JORDAN BAITH

Firestone, track and field

Baith, a junior, is a Division I state qualifier in the discus for the second year in a row. She won a regional title at Austintown Fitch with a throw of 149-5 after placing first in the event with a meet- and stadium-record throw of 147-10 in the district meet at Nordonia. She also won the City Series championship with a meet-record throw of 133-5.

 

AUSTIN HINZMAN

Coventry, track and field

Hinzman, a senior, won a Division II regional title at Austintown Fitch in the high jump (6-4) and placed second in the long jump (21-2½) to advance to the state meet. He also won district titles in the high jump (6-2) and long jump (22-0), and was a Portage Trail Conference Metro Division champion in the high jump (6-0) and was second in the long jump (21-8¼).

 

YIANNI SKERIOTIS

Jackson, baseball

Skeriotis, a senior pitcher, helped Jackson (26-3) advance to a Division I regional semifinal with Walsh Jesuit (25-3) by posting a 10-0 record this season with a 0.00 ERA and 47 strikeouts in 52 innings. He is 28-0 in his high school career for the Polar Bears, who have tournament wins over Boardman, Lake and North Canton Hoover in 2019.

 

MOLLY STECKER

Hudson, track and field

Stecker, a junior, is a Division I state qualifier for the second year in a row in the high jump after winning a regional title at Austintown Fitch with a jump of 5-8. She also won the event in the district meet (5-6) and in the Suburban League National Conference championship (a meet-record 5-8).

 

BRAD YATES

Twinsburg, track and field

Yates, a senior, is a Division I state qualifier for the second year in a row in the pole vault. He won a regional title by clearing 14-0 at Austintown Fitch after placing third in the district meet (12-8) and first in the Suburban League National Conference championship (14-9).

 

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