By William

ELYRIA – The Elyria Christian track/field teams look to make some noise at the Class 1A State Track Meet on Saturday, especially in the girls division where they will be competing in nine events.

“We are looking forward to competing on Saturday,” explained Eagle head coach Zach Goodrich. “I am proud of each individual and the work they have put in as they prepare.”

For the Lady Eagles, they will be led by Olivia Peters who will be running the 100, 200, and 400 meters after winning all three at the regional meet. Olivia is ranked in the top five of each event coming out of the regionals and along with Kayla Peters looks to make some noise on Saturday. Kayla also won two events at the regionals and ranks in the top five of two state events as well, running in the 1,600 meters and doing the high jump.

Coach Goodrich acknowledged the work of the Lady Eagles when he added, “Olivia (Peters) has had a strong season and is looking to put together a solid performance at state. Her dedication to improving this season has been outstanding while Kayla (Peters) has also improved meet after meet, and we are excited to watch her compete on this stage as well.”

Concluding his pre-state meet reflections, Goodrich pointed out, “Our pole vaulter, Ashley Koehn, has been terrific all season and growing with each outing. This is her first year in the event and she has consistently trusted the process of practice and hope to score a personal record in this final meet of the year. Our relay teams have been competitive all season and the hope is to put some of our better times together in both the 4×400 and 4×800 meter relays.”

Also competing at state on Saturday will be one Eagle as Grant Peters will run the 110 meter hurdles.


ELYRIA CHRISTIAN LADY EAGLES (Ranking Out of Regionals) =

4×800 Meter Relay = Team of Ashley Koehn, Macy Reiff, Megan Koehn, & Olivia Clark (15).

100 Meters = Olivia Peters (5).

1,600 Meters = Kayla Peters (7).

400 Meters = Olivia Peters (4).

200 Meters = Olivia Peters (4).

4×400 Meter Relay = Team of Kayla Peters, Macy Reiff, Olivia Clark, & Olivia Peters (15).

High Jump = Kayla Peters (3).

Javelin = Ryland Hawkinson (16).

Pole Vault = Ashley Koehn (15).

ELYRIA CHRISTIAN EAGLE BOYS (Ranking Out of Regionals) =

110 Meter Hurdles = Grant Peters (16).