The Greater Miami Conference recently honored many Mason student athletes for their success in track and field. Multiple athletes were honored more than once and several relay teams were also honored.
Several of the student athletes will also compete at the state meet Friday and Saturday to be held at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium at Ohio State University in Columbus.
Individually, on the boys’ side, junior Alex Notton (1600-meter run), senior Josh Dooley (100-meter dash) and junior Asad Maiden (110-meter hurdles) will be competing at state. In those same events, Notton and Maiden were selected to the all-GMC first team. Dooley, meanwhile, was selected all-GMC third team in the long jump and was honorable mention in the 100-meter dash.
Maiden was also selected to the all-GMC second team for the 300-meter hurdles, as well as for the high jump. Other individual athletes, who were recognized by the GMC include sophomore Tim Clark (3200-meter run, first team), senior Leslie Pil (pole vault, first team), senior Juan Cummings (200-meter dash, second team), senior Michael Mumma (800-meter run, second team), senior Ted Liu (200-meter dash, honorable mention) and sophomore Zac Thompson (3200-meter run, honorable mention).
The Mason boys’ squad will also be represented at the state meet in both the 4×400-meter and 4×800-meter relay teams. The 4×400 team (senior Adam Court, senior Zach Taylor, sophomore Ethan Valentine, junior Robert Diehl) and the 4×800 team (Valentine, Mumma, Notton and junior Paul D’Hyver de las Deses) were selected to the all-GMC first team.
The 4×100 (Dooley, Court, Diehl and junior Billy Chanatry) and 4×200 (Chanatry, Dooley, Liu, Cummings) relay teams were also honored by the GMC. The 4×100 was selected to the all-GMC second team, while the 4×200 team had first-team honors.
Individually, on the girls’ side, Taylor Reid (100-meter and 300-meter hurdles) and Jenny Nelson (pole vault) will be competing at this week’s state meet. Reid was selected to the all-GMC second team in each event, while Nelson received third-team honors.
Other individual athletes, who were recognized by the GMC include junior Olivia Gaus (800-meter run, first team), senior Monica Lake (1600-meter run, first team; and 800-meter run, second team), sophomore Jordan Horning (high jump, first team; and 300-meter hurdles, honorable mention), senior Ivy Beddow (400-meter dash, honorable mention), sophomore Ashley Brown (shot put, honorable mention), sophomore Taylor Sheppard (discus, honorable mention) and junior Sydney Sloan (pole vault, honorable mention).
The Mason girls’ team will also be represented at the state meet in the 4×100 (freshman BreAuna Keys, senior Kera Lamotte, sophomore Benria White and sophomore C.C. Wilson), 4×400 (Beddow, Gaus, freshman Emily Calvani, and freshman Delaney McDowell) 4×800-meter (Gaus, McDowell, Lake and senior Bridget McElhenny) relay events. The 4×100 relay team was given honorable mention by the GMC, the 4×400 relay team was selected to the all-GMC second team and the 4×800 was named first team all-GMC.
The 4×200 relay team (Beddow, Calvani, Wilson and senior Kera Lamotte) was also given honorable mention recognition by the GMC.