Northeast Ohio high school wins both boys and girls state track championships

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COLUMBUS, OH – For just the fourth time in Ohio State Athletic Association history, the same school has won both the boys and girls titles in the state track championships, and it’s a school from northeast Ohio: St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Louisville!

St. Thomas Aquinas Boys State Champ Track Team (Photo courtesy: OHSAA)

St. Thomas Aquinas Boys State Champ Track Team (Photo courtesy: OHSAA)

St. Thomas Aquinas Girls State Champ Track Team (Photo courtesy: OHSAA)

St. Thomas Aquinas Girls State Champ Track Team (Photo courtesy: OHSAA)

 

 

 

 

 

Both their boys and girls teams took first place in the Division III State Track Championships, held in Columbus Friday and Saturday. It’s the girls’ second straight state championship and the boys’ first.  The boys finished just one point ahead of the second-place winner!

Aquinas’ Kalee Soehnlen won her second straight title in the 800 meter run. She also was on the Aquinas winning 800 relay team with sister Kacee and teammates Emma Pusateri and Rachael Adams.

Athena Welsh of Aquinas became the second Stark County runner to sweep the distance races at the state meet, winning for the third straight time in the 1,600-meter run and the first time in the 3,200.

Aquinas’ Jacob Caniford won his first state individual title in the boys’ 1,600.

Congratulations to all the fast feet in Louisville!