Brad Korte places 5th at OHSAA State Track & Field Championships
Brad Korte places 5th at OHSAA State Track & Field Championships

COLUMBUS — Kalida had an impressive showing at the 2019 state track meet at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium over the weekend. Josh Verhoff took first in the boys 200-meter dash with a time of 21.39, a new state record, and finished second in the 100-meter.

“I feel pretty good and had some great competition,” Verhoff said. “I felt good running back-to-back days. My legs were a little tired but nothing that could slow me down a lot. I’m happy and it was a great race today.”

The Lady Wildcat 4x100-meter relay team also brought home a state title after posting a time of 49.70. The team includes Hannah Berheide, Abby Magg, McKayla Magg and Brenna Smith.

“There was a lot of tough competition,” Berheide said. “The girl in first fell and gave us a chance for the win. We had to push really hard and I’m proud of my teammates.”

The Kalida relay team was the top seed going into the finals on Saturday and held on for a photo finish.

“It still doesn’t feel real,” said Abby Magg. “Watching Hannah cross the finish line was surreal — it was so much fun.”

Nelaya Burden of Spencerville finished third in the girls 100-meter hurdles. Her time of 14.93 was enough to land her on the podium at the state meet.

“This is something that you just have to take in,” Burden said. “Placing third in the state meet is not a bad thing, it’s something a lot of people do not get to experience. I’m excited that I have a whole year left and I am going to work hard through the winter months and prepare.”

Burden placed seventh in the girls 300-meter hurdles with a time of 46.38.

Brayden Ladd of St. John’s placed 10th in the boys shot put and 17th in the discus throw. Addison Mueller ended run at state in the girls long jump with a distance of 15-07.00 for a 13th place finish.

Quinley Schlagbaum of Ottoville advanced to finals in the girls 300-meter hurdles and placed sixth with a time of 46.26. She finished ninth in the preliminaries on Friday.

Alyssa Ellerbrock of Columbus Grove placed fourth in the 3,200-meter run with a time of 11:17.07 and Rylee Sybert finished fourth in the girls 200-meter dash.

Columbus Grove

4. Girls 3,200-meter run - Alyssa Ellerbrock 11:17.07 (Finals)

4. Girls 200-meter dash - Rylee Sybert 26.00 (Finals)

6. Girls discus throw - Madisyn Magg 130-03 (Finals)

6. Girls 100-meter dash - Rylee Sybert 12.84 (Finals)

10. Girls 3,200-meter run - Erin Downing 11:57.24 (Finals)

12. Boys 4x800-meter relay 8:16.01 (Prelims)

13. Boys pole vault - Gabe Clement 13-00 (Finals)

16. Girls 4x800-meter relay 10:03.00 (Finals)

16. Girls shot put - Madisyn Magg 33-11.00 (Finals)

18. Boys 1,600-meter run - Caleb Stechschulte 4:40.91 (Finals)

St. John’s

10. Boys shot put - Brayden Ladd 50-06.75 (Finals)

13. Girls long jump - Addison Mueller 15-07 (Finals)

17. Boys discus throw - Brayden Ladd 132-08 (Finals)


1. Boys 200-meter dash - Josh Verhoff 21.39 (Finals)

1. Girls 4x100-meter relay 49.70 (Finals)

2. Boys 100-meter dash - Josh Verhoff 10.97 (Finals)

5. Girls 200-meter dash - Hannah Berheide 26.10 (Finals)

8. Girls 1,600-meter run - Kenzie Fortman 5:15.35 (Finals)

9. Boys 4x200-meter relay 1:32.62 (Finals)


5. Boys long jump - Brad Korte 21-10.50 (Finals)

11. Boys 4x800-meter relay 8:14.97 (Finals)

14. Boys 4x200-meter relay 1:32.98 (Prelims)


6. Girls 300-meter hurdles - Quinley Schlagbaum 46.26 (Finals)


3. Girls 100-meter hurdles - Nelaya Burden 14.93 (Finals)

7. Girls 300-meter hurdles - Nelaya Burden 46.38 (Finals)

11. Girls 4x100-meter relay 50.67 (Prelims)

18. Girls 100-meter