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2017 New Balance High School Outdoor Track & Field Nationals

Friday-Sunday, June 16-18, 2017
Greensboro, North Carolina

2017 Race Walk Report from Vince Peters:

Taylor Ewert, of Beavercreek, Ohio, exploded off the starting line in international fashion with an initial 200 meters in 50 seconds at this morning 10am race. SHadowing her from the gun was the senior, Kelsey Jordan of Wasthampton, NY. Margaret Atwood of Sachem East high school led the chase pack. Ewert was targeting the 41 year old national freshman high school record of 14:40.20. It has been held by California's Lisa Metheny since 1976.

Farmingdale's Tara Mandel caught both Jordan and Atwood to lead the chase group thru one kilometer in 4:48. Ewert's adrenalin burst had brought her through the initial kilometer 10 seconds quicker in 4:38. Click here to read the complete report.
 

2017 Ohio Track & Field Grand Prix Series

The 2017 USATF Ohio Grand Prix Series is under way. To follow the series, please visit the "Sports" webpage or the "News" tab.

 

Records Galore fall at University of Findlay

Records galore fell last night as Southwest Ohio Track Club teammates, Taylor Ewert and Cameron Haught, broke long standing state and national high school records in the Olympic track & field event of Race Walking.

Ewert, who is 15 year old ninth grader at Beavercreek High School, walked thru the first 400 meters of the 3,000 meter event on the 200m circuit within Malcom Athletic Center on the University of Findlay campus in just one minute and 50 seconds. She then settled into the rhythmic pace for which elite walking is known. The six-time USATF Junior Olympic National Champion next posted an official mark of 7:37.67 for her 1600m split. Ewert, who is also the number one harrier on her high school’s cross country team, would finish 80 seconds up on second. Her final time of 14:37.57 would break the all-time Ohio HS indoor record of 14:50.7 for 3000 meters.

It is also a new National High School Record for the long-legged lass. Ewert’s winning time breaks the old Freshman record of 15:07.50 established by Lewiston, Maine's Kayla Allen almost 3 years ago.

Cameron Haught, an 18 year old senior at Greenon HS in Enon, Ohio, already has both the all-time Freshman and Sophomore high school national records in the 3,000m walk. So, he was bound and determined to break the Senior record of 12:44.81 held by New Jersey’s Zach Pollinger since 2004. But his ultimate goal was the All-Time high school best of 12:34.6. That record has been held by 2004 Olympian Kevin Eastler, of Mt Blue, Maine, since his junior year in high school in 1995.

Continue reading . . .

 

2017 Ohio Race Walk Schedule

Findlay University Invitational: Friday, January 27 at approximately 8:00 p.m. will be a 3000m Race Walk as the last event of the evening. The Race Walk is open to all walker. Enter at directathletics.com

Goshen University in Goshen, Indiana: Race Walk dates at Goshen are

Saturday January 21 at 11:00 a.m. ~ 3000m Indoor
Friday February 10 at 6:00 p.m. ~ 3000m Indoor
Saturday April 15 at 11:00 a.m. ~ 5000m Outdoor
Friday May 12 at 6:00 p.m. ~ 5000m Outdoor


Ohio Association Championship - Portsmouth Riverfront Race Walks

Association 20K Championship with 5 and 10K options on Sunday April 30 in Portsmouth, Ohio. Download the Riverfront Race Walk Flyer. Complete Race Results.


Ohio Association - Celebrate Fall Race Walks

Association 10K Championship with 5 and 20K options on Sunday September 10 in Portsmouth, Ohio. Time to be determined. The 5K for this race walk will also be part of teh Southern Ohio Senior Games. Celebrate Fall Race Walk Flyer.

Note: Both Race walks in Portsmouth will be on a certified course.
 

2016 USA Olympic Race Walk Team Trials, Oregon

Check this out., It is a video of the race walks from the 20K Olympic Trials in Salem, Oregon. At the conclusion of the 7minute 46 second video is the complete results for the walks. Ohio was represented by four athletes:

7th ~ Michael Mannozzi (Boardman, Ohio)
9th ~ Joel Pfahler (Dayton, Ohio)
9th ~ Jill Cobb (Beavercreek, Ohio)
13th ~ Susan Randall (Beavercreek, Ohio)

 

Thanks to Vince Peters for providing the information.

