At the OHSAA Division I state track and field championships June 5-6 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium on Ohio State's campus, the Northwest Knights' boys team finished third overall in the state.
Northwest's 4x100 relay team of Myles Pringle, DeVohn Jackson, Jordan Booker and Malik Beverly won a state championship. Pringle also placed second in the 400 meters and third in the high jump.
Edgewood junior Hannah Bush also placed with fifth in the high jump.
Mount Healthy freshman Kayela Houston competed in the long jump and finished 13th.
Harrison's Kaylan Gruber ran in the 100 and 200 at state, but a hamstring injury ended her run in the 200 early.
On May 29 in Dayton, the Northwest boys' track and field team won a Division I regional championship finishing six points better than Centerville.
Harrison senior Kaylan Gruber won a regional championship in the 100 meters (12.49). Gruber also advanced to state in the 200 meters. Northwest senior DeVohn Jackson also won a regional title in the 100 (10.98). Northwest's 4x100 relay of Jackson, Jordan Booker, Myles Pringle and Malik Beverly took home a regional (41.76). Pringle was also a regional champion in the 400 meters (47.46) and qualified in the high jump to state. Beverly won the regional title in the long jump and qualified for state in the 300 hurdles with second-place at the regional. The Knights' 4x400 relay will also run at state.
Edgewood's Hannah Bush qualified to state in the high jump. Mount Healthy freshman Kayela Houston will also be at state, after taking second in the long jump at regionals.
The top four finishers in each event qualify for the state meet June 5-6 at Ohio State.
Since the SWOC began in 2012, Harrison has had a stranglehold on the conference All-Sports Trophy. Based on the breakdown and results of each individual sport, points are awarded to each school. The school with the most points at the end of the spring athletic season takes the trophy.
This year, Talawanda finished second, and Edgewood third.
Harrison and Mount Healthy came away with SWOC track and field titles. Mount Healthy on the boys' side and Harrison on the girls.
Mount Healthy beat Northwest, Ross, Harrison, Talawanda, Little Miami and Edgewood (in that order). Harrison defeated Ross, then Talawanda, Northwest, Edgewood, Mount Healthy and Little Miami.
Northwest senior DeVohn Jackson won individual titles in the 100, 200 and 400 meter dashes. Teammate Malik Beverly won both the hurdle events. Mount Healthy won two relays, and so did Northwest.
Harrison's Kaylan Gruber also won the 100, 200 and 400 meter dashes. Ross sophomore Emily Casaceli won the 800, 1,600 and 3,200 meter runs.
For complete results, please follow the spring sports tab to track and field, then conference meet.
On the same night, Monday, Harrison's baseball and softball teams both clinched outright SWOC league titles with wins over Edgewood. Harrison's baseball team (16-4 overall) is 10-1 in the league with one league game remaining. Edgewood baseball is 7-3 in the league and currently in second place. The Cougars would need to beat Harrison in their final SWOC game to clinch second place outright. If Harrison beats Edgewood, Little Miami would tie Edgewood for the second spot.
It's consecutive SWOC titles for Harrison's softball team. The Wildcats (19-2 overall) are 11-0 in the league with one game remaining at Edgewood, who will take second place outright with a 9-2 conference record.