay team member and as an individual.
Michelle Hostettler ran of time of 11:13.82 in the 3200 Meter run to finish in 8th place. This marked the third straight year that Michelle has earned All-Ohio honors in the 3200 Meter Run. She previously placed 5th in both 2015 and 2016. Michelle has also been a member of two state placing 3200 Meter Relay teams. She also has earned All-Ohio status as both a relay team member and as an individual.
Josh Goudy finished out his high school career as a State Placer in the Discus. Josh threw 153′ 01 to finish in 6th place and earn All-Ohio Honors. Josh is the school record holder in the event and was a state qualifier in the event last year, as well. He actually broke the record of his father (Eric Goudy) who also serves as his coach in the discus.
Brayden Chaney ran a time of 49.25 in the preliminary round on Friday to advance to the finals. He then ran a 48.82 in the finals to finish in 5th place and earn All-Ohio honors. His time also broke his previous school record time that he set earlier in the season. Brayden is only a junior so he will be back next year with a chance to lower his school record and repeat his All-Ohio performance from this year.