After a season off from monitor and discipline, a number of new faces emerged this previous season to hold the banner for the realm.
A lot of these are being acknowledged in the present day as a part of the annual All Occasions Chief Observe and Discipline Crew.
The group contains athletes from the T-L protection space and is chosen by the sports activities workers with the assistance of space coaches.
Bellaire junior Colt Sechrest — the state runner-up within the Division II discus — has been named the captain of the group.
Right here’s a capsule take a look at the honorees:
COLT SECHREST, Bellaire — To say this junior had a formidable season within the throwing circles wouldn’t be giving him sufficient credit score.
Sechrest, fairly frankly, was the most effective thrower within the Ohio Valley and among the best in Ohio. It was within the discus the place he left the largest mark as he re-wrote the Ohio Valley report guide with a mark of 182-ft-7 within the regional. He was undefeated this season till his final throw of the season when he was handed within the state ultimate and ultimately was the runner-up. He was the OVAC, district and regional champion and set quite a few invitational information alongside the best way.
He was additionally a standout within the shot put, qualifying for the regional and being the one space thrower to surpass the 50-foot barrier.
“Colt is among the few athletes who didn’t let lacking (the 2020) season trouble him,” Bellaire head coach Shawn Valloric mentioned. “Really, I imagine it drove him. He knew what sort of (marks) he was able to from his nice freshman season. He’s set excessive expectations for himself and that’s a important motive he’ll proceed to get higher and higher.”
LIAM VINSKOVICH, Union Native — This senior standout blossomed into one of many space’s high scorers and most versatile rivals for Coach Todd Blake’s profitable group.
Vinskovich was an All-Ohioan within the excessive soar, tying for seventh in his specialty. He was the OVAC and district champion within the occasion and completed second within the regional. He was the one space athlete to compete in 4 occasions on the state meet as he ran a leg on the 4×2, 4×4 and 4×8 groups.
“Liam is an all-around athlete who can excel in any occasion,” Blake mentioned. “Hardest half with Liam was determining what he might assist us in finest every week. He was a pleasure to educate as a result of he all the time wished to get higher.”
ANDREW MARTIN, Union Native — This center distance dandy had an enormous season for the Jets within the 800.
Together with serving as a key leg on the Jets’ 4×8 group, he was the lone space competitor to dip beneath the coveted 2-minute barrier within the open eight and he did that en path to successful the district title within the occasion. He completed fifth within the regional. He additionally competed on the state meet within the 4×4.
“Andrew was considered one of our iron males,” Blake mentioned. “He might run any of the three distance races, however he suffered an damage late within the season which restricted him to operating the 800 and 4×4.”
SHAWN COE, Union Native — This Jets senior was on a mission to place forth a ultimate season to recollect and he didn’t disappoint.
Coe ran within the state meet on the 4×8 and 4×4 groups. He was the district runner-up within the 3200, operating sub 10-minutes. He was seventh on the regional meet. On the OVAC, Coe fueled the Jets by successful the 800, 1600 and 3200 meter run titles in Class 4A.
“Shawn was one other considered one of our iron males,” Blake mentioned. “He was decided to make his senior season his finest and he did simply that.”
ZACH BATEMAN, Union Native — This Jets senior standout was one other versatile contributor for Blake’s squad.
Bateman developed into one of many space’s high 400 meter sprinters. He was the OVAC 4A runner-up and positioned third on the district. He was additionally a key cog on the Jets’ state-qualifying 4×4 and 4×8 groups. He additionally pole vaulted, ending third within the OVAC.
“Zach was the largest shock (of the season) for me,” Blake admitted. “I knew he was an excellent pole vaulter, however he actually pushed himself to be one of many valley’s finest within the 400.”
HAYDEN MCCRATE, Union Native — This gifted sophomore fought by some early accidents and gave a glimpse late of what may very well be in retailer for the years to come back.
McCrate was one of many space’s high excessive hurdlers. He was the OVAC champion in Class 4A, completed second in each the district and regional meets to earn his option to the state meet. He positioned ninth there. He was additionally a part of the Jets’ 4×2 group that certified for the state meet.
“Hayden was a nice shock addition to our group,” Blake mentioned. “He was injured early within the season and as soon as he obtained healed, I needed to be affected person with him as a result of I wished him on relays and hurdles. He obtained quicker because the season went alongside and truly had a high eight time on the state (within the excessive hurdles), however didn’t make the finals resulting from being within the quickest warmth.”
ANDREW OSMAN, Shadyside — This Tiger freshman didn’t even know if he was going to run monitor this season, but it surely’s a choice he’s definitely glad he made.
