Zallow, Smith set marks; Fitch boys take Optimist title

Zallow, Smith set marks; Fitch boys take title

Staff report


Warren JFK’s Chad Zallow matched the state record in the 110-meter hurdles and the host Austintown Fitch boys track team had another big day at Saturday’s Optimist meet.

Zallow, a Youngstown State recruit, ran a 13.79 in the 110-meter hurdles, breaking a 23-year-old meet record in the event and matching the 22-year-old Division III record.

Cleveland East Tech’s Willie Hibler held the meet record (13.92) while Fremont St. Joseph C.C.’s Kevin Huntley holds the Division III record. Zallow also won the 300 hurdles on Saturday.

Fitch senior Joe Harrington won the 200 and finished second in the 100 to lead the Falcons to the team title in the 56-team event, edging Mentor Lake Catholic 55-50.

Warren JFK was fifth with 36 points.

Senior teammate Dylan Latone, a YSU recruit, finished second in the pole vault and was one of three vaulters to clear 15 feet, 6 inches.

The previous meet record was 15-0 1/4, set in 2007 by Wadsworth’s Kenny Owens.

McDonald senior Christian Smith threw 198-10 in the discus to break the meet record of 198-1 set by Salem’s Anthony Shivers two years ago. Smith also placed second in the shot put.

On the girls side, Warren Harding’s Aisha Jackson (100 hurdles), Justice Richardson (100) and Gariana Bercheni (300 hurdles) each won events to lead the Raiders to a runner-up finish out of 43 teams.

Harding finished with 72.33 points, while Solon was first with 78.33.

Fitch’s 4x200 relay of Makaila Barbel, Eva Rivera, Tyra Barnes and Ebony Davis placed first, while Falcon Lauren Dolak won the 800. Fitch finished eighth in the team standings.

Cardinal Mooney freshman Autumn Desantis won the high jump with a leap of 5-2.

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