EAST GIRLS MAKE LAKOTA HISTORY BOOKS!
Lakota East girls track team became State Champions for the 1st time in school history on June 1st at the OHSAA State Track and Field Championships. It was an outstanding day at Jesse Ownes Stadium for these young ladies. They fought and competed across the board.
Jada Bouyer made it to state competing in the high jump in her first and only year of track. She finished 9th just missing the podium. We are extremely proud of our ladies 4x400m relay team making it to state after smashing the school record with a time of (3:55.54) at the regional qualifier. This team of Joi Terry, Heather Strauss, Leighton Heiner, Danni Stoughton finished 10th overall.
This historical day started with Azariyah Bryant and Camiyah James. Azariyah took 3rd in the Girls Long Jump with a new PR of 18-05.25. She’s just a freshman. Camiyah also had a great day placing 4th in the Girls Long Jump with a new PR of 17-11.75. She’s just a sophomore.
Not many teams can boast that they have two of the fastest runners in the state nor two of the top sprinters in the country. Lakota East has had three sprinters walk through these hallways who are ranked Top 5 All-Time in the 100 meter and 200-meter dashes to come out of the southwest region. Autumn Heath did it in 2014 when she became 100m State champion and 200m State runner up). Now there’s Kaylyn Heath and Serena Clark. Both making their mark in Ohio as well as Lakota East history.
Kaylyn Heath won the state title in the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.93 into a negative (-2.7) headwind while Serena Clark was runner-up in the 100m dash running 12.12. Dominate performances by these two. Our Girls 4x200m relay squad (Dawn Hilton, Danni Stoughton, Azariya Bryant, Camiyah James) was State runner-up with a time of 1:39.32, which sets the new school and Lakota district record.
Serena Clark ran 24.09 into a negative (-0.8) headwind to win the girls 200m dash final while Kaylyn finished 5th with a time 24.77.
Our Girls 4x100m relay (Dawn Hilton, Kaylyn Heath, Azariyah Bryant, Serena Clark) broke the school, Lakota district, Division 1, Stadium, and the STATE record (45.99 held by an AMAZING Reynoldsburg team since 2012) when they ran 45.82🔥
The Girls team are set to compete at the New Balance Nationals Outdoor Championship this weekend in Greensboro, NC. Rodney Heath Jr is also scheduled to compete at the New Balance Nationals Outdoor Championship.
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE ATHLETES AND COACHES FOR A SEASON TO REMEMBER!