 

Cameron Haught led the US U20 Men's Team in Rome

Ohio Association's own Cameron Haught led the US U20 men's team this morning at the 10k distance of the IAAF World Race Walking Team Championships Rome 2016.

Cameron, a junior at Greenon High School, finished 41st with a Personal Best of 45:4 in a field of 57 competitors from around the world. Team mates Alexander Bellavance  and Anthony Gruttadauro finished 49th and 53rd.

Go to www.iaaf.org to verify results and for additional information.
 

Cameron Haught Wins USATF's 10K Race Walk Trials

Cameron Haught (Junior, Greenon HS) raced this past weekend (April 3, 2016) representing the Southwest Ohio Track Club in the UASTF's 10k Race Walk Trials. Cameron won the 10k race and posted a new personal best time of 43:55, the 3rd fastest 10k for a US junior athlete all-time. This was a 1:44 PR for Cameron, besting his 45:39 time he posted in San Diego at the beginning of the year.

Cameron's time and win puts him on the US World Cup Junior team which will compete in Rome, Italy in early May.

Even better, his time eclipses the standard (44:20) to be included in the World Juniors event this summer to be held in Poland. Those of you who have watched our workouts know the kind of effort Cameron (and Michael Belovich) have been putting in this past winter.

It is great great to see that he will be representing the USA and the SWOTC on the world stage.

As a note, during the 10k, Cameron led a pack of 4 through the wind, and helped lead Maria Michta to a new 10k Women's American Record. Maria crossed the 10k point in 44:08, besting the old record by about 8 seconds.

Thanks to Eric Brickson for the contribution of the above article.

Update to the above story, see additional story on the Ohio Association News page.
 

Beavercreek's Ewert Establishes New Ohio High School Record at 3,000 Meters

By Vince Peters

Below are the results of the 3,000m racewalk held on the indoor track at Goshen College, Goshen, Indiana, on Saturday, February 13th. 15 athletes participated.

The lead pack was huge early on as the athletes toured the first lap at a leisurely stroll of 60 seconds for the first 200 meters. But then Abby Dunn (Goshen College) went into the lead with a 56 somewhat stringing the group out. At one K, in 4:55, it was Dunn, Taylor Ewert (Southwest Ohio TC) and Mellissa Moeller (Unattached) at the front with Sam Elmi (Conerstone University), Ben Graham (Lindsay Willson University) and Sawyer Biddle (Goshen College) matching their pace.

The two (2) kilometer was reached in 9:54 and then Ewert, the youngster in the field, went to the lead. Tagging along at the faster pace was Moeller, Biddle and Graham. The final kilometer in 4:55 sealed the win at Ewert broke Ashlee Resch's Ohio HS indoor 3,000m record of 14:53. Ewert's time was 14:50.7. Biddle passed Moeller in the last lap as both posted 55 second final 200's.

Dunn, who won the big midwestern match-up at the University of Findlay two weeks ago in 14:47, faded to 6th on her home track.

Biddle Graham & Elmi get the men's NAIA Indoor Nationals qualifying time as they goes sub 15:15 with Nathan Vanderwall, who will be in the Olympic Trials 50k next Sunday doing pacing duties for his teammates.

The women's field had no problem surpassing teh NAIA collegiate indoor meet standard of 17:30.

  1. Taylor Ewert (F15-16) Southwest Ohio TC - 14:50.7
  2. Sawyer Biddle (OM) Goshen College - 14:56.3
  3. Melissa Moeller (OW) unat - 14:57.0
  4. Ben Graham (OM) Lindsay Wilson - 15:03.3
  5. Sam Elmi (JM) Cornerstone Univ - 15:13.2
  6. Abby Dunn (OW) Goshen College - 15:18.4
  7. Kayla Hunt (OW) Cornerstone Univ - 15:26.9
  8. Isaac Withrow (OM) Cornerstone - 15:39.6
  9. Nathan Vanderwall (OM) Cornerstone - 16:10.7
  10. Jason Rabie (OM) Cornerstone - 16:11.5
  11. Melissa Manlan(OW) Cornerstone - 16:31.8
  12. Jessie Gray (OW) Goshen College - 17:24.6
  13. Jessie Langmeyer (OW) Conerstone - 17:25.8
  14. Bailey Brogan (OW) Cornerstone - 17:25.8
  15. Vince Peters (MM) Chicago Walkers - 19:00.4
For more info on High School Racewalking and records go to www.hsrw.net

