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2020 Outdoor Track and Field Season Launches with 2019 Grand Prix Awards

The Ohio Association of USA Track & Field, the National Governing Body of our sport in the United States, is looking forward with great excitement and anticipation to the 2020 outdoor track and field season. As we launch the 2020 season, let’s take a quick look back at 2019 and recognize the 2019 Ohio Association Grand Prix Awardees.

The USA Track & Field Ohio Association Grand Prix is an annual series of track and field meets where every competitor placing in the top eight in his or her event in each meet in the series scores points. Points scored in each of the Grand Prix series meets are totaled at the end of the season. The top three points scorers in each of eight age/gender divisions receive Grand Prix Awards. The individual achieving the high aggregate score during the season also receives the Grand Champion Award.

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The 2020 Grand Prix Series schedule.


Looking for a Track & Field Meet this Summer,
Potomac Valley is Looking for You

The Potomac Valley Association is hosting a “High Performance” Track & Field Meet on July 20 in Landover Maryland. The Potomac Valley “High Performance” meet is looking for competitors ages 14 and up. This includes both the “Open” and “Masters” competitors. Download the meet flyer or information sheet for additional information. Registration is easy to complete thru DirectAthletics.com.

Looking for a Track & Field Meet?

Are you looking for an opportunity to put your training to the test? Check out the Ohio Association's Upcoming Events webpage for a list of Ohio Association Clubs that are having meets this spring and summer. Many of these meets are open to Youth, Masters and Open competitors. Check it out today and download the meet flyer.

2017 Ohio Track & Field Schedule

Columbus Track & Field Classic at Pickerington North High School on Sunday, May 21. For additional information visit the New World Track Club webpage or email them at newworldtrack@gmail.com. This meet is open to Youth, Open Athletes and Masters. Online entry thru Coach O.

New World Summer Classic at Pickerington North High School on Friday June 9 and Saturday June 10. For additional information visit the New World Track Club webpage or email them at newworldtrack@gmail.com. This meet includes a combined events competition and is open to Youth, Open Athletes and Masters. Online entry thru Coach O.

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.

Matt DeChant Competes at USA Indoors

Matt DeChant, four year letterman from The Ohio State University, competed in the Men’s Shot Put at the 2016 USATF Indoor Championships at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland Oregon. This year’s USATF Indoor Championships, March 11 & 12, served as the selection event for the IAAF World Indoor Championships the following weekend, also in Portland. Matt, currently competing unattached, finished a strong fourth with a put of 19.48 meters (63’-11.00”). Matt had a series of 18.74m; 19.48m; 19.22m; 18.98m; 18.42m; 18.86m.

DeChant continues to improve each year. At the 2015 USATF Indoors in Boston, Matt finished sixth with a 18.51 meters (60’-8.75” ) and then followed that with a 18.66 meters (61’-02.75”) at the 2015 USATF Senior Outdoor Championships at historical Hayward Field in Eugene. Matt is currently fourth on the all-time best list at The Ohio State with a put of 64’-2.50”.

Expect to see Matt at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials this summer, July 1 thru 10. Maybe his second trip to Hayward Field will be the venue that he breaks the 20 meter mark.

2016 Working Domestic International Calendar

Ohio and Lake Erie Do Well at USATF Outdoor Championships

The 2015 USATF Outdoor Championships and the USATF Junior Outdoor Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene Oregon saw 24 Ohio Association members and 12 Lake Erie Association members compete at these championships.

Athletes competing in the USATF Outdoor Championships earn spots on the 2015 IAAF World Championships team set for August 22-30 in Beijing, China, as well as on the Pan Am Games, Thorpe Cup, Pan Am Juniors and NACAC Championships teams.

The 2015 USATF Outdoor Championships saw Ohio Association athletes, (16 individuals), earned a 3rd place (Jacob Blankenship) in the Men’s Pole Vault, a 4th place Clayton Murphy) in the Men’s 800 meters and a 7th place (Brooke Pleger) in the Women’s Hammer Throw. The Lake Erie Association members, (8 individuals), earned a 3rd place (A.G. Kruger) and a 4th place (Matthias Tayala) in the Men’s Hammer and a 6th place (Cory Leslie) in the Men’s 3000 Meter Steeplechase. Ohio and Lake Erie Association Individual Results.