The pole vault standout earned a spot on the rostrum on the Division III state meet at Westerville North by advantage of putting seventh with a personal-best mark of 13-ft-6. He obtained to the rostrum by clearing his ultimate try at three consecutive heights earlier than bowing out. He was the district champion within the pole vault and completed third within the regional after sharing the OVAC title.
“(Andrew) is a wild man,” Shadyside head coach Jeff Campbell mentioned. “He’s actually keen to attempt any occasion we need to use him in. He loves the thrill of studying new issues and when he catches on, he’s ridiculously gifted at them. He simply needs to continually get higher.”
MAYSON SOCHOR, Bellaire — This freshman had a rookie season to recollect within the hurdles for the Massive Reds.
Sochor ran persistently within the 15.4 vary within the excessive hurdles and was the highest space hurdler a lot of the spring. He was the OVAC champion, district and regional champion, advancing to the state meet. He additionally was an OVAC and Buckeye 8 placer within the intermediate hurdles.
“Mayson is a quiet, low-key child, however he’s a competitor,” Valloric mentioned. “I believe that helped him tremendously this season. Freshmen will not be speculated to lose to solely 4 different hurdlers till the state monitor meet. He simply didn’t let a lot trouble him and that can assist him the subsequent three years.”
BRENDAN SCHRADER, Shadyside — This senior standout was one of many space’s high pole vaulters this season for Campbell’s group.
Schrader certified for the Division III state meet. He was third on the district, second on the regional and he shared the OVAC title with Osman.
“We (set) actually lofty objectives for Brendan and he busted his butt to attempt to attain them,” Campbell mentioned. “Sadly, resulting from some fairly severe accidents, we weren’t in a position to hit all of these, however getting to look at him compete on the state this season was nice. For all the work he put in during the last 4 years, there wasn’t anybody on our group extra deserving to go to state than Brendan.”
WYATT REIMAN, Shadyside — This junior standout put collectively a powerful latter portion of the season and it paid dividends for Campbell’s Tigers.
Reiman soared over the 6-foot mark within the excessive soar on the district and did it once more the next week on the regional to earn a visit to the state meet. Together with these accolades, he shared the OVAC title in his specialty.
“Wyatt is likely to be probably the most gifted athlete I’ve coached or ever seen,” Campbell mentioned. “Every little thing simply comes naturally to him when it entails athletics. You can actually see the competitor in him come by on the districts by the state meet. In case you instructed me I might (choose) one child to try each occasion in monitor, I promise I’m taking Wyatt Reiman.”
JACOB DEFIBAUGH, Bellaire — This senior standout put the ending touches on a formidable profession on the oval this previous spring.
Defibaugh superior to the regional in each the 1600 and 3200 meter runs and scored in each occasions. He was an OVAC Class 3A champion in 4 occasions and received the Buckeye 8 titles in each lengthy distance occasions.
“Jacob is a runner who loves operating,” Valloric mentioned. “You possibly can inform he loves it by the practices he places in even when he’s not feeling 100%. He put in additional miles on off days and within the offseason, that are tremendous necessary to success. It was a pleasure to look at him.”
BRANDON LOUDEN, Beallsville — This Blue Satan speedster was one of many quickest folks within the meet every week for Coach Tori Lang’s group.
Louden was the OVAC Class 1A/2A 100M champion and in addition received the district title in the identical occasion. He was a regional finalist and re-wrote the college’s report guide by clocking in at 11-flat.
“Brandon had an excellent season and progressed all through the complete yr,” Lang mentioned. We’re in search of him to do large issues subsequent season.”
FRANCIS TOOHEY, Martins Ferry — This Purple Rider center distance standout was one of many high performers all season for Coach Greg Steele’s squad.
Toohey certified to the regional meet within the 800 and as a part of the 4×8. He was second within the district 800 after which positioned seventh within the area. He was second within the OVAC 800 and fourth within the 400.
“Francis is among the hardest working and unselfish monitor athletes I’ve coached,” Ferry head coach Greg Steele mentioned. “We used him in lots of occasions through the season, however he got here into his personal within the center distances. Early within the yr, he noticed we wanted assist in the sector occasions, so he got here and began engaged on discus. In my 30 plus years, that was a primary for me.”
KARL KAIN, St. Clairsville — This Pink Devils junior grew to become one of many space’s high pole vaulter this previous season for Coach Tony Ciroli.
Kain was the OVAC 4A champion and cleared 13-6 on the Division II district to earn a spot within the regional meet. He was additionally the Buckeye 8 champion.
“Karl labored arduous within the offseason,” Ciroli mentioned. “He had an excellent season and though he didn’t advance to the state meet this yr, I really feel assured he shall be there sooner or later.”