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Division III state track: Elmwood's Strausbaugh 7th in 1,600 (6-8-13) PDF Print E-mail
Written by Kevin Gordon Sentinel Assistant Sports Editor   
Saturday, 08 June 2013 11:35
Elmwood's Lorne Strausbaugh (middle) competes in the boys 1600 meter run during OHSAA State Track and Field Championships June 8, 2013 at Jesse Owens Memorial Track in Columbus, Ohio. Strausbaugh finished 7th in the Division 3 event. (Photo: Enoch Wu/Sentinel-Tribune)
Elmwood's Lorne Strausbaugh (middle) competes in the boys 1600 meter run during OHSAA State Track and Field Championships June 8, 2013 at Jesse Owens Memorial Track in Columbus, Ohio. Strausbaugh finished 7th in the Division 3 event. (Photo: Enoch Wu/Sentinel-Tribune)
COLUMBUS — Lorne Strausbaugh finished his career in style Saturday.
The Elmwood senior finished seventh to earn All-Ohio honors in the 1,600 during the Division III state high school track and field meet at Ohio State University’s Jesse Owens Stadium.
Strausbaugh had a time of 4:22.42 after entering the state meet with the 10th-fastest regional time of the 16 state qualifiers. MEET RESULTS PHOTO GALLERY
The top eight finishers in each event at state earn All-Ohio honors and are recognized on the awards podium.
“My freshman year, I was the worst kid on the cross country team and to come this far means a lot,” said Strausbaugh, whose regional time was 4:28.01.
Tri-Village senior Clayton Murphy won the state title in 4:11.72 to break the state-meet record of 4:12.93 set last year.
St. Thomas Aquinas senior Cory Glines — who set the state-meet record last year — was second in 4:11.83. McDonald senior Patrick Kunkel was third in 4:13.02. The top three were the only runners to break 4:20.
Strausbaugh was around seventh place most of the race.
“I was hoping I wouldn’t get gapped by that front pack,” Strausbaugh said. “I had more left that last 200 than I imagined. (The race) went very fast.
“I was pretty pleased with how it happened. I didn’t expect to beat a lot of the kids that I beat today. I had a good day at the right time.”
Elmwood senior Alex Jasso finished 13th in the 800 with a time of 2:00.08.
Last Updated on Saturday, 08 June 2013 17:52
 

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