The 2015 USATF Junior Outdoor Championships saw the Ohio Association represented by 8 athletes ranging in age from 16 to 18 years old, earn a 2nd place (Cameron Haught) in the Men’s 10000 Race walk, a 3rd place (John Lint) in the Decathlon, a 4th place in the Women’s High Jump (Loretta Blaut) and Men’s Hammer Throw (Logan Bryer), a 5th place (Jamir Coleman) in the Men’s Long Jump, a 7th place(Emanuel Durden) in the men’s High Jump and 8th place finishes in the Women’s Shot Put (Annette Echikunwoke) and Men’s Discus Throw (Trevor Detillion). The Lake Erie Association was represented by 4 athletes, earned a 1st place (John Maurins) in the Men’s Shot Put, a 2nd place tie (Kristen Denk) in the Women’s Pole Vault and a 6th place (Maurice Harris) finish in the Men’s Discus Throw. Ohio and Lake Erie Association Junior Individual Results.

A special thanks to Matt Weigartdt, USATF Events Manager for his help in gathering this information.


Tyler Brown, a student of Eastern Michigan competed in two events at the IAAF World Junior Championships in Eugene, Oregon. Tyler ran a 47.30 to finish 8th in the Men's 400 Meter Dash. Tyler returned on Day 6 as a member of the USA Gold Medal 4x400 Relay Team of Josephus Lyles, Tyler Brown, Ricky Morgan and Michael Cherry in a time of 3:03.31.

Aaliyah Barnes was a member of the qualifying heat of the Women's 4x400 Relay Team (Shakima Wimbley, Felecia Majors, Aaliyah Barnes and Oliva Baker) on Day 5 of the IAAF World Junior Championships. Aaliyah, a student at Ohio State University ran the third leg with an unofficial split of 52.42. The USA Gold Medal 4x400 Team of Shamier Little, Oliva Baker, Shakima Wimbley and Kendal Baisden won with a time of 3:30.42.

Katelyn Daniels, a student at Michigan State competed in Qualification Group A on Day 3 of the IAAF World Junior Championships before a large crowd at Historical Hayward Field. Katelyn had legal throws of 48.39 meters and 48.01 meters (158'-9" and 157'-6"), missing the 12th and final qualifying spot by 0.76 meters. Katelyn's mark placed her 12th overall.

Congratulations to Tyler, Aaliyah and Katelyn for your exceptional representation of your schools, hometowns and the Ohio Association. You are the future Olympians.


Sixteen members of the Ohio Association made the trip to Hayward Field, often called “Tracktown USA” in Eugene Oregon for the opportunity to compete in the 2014 USA Junior National Championships. This year’s championships served as a qualifier for the 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships scheduled for July 22 thru 27 at the same Hayward Field at the University of Oregon.

For those asking, what is the definition of a “Junior”, look no further. From the 2014 USA Competition Rules, a "Junior" classification shall be limited to athletes who are fourteen (14) years or older on the day of competition and will not become twenty (20) years of age during the year of the competition.

Congratulations to all of the above for a great effort. The Ohio Association is very proud. For complete results visit the USATF Junior Outdoor Championships event page.

Clayton J. Murphy, University Akron, 1500m (11th), 3:59.13
Janelle A. Noe, University Toledo, 1500m (11th), 4:47.29
Sam T. Wharton, Stanford, 5000m (5th), 14:33.81
John R. Lint, The Flying J’s Track Club, 400m Hurdles (4th), 51.72
Marince D. Bauman, Unattached, 400m Hurdles; 1:02.86
Desmond J. Palmer, University Pittsburgh, 400m Hurdles (8th), 54.28
Julissa Poullet, Otterbein University, 3000m Steeplechase (8th), 11:32.83
Cameron L. Haught, Miami Valley Track Club, 10,000m Race Walk (3rd) 48:41.99
Tyler Brown, Eastern Michigan, 400m (1st) 45.74, Team USA Roster Member
Aaliyah Barnes, Ohio State University, 400m (5th), 53.74, Team USA Roster Member
Daniella G. Johnson, Track & Field Factory, 400m, 56.91
Katelyn Daniels, Michigan State, Shot Put (3rd), 15.29 meters
Elijah A. Talk, Unattached, Shot Put (13th), 16.93 meters
Aaron J. Zedella, Ohio state University, Shot Put (6th), 18.18 meters
Katelyn Daniels, Michigan State, Discus (2nd), 53.26 meters, Team USA Roster Member
Dylan Dyke, Ohio State University, Hammer (20th), 52.77 meters
Clayton J. Jury, Unattached, Hammer, NM



A pre-season endurance training experience for men and women participating in cross country and/or middle and long distance running. Coach Doug Watts of Edinboro University of Pennsylvania will open the Edinboro Distance Village July 20 thru July 25, 2014. Download the Registration Application today. Early registration ends June 10, 2014.


