Boys Varsity Track, Girls Varsity Track · Damian Jackson and Austin Hinzman Finish as Regional Champions and State Meet Qualifiers; Ashley Martinez Also Qualifies for State Meet


Junior Damian Jackson, senior Austin Hinzman, and junior Ashley Martinez all punched their ticket to the State Track meet in Columbus this past weekend at the Regional Meet at Austintown Fitch. Jackson finished as Regional Champion in the 110 hurdles and Hinzman finished as Regional Champion in the high jump. Martinez qualified by finishing 4th in the 300 hurdles.

The boys 4×2 of juniors Ravel Ray, Derrick Brown, Malik Shaver, and Justin Christian and the boys 4×1 of junior Marcus Sims, Brown, senior Zach Rankin, and Hinzman both finished in 8th, narrowly missing out on a berth for the State Meet.

Jackson, Hinzman, and Martinez join junior Jimmie Painter as the 4 state meet qualifiers for the track team. Martinez is the first girl to qualify for the State Meet in over 10 years. Competition begins Friday at Jesse Owens Stadium in Columbus.