2016 Ohio Race Walk Championships

Sunday, April 17, 2016 ~ Jack Mortland 5, 10, 20K, Ohio Association 20K at Eastwood Metro Park in Dayton, Ohio. Download the Meet Flyer and the Course Map.
Jack Mortland Race Walks Results.
Saturday, May 28, 20-16 ~ Ohio Association 1 Hour at Yellow Springs High School Track. Download the Meet Flyer.
* USATF Ohio Association 1-Hour Race Walk Results *
Sunday, September 18, 2016 ~ Celebrate Fall 5, 10 20K / Ohio Association 10K, at Eastwood Metro Park in Dayton, Ohio. Download the Meet Flyer and the Course Map.
Ohio Association 10K Results
For additional information on the above meets, please contact Ohio Association Race Walk Chair Barbara Hensley. Additional information will be posted as it becomes available.
 

Race Walk Opportunity at Findlay Indoor Track & Field Classic

The University of Findlay will be conducting a 3000 meter race walk on Friday, January 29, 2016 during their "Findlay Indoor Track & Field Classic". The women's race will start at 8:10 p.m. followed by the men's race at 8:30. This meet is open to collegiate and post-collegiate athletes. High school athletes are not eligible to participate.

For additional information, visit the University of Findlay website at www.findlay.edu. After you reach their homepage, click on "Athletics" tab. Select either "Men's Sports" or "Women's Sports and then select "Track & Field".  Click on the "Home Meet Information" link and then scroll down to the meet. Entry is via DirectAthletics.

 

Ohio Race Walk Review ~ 2015 Year to Date

Ohio athletes competing in national race walk events:

2/27/15 Indoor 2 Mile Open No Ohio Athlete   ~
3/13-15 Hershey Indoor 3000m 13-14 F Taylor Ewert 1st
3/20-22 Masters Indoor 3000m 70-74 W Barbara Hensley 1st

To continue reading or to download the complete report, click here. . .

Race Walker Shines at USATF Hershey Indoor Nationals

Ohio Race walker Taylor Ewert, a 13 year old 7th grader who had the fastest time of the day in all age groups (boys and girls) at the USATF Hershey Indoor Nationals on Sunday, March 15th, in Landover, Maryland. Taylor's time of 15:16.42 is a new American indoor record in the 13-14 girls division for the 3,000 meter walk. Ewert is from Beavercreek, Ohio. Taylor is already a four-time USATF Junior Olympic Champion in the race walk.

Ohio Race Walkers Have Record Breaking Performances
at New Balance Indoor Nationals

Ohio Race Walker Ashleigh Resch, an 18 year old from Beavercreek, Ohio, became a 2-time national high school champion when she broke the USA High School record for girls to win the New Balance Indoor Nationals in New York City on Saturday, March 14th. Ashleigh, who is in the USA for 3 years, is originally from Canberra, Australia. Fro Resch it continues her great start in 2015. Ashleigh was 4th at the 2015 Millrose Games mile ~ the USA Open Division Indoor 1-Mile Championships. She also won the USATF Junior Olympic Nationals last summer in Texas.

Ohio Race Walker Cameron Haught, a 16 year old from Enon, Ohio, followed up his record breaking performance in January at the University of Findlay when he won the New Balance Indoor Nationals in New York City on Saturday, March 14th, in New York City. The sophomore at Greenon High School in Clark County walked the mile in 6:36.30 for the victory ~ a new personal best. Earlier this year Haught broke the all-time record for high school sophomores at the 3,000 meter distance previously held by 2012 Olympian Trevor Barron. Haught was the Junior Olympic Champion last summer in Texas in the 15-16 age group and a member of the USA National Junior team. He competed internationally representing the USA in the annual Dual versus Canada last August.

