The Boardman High School track and field team had a historic trip to the 2022 OHSAA state track and field championship held last weekend at Jesse Owens Stadium on the campus of Ohio State University.
Prior to this season, Boardman’s boys program never had a relay team make the podium at the state meet. This year, the Spartans 4×100 and 4×200 relay teams ended that streak.
Also, Boardman’s boys program has never had an athlete reach the podium in three separate events during the same state meet; this year Boardman had two achieve that mark, Logan Thompson and Ben Alvarico.
The Spartan 4×200 relay team of seniors Trey DePietro, Ben Alvarico, Cameron Thompson and Logan Thompson placed seventh in the state earning All-Ohio honors and becoming athletes 56,57,58 and 59 in school history to achieve All-Ohio status. A few minutes later, the same quartet placed fifth overall in the 4×100 relay to become the highest placing relay squad in school history. Later, Logan Thompson placed eighth in the 300 hurdles, and Alvarico placed seventh in the 200 meter dash, both becoming the first Spartans to step on the podium three times during the same day at the state meet.
“This group of athletes will be remembered for a long, long time,” said Boardman Head Coach John Phillips. “They are the most successful sprint/hurdle group in the storied history of our program. I can not congratulate them enough and their event coaches Rick Sypert and John DePietro. What a tremendous run they all had, I am extremely proud of them all,” Phillips concluded.
PICTURED: REPRESENTING BOARDMAN HIGH SCHOOL last weekend at the Ohio Prep Track and Field Championships in Columbus were, from left, Cam Thompson, Tommy Nawrocki, Trey DePietro, Brady DiPietro, Brady DePietro and Logan Thompson.
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