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2022 Girls’ Athletics Zone Watch List – Morning Journal

Athletes to watch

(in alphabetical order)

Ella Baker, Jr., Amherst: Last year, the junior placed fifth in the 400m at the Division I district meet to narrowly miss out on a spot in the regional meet. She made a huge leap in the 400 this past indoor season, placing fourth in the state.

Samantha Coleman, Sr., Rocky River: The senior completed the very difficult distance quadruple to help River win the Great Lakes Conference title last year, then placed eighth in the Division I state competition in the 1,600m. She also earned All-Ohio cross-country honors, placing 15and.

Katie Clute, Jr., Olmsted Falls: One of the best distance runners in the state, the junior qualified for state competition in Division I last year in the 3,200m but did not finish. She finished second in the state in cross country last fall and she topped the field in the 3,200m at the state indoor meet. She followed that by placing sixth at the Indoor Nationals in the 3200 m, setting one of the fastest times in Ohio history.

Madeleine Finton, Sr., Colombia: Last year treated the senior well, as she placed fourth in the Division III 1600 last year, then followed that with a sixth place finish at the fall D-III cross country meet. last, then a fifth place in the 1,600 at the interior.

Jessica Gower, Sr., Brookside: The eldest really stepped up at last year’s Division II State Meet, placing fifth in the 300 low hurdles. She finished fourth in the regional competition, but cut more than half a second from her regional time to earn a podium spot.

Nakeya Hermon, Jr., Lorain: She gave way to her older sister Mikiya last year, but the junior looks set to step up and be one of the best sprinters in the region. She ran on a 4×100 relay that qualified for the Division I state meet last year but did not earn a spot. She was also qualified in the 60 meters at the national indoor competition.

Lillie Katsaras, Sr., Olmsted Falls: Sixth in the 3,200m in outdoor and indoor competitions, the senior has signed to run at Bowling Green next year. She was also All-Ohio in cross country, placing 16and.

Gemma Kilgore, Sr., North Ridgeville: One of the best long sprinters in the region, the senior won the 400m at the Southwest Conference meet as well as the district meet before finishing fifth in the regional meet, just one spot out of qualifying. for the state meeting.

Sarah Peer, So., Westlake: State-qualified in the 800 last year, the runner-up didn’t make it, but she’s established herself as one of the best in Ohio. Peer placed third at last fall’s Division I cross-country meet, then finished third in the 800 and 1,600 m indoors in the state.

Kenya Simpson, So., Catholic of Elyria: As a freshman last year, she qualified for regional competition in the 100 and 200m, placing sixth in the 100m.

Veronica Waugaman, Sr., North Ridgeville: The senior was one of only three Division I pole vaulters to go 12-4 at regional last year. However, the Ohio State signer was unable to replicate that effort at the state and did not place. She also qualified but did not place at the indoor state meet.

Alexis Weber, Jr., Midview: A district and regional champion in the high jump, the junior didn’t place at the national outdoor meet last year, but she finished fifth at the national indoor meet last month.