2012 STATE TRACK MEET PV Pair of Titles, Ross a Runner-up, Chaney third
It is the ultimate prize in terms of high school sportsâ€¦a state championship. This is a title that is now owned by Paint Valleyâ€™s Taylor Baker. Baker, just a sophomore, tossed the discus 138â€™00â€� to capture the Division III State Championship. Baker also finished fifth in the shot.
Less than 24 hours later, Paint Valley senior Daniel Gardner made it two state championships for the Bearcats as Gardner scorched the eight-lap race in 9:26.21 to win the D-III 3200 State Title.
Uniotoâ€™s Adrian Ross capped off an incredible career with a second- place finish in the D-II 1600. Ross also advanced to the state finals in the 800 as he took 11th in that event.
Huntingtonâ€™s Logan Chaney cleared 14-4 in the pole vault to take a third-place finish in Division III.
Also scoring in a state final event from the SVC was Kyle Dunn, Southeastern (7th, Discus), Steven Hall, Southeastern (8th, 100), and Jessie Proehl, Zane Trace (8th, 3200).
Others finishing just out of the scoring (Top-8) includeâ€¦Charlene Stout, Paint Valley (9th, 400), Kylie Goldsmith, Westfall (9th, 200), Dylan Fewster, Paint Valley (9th, Shot), and Ethan Richter, Unioto (9th, 1600).
All other SVC runners failed to qualify for the finals or finished outside of the top-10 in the events that did not include prelims.