Race Walk Events for 2015

Are you ready to plan your Race Walk schedule for 2016? Vince Peters has graciously sent to us a detailed list of race walk events for 2015 and part of 2016. The list of race walk events include local, national and international races. Download the complete list and start planning today.

Race Walks Scheduled at Yellow Springs High School

The Southwest Ohio Track Club (formerly the Miami Valley TC) has released their 2015 Spring and Summer season race walk schedule. For additional information for any of the listed races, please contact Peter Dierauer, Southwest Ohio Track Club at info@SWOhioTC.org.

All of the above mentioned meets will be contested at the Yellow Springs High School John Gudgel Track in Yellow Springs, Ohio and will be apart of selected track and field events. Start times are approximate for the race walks. Please check with the Southwest Ohio Track Clubs for exact times.

Please note that the highlighted meet is the Ohio Association 1-Hour Race Walk Championship for 2015. Additional information can be found on the Association's Event webpage and at the Southwest Ohio Track Club webpage.

 

Congratulations Susan Randall of the Miami Valley Track Club

At the 2014 USATF Annual Convention in Anaheim, Susan Randall was announced as the 2014 Female 40 to 44 Masters Race Walker of the Year. Susan currently is 5th on the 2014 USATF Women’s Grand Prix Standings (Oct. 15, 2014). The Saturday following the Convention, Susan finished 3rd overall with a time of 4:42:34 at the 2014 USATF 50km Race Walk Championships in Santee, CA. Susan's time set a new American and World record for a female aged 40 to 44. Congratulations Susan on a great year and wishing you continued success as we enter 2015.


A Letter To High School Athletes About Race Walking In College

By Vinc Peters, Former National Chairman of USATF Race Walking
(Last Update: October, 2014)
mv_tc@sbcglobal.net


High School track and field athletes in general and high school race walkers in particular, need to be made aware that there is a shortage of race walkers in the USA. There are currently more colleges needing race walkers for their Track & Field teams then there are HS walkers in the USA. As a result, some colleges are now recruiting race walkers from other countries to walk here in the USA. This fact is presented only to stress the point that high school race walkers are an important commodity to many colleges.

What does it take to be a collegiate walker? Continue Reading
 

THE 2015 NATIONAL SENIOR GAMES SCHEDULE POSTED

The 2015 National Senior Games to be held in Bloomington/Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota has been posted their event schedule. The Games will take place July 3 thru 16, 2015 with the 1500 Meter Race Walk on Tuesday,July 14 and the 5K Race Walk on Wednesday July 15. Visit the National Senior Games Association’s webpage for complete up to date details.

The race walk events will take place in the in St. Paul. The 1500 meter walk will be contested on the track at St. Thomas University and the 5K race walk will be on the roads in the St. Paul area.

For those of you that are new to the Senior Games, individual sports are offered separately to men and women in 5 year increments starting at age 50 and going to 100 years of age.
 

RACE WALK RESOURCES

Looking for national information and resources regarding race walking. It can be found on the USA Track & Field Race Walk web page. Check it out but please check back here for information on what is going on in Ohio. 
 

 

RACE WALK OPPORTUNITIES IN GEORGIA

Jim Norvill, Georgia Association Race Walk Chair sends an invite to visit George for some great race walk competition. Check out these upcoming races:

RACE WALK BLAST FROM VINCE PETERS

Congrats to all of our race walkers who have competed- literally - all across the USA over the past few weeks.    And I hope everyone has fun at the 1st Annual Miami Valley Track Club team party last Tuesday night at the High School track.  Several end of season awards were presented in addition to simply having a good ol' time!
Youth athlete of the year:  Molly Stute,  Elaja Greene
Masters athlete of the year:  Barb Hensley
Most improved award:  Celeste Rucker
RWalker of the year:  Taylor Ewert
Distance runner of the year:  Ben Ewert
Sprinter/Hurdler of the year:  Noa Corrigan
Jumper of the year:  Cayla Carey
Thrower of the year:  Isabelle Dierauer