Congratulations to OSU Alumnus and Columbus Run Club member, Jake Edwards on his 3:53:56 1500 meter performance at the 2014 USA Track & Field Championships at the Albuquerque Convention Center. Read more about Jake Edwards at Competitor Running.


The Ohio Association had 13 of it's members represent the association at the 2013 USA Outdoor Championships at Drake University in Des Moines Iowa. Ohio Association Athletes brought home 2 ~ 4th place metals, 1 ~ 6th place metals and 2 ~ 7th place metals. A complete list of results for the Ohio Association members has been posted. Congratulations to all Ohio Association Member Competitors. For complete results visit the USATF National Events web page.


When and Where: June 8th, 2013 at Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Indiana.

Eligibility: USATF members and clubs from the following Associations are eligible to score in this meet: Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Lake Erie, Michigan, Ohio, West Virginia and Wisconsin. Athletes who are not members of these Associations may compete as guests but will not officially score in the championships.

Age Divisions: Ages of athlete on June 8, 2013. Open (14-29) and Masters (30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69.............)

Entry Fees: All entries must be submitted online. There will be no onsite registration. Visit www.Indiana.usatf.org to enter this meet.  


The Ohio Association had 6 members represent the association at the 2013 USA Indoor National Championships in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This year’s indoor championships include the USA Indoor Combined Events Championships. Congratulations to the following Ohio Association competitors:

Derrick M. Vicars         Findlay, Ohio               Men’s Shot Put               4th (20.93m)
Justin Welch                Luckey, Ohio               Men’s Weight Throw      10th (19.75m)
Cassandra E. Lloyd      Springfield, Ohio          Women’s 60m Hurdles   5th (8.18 sec)
Michael Hartfield          Columbus, Ohio           Men’s Long Jump           2nd (8.85m)
Raven Clay                  Findlay, Ohio               Women’s 60m Hurdles   (8th) 8.29 sec)
Kacia M. Grant             Reynoldsburg, Ohio     Women’s 60m                DNQ (7.82 sec)

For complete results from this year’s USA Indoor National Championships and the USA Indoor Combined Event Championships can be found on the USATF National Website.


The Ohio Association was well represented at the 2012 USA Olympic Trials. There were 16 Ohio Association members that competed in Eugene Oregon for a chance to represent the USA at the Olympics in London England. The Miami Valley Track Club had four representatives. All in all, the Ohio Association performed very well, receiving one first place finish, two fourth place finishes and one fifth place finish. Congratulations to all that went to Eugene to compete, and in particular, a special congratulations to Hyleas Fountain on her first place finish (6419 points) in the Women’s Heptathlon. For a list of Ohio Association member competitors and their results at the Olympic Team Trials, click here. In addition, a complete list of the final results for the 2012 USA Olympic Team Trials can be found here: www.usatf.org/Events---Calendar/2012/U-S--Olympic-Team-Trials-TF/Results.aspx



The Ohio Association had 22 members represent the association at the 2012 USA Junior National Championships in Bloomington, Indiana and a chance to represent the USA at the World Junior Championships in Barcelona, Spain. The Ohio Association had three clubs represented. They were the Miami Valley TC, the Burn Vault Club and the Pacesetters Track Club. Alyssa McBride won a third place finish in the Women’s Pole Vault (4.00 meters) and Jacob Blankenship of the Burn Vault Club earned a third place finish in the Men’s Pole Vault (5.10 meters). For a list of Ohio Association member competitors and their results, click here. A complete list of the final results for the 2012 USA Junior Nationals can be found here: http://www.usatf.org/Events---Calendar/2012/USA-Junior-Outdoor-Track---Field-Championships/Results.aspx