GROVEPORT -- The Sheridan Middle School boys track team had all 10 competitors place in at least one event en route to winning the Division II/III Ohio Middle School track and field championship May 29 at Groveport-Madison High School.
The team consisted of eighth graders Justin Snider, Ethan Snider, Kole Craig, Nick Davis, Evan Loughman, Jacob Stewart and Ryan Powell and seventh graders Michael Donisi, Garrett Gwinn and Joey Palumbo.
During the season, this group of athletes set records in the 400, 800, 200 hurdles and 1,600 relay.
Loughman was the top placer, taking third in the shot (48-7 1/4). Ethan Snider took sixth in the 400 (:55.46), Justin Snider was eighth in the 800 (2:14), Palumbo was eighth in the 3,200 (12:00) and Gwinn was 10th in the 3,200 (12:37).
The Thornville 1,600 relay placed sixth (4:00), the 400 relay seventh (:49.5) and the 800 relay eighth (1:44.7).
Maysville seventh grader Chase Himmelspach was the seventh grade and under champion in the pole vault, clearing 10 feet, which placed him fourth overall in the event, and eighth grader Logan Bash earned three top 25 finishes, including 12th in the 110 hurdles (16.7) and 14th in the 200 (28.6).
On the girls side, West Muskingum's Madison Paul won the 3,200 in the Division II/III meet with a time of 12:42 and was fifth in the 1,600 (5:43).
Thornville seventh-grader Natalie Eberts took second in the high jump (4-9 3/4) and fourth in the pole vault (8-0).
A pair of seventh graders from the Zanesville area also placed. Samantha Swackhammer was 13th in the 100 hurdles (17.7) and Jessica Nash took 14th in the 400 (1:06.3).