OTHS boys track wins St. Clair County Championship

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The OTHS boys track team are the St. Clair County Champions for the second year in a row.

The team won the event on Tuesday, April 23, beating out many of the area’s best athletes. 

Will VanAlstine, Chris Wichlac, Nick Novy, Alex Tillock won first place in the 4×800, while Rod Williams, Alex Tillock, Taylor Lehman, Ryan Somraty took first in the 4×400. 

Additionally, Dorian Brown won first in the 100m, Will VanAlstine in the 1600m, and Christian Wallace in the 400m.

The Panthers also had a number of second place finishes. Rod Williams brought home the silver in the long jump, Nick Farmer placed second in shot put and discus, and Brendan Krell won second in the 3200m.

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Will Ray won third in the 3200m, while Dewan Brown, Tamarion Bivines, Taylor Lehman, Tevion Holmes placed third in the 4×200. 

“We had an exceptional day across the board. Many athletes and relays ran season best or personal best times. The top finishes are always nice, but every point is important. We have a young group that continues to improve. They are great kids to work with and it is a blast to watch them win something that is important to them. The distance group really showed up well today by winning the 4×800 and placing two in both the 1600 and 3200m runs. All in all it was a great day,” said Coach Joe Speaks.