OHIO RACE WALK SCHEDULE

Date Event Name Entry Location
Sunday, May 5 26th Annual Jack Mortland 1.25k, 5K & 10k Race Walks and Ohio & North Region 20k Championships at 9:00 A.M. Request Entry Eastwood Lake MetroPark, Dayton, Ohio
Sunday, June 2 Ohio USATF 1 Hour Race Walk Championships at 8:30 A.M. Entry Yellow Springs High School
Sunday, June 2 Ohio Race Walk Clinic 1:00 to 4:00 P.M. Add'l Info Yellow Springs High School
Wed., June 5 MVTC ~ Mini Meet #1 ~ 1 mile & 3000M Race Walks Entry Yellow Springs High School
Wed., June 12 MVTC ~ Mini Meet #2 ~ 1 mile Race Walks Entry Yellow Springs High School
Wed., June 19 MVTC ~ Mini Meet #3 ~ 1 mile Race Walks Entry Yellow Springs High School
Sunday June 23 Ohio Junior Olympic Race Walk at 10:00 A.M. Championships Add'l Info Cedarville University
Sat., June 29 Ohio Open & Masters T&F Championships Request Entry Pickerington High School
Wed., July 3 MVTC ~ Mini Meet #4 ~ 1 mile & 3000M Race Walks Entry Yellow Springs High School
Friday, July 19 23rd Annual Miami Valley Open ~ 1 mile & 3000M Race Walks Entry Yellow Springs High School
Sunday, Sept. 8 9th Annual New Albany Walking Classic Entry New Albany, Ohio

This issue of the RW Blast...continue reading

MIAMI VALLEY TC CAMERON HAUGHT THIRD AT USA JUNIORS

Cameron Haught from the Miami Valley Track Club finished 3rd in the Men's 10,000 Meter Race Walk at the 2014 USA Junior National Championships on the Hayward Field Track in Eugene Oregon. Earlier this summer, Cameron walked 12:59.83 for 3,000 meters and broke 2012 Olympian Trevor Barror's All Time High School freshman record. Cameron time of 48:41.99 at the USA Juniors earned him a selection to the USA Team for the "USA vs Canada Dual". The 26th edition of this annual competition takes place August 10th in Vancouver.


Cameron Haught's record breaking 3,000 meter walk took place at the USATF Youth Nationals at Indiana University in Bloomington on June 24th. Cameron's walk was the 5th fastest time ever walked by a male high school athlete and is a new Ohio High School record.


Cameron will be running cross country for Greenon High school this fall. We wish you continued success next month in Canada and this coming fall.

2014 OHIO RACE WALK COMPETITION SCHEDULE

INDOORS

Jan 24th  – 3,000m RW for M&W @ University of Findlay
Jan 26th – Youth Indoor Regionals – Purdue University, Lafayette, Indiana
Feb 7th  – 3,000m RW M&W @ Cedarville University
Feb 8th  – 1 mile RW – HS M&W only @ Cedarville Univ.
Feb 15th – 3,000m RW& 1 mile RW – @ Goshen College (Indiana)
Feb 15th – USA 1 Mile Indoor RW Championships - Millrose Games, NYC
Feb 22nd and 23rd – USA Indoor T&F Championships – 3,000m RW – Albuquerque, NM
Mar 9th - USATF Youth Indoor Champ, 3,000m RW, Hyattsville, MD
Mar 15th – New Balance HS Indoor T&F Nationals – 1 mile RW – NYC
Mar 16th – USATF Masters Indoor T&F Champs – Reggie Lewis Center, Boston, MA.

 OUTDOORS

March 29th – 5,000m RW – Goshen College, Goshen, Indiana
March 29th – 5,000m RW – Lindsay Wilson University, Kentucky
March 30th – USA World Cup Trials 10k (JR M&W) & 20k (Open M&W), Whiting, NJ
April 26th – Penn Relays Olympic Development Race Walks (5k & 10k), Franklin Field, Philadelphia
May 9th  – 800m RW – Bulldog Invitational Meet – Yellow Springs HS
 
Sunday, May 11th – Mother’s Day
27th Annual  Jack Mortland Race Walks, Eastwood Lake Park, Dayton, Ohio
&
USA 10k Race Walk Nationals ~ Results
USATF Ohio 10k Race Walk Championships ~ Results
 
Jun 1 at 8:30 a.m. – Ohio USATF 1 Hour  RW Champs – Yellow Springs HS ~ Results
Jun 4 – Miami Valley Open #1 – 1 mile RW – Yellow Springs HS
Jun 11 – Miami Valley Open T&F Meet  #2 – 3,000m RW – YS HS
Jun 14 – Ohio Development Meet – 1500m RW - Chillicothe, Ohio
Jun 18 – Miami Valley Open #3 – 3000m RW – Yellow Springs HS
Jun 22 – Ohio USATF Junior Olympic Champs (1500m & 3000m) – Cedarville Univ.
Jun 24 – USATF Youth (age group) Nationals (1500m & 3000m) – Bloomington, IN.
June 25 - Miami Valley Open - 1 mile RW - Yellow Springs HS
June 28 - Ohio USATF Masters T&F Championships 3000m RW - Columbus, Ohio
July 2  – 24th Annual Miami Valley Open T&F Meet @ YS HS (1 mile & 3k RW)
Jul 5 & 6 – USATF Junior Nationals (Ages 15 to 19) 10000m RW– Eugene, Oregon
Jul 13  - Region V JO Champs - 1500m & 3000m RW, Laidley Field, Charlestown, WV
July 17-20 – USATF Masters National T&F Championships – Winston-Salem, NC
Jul 21-22  - USA Junior Olympic National Championships - 1500m & 3000m RW, Houston, TX
For information on any of these events contact Peter Dierauer at: peter@dieraueronline.com
 

2013 NATIONAL SENIOR GAMES, CLEVELAND, OHIO ~ RACE WALK CHAIR'S REPORT

Carolee Stephens, the 2013 National Senior Games Race Walk Chair, conducted a well organized series of race walk events at this years National Senior Olympic Games in Cleveland Ohio. Carolee has filed a detail report that all race walk event chairs and officials should at least read if ot copy and file for future use. Please take the time to read Carolee's Report.

2013 USA OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS AT DRAKE UNIVERSITY

Congratulations to Susan Randall of the Miami Valley Track Club for her 7th place finish in the Senior Women's 20 kilometer Race Walk at the 2013 USA Outdoor Championships at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. Susan completed the 20K race walk in 1:49:31.48. For a complete list of results visit the USATF National Event web page

 

RACE WALK CLINIC

A Race Walk Clinic will be held for all interested athletes in Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and West Virginia on Sunday, June 2nd at Yellow Springs High School from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Clinic will be taught by some of the top athletes and coaches in the USA. This will be a free event.


The Clinic will also provide basic event information so that athletes can compete in all race walks conducted as part of the Miami Valley TC's Wednesday evening series of mini-meets in June and July as well as USATF Junior Olympic Competitions.


Information on College Scholarships for race walking as well as international competition opportunities in Race Walking as a member of a USATF National team will also be discussed ~ with handouts provided.


For more info contact Coach Vince Peters at mv_tc@sbcglobal.net.  

NORTH REGION USATF 20K RACE WALK CHAMPIONSHIPS & OHIO ASSOCIATION 20K RW CHAMPIONSHIPS

The 26th Annual Jack Mortland 5K ~ 10K ~ 20K Competitive Walks will be the site for the 2013 North Region USATF 20K Men's and Women's Race Walk Championships and the Ohio Association 20K Men's and Women's Race Walk Championships on Sunday, May 5th at Eastwood MetroPark in Dayton, Ohio. The races are sanctioned by Ohio Association of USATF. Return the application to the Miami Valley Track Club.


 



NATIONAL SENIOR GAMES ARE COMING TO OHIO

The 2013 National Senior Games are coming to the Greater Cleveland Area July 19 thru August, 2013. The Senior games involve athletes 50 years of age and older, competing in 19 different sports including track & field, road racing and race walking.Visit the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission webpage for further information.


Race Walk events are scheduled over two days, July 30 (1500 metes) on the track at Baldwin Wallace University and July 31 (5000 meters) on the roads in Downtown Cleveland. Visit the NSGA Race Walk website for more information.


The National Senior Games are not a USATF sanctioned event.

2012 OHIO SENIOR GAMES ~ RACE WALK RESULTS

Congratulations to all that competed at the 2012 Ohio Senior Games. Race walk results can be found at http://www.ohioseniorolympics.org/index.php?p=85.
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