Columbus - All season long, the Warren boys track team dominated its competition in the Mid-Ohio Valley.
Through district and regional, the Warriors stayed dominant but went into the state meet with something to prove. Warren finished with 35 points as a team Saturday at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium to place third overall and crowned six All-Ohioans in six events over two days.
“I never would’ve thought in my track career we’d have, one, this many people at state, and two, we’d all be finishing as high as we are,” said Warren junior Justin Lough. “It’s been amazing competing so dominantly around our area but also to know we’re not just ‘MOV’ good. We’re ‘state-of-Ohio’ good.”
Lough was all-state in the 300 hurdles and the 4×400. He placed fourth in the 300 after finishing fifth last season. He clocked in at 38.49, with the top three hurdlers notching sub-38 second times.
“It was a really tough race,” Lough said. “Two of the boys (ahead of me) are juniors, are my age, so I’ve got them next year to deal with. That’s exciting to know I’ll have to fight for it next year.