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Solon's Alexis Stover (right) fouls North Canton Hoover's Kelsey Lensman as she drives to the basket in the first quarter of their Division I regional championship game at the Canton Civic Center on Friday. (Michael Chritton/Akron Beacon Journal)
North Canton Hoover's Marquia Turner (left) drives to the hoop past Twinsburg's Jamie Sanborn during the fourth quarter in thier Division I regional semifinal game last week at the Canton Civic Center. The Vikings won the game 54-39. (Phil Masturzo/Akron Beacon Journal)
Less than 48 hours after he captured a bronze medal in the 800 meters at the Rio Olympics, Clayton Murphy pledged to continue to help raise the national profile of the University of Akron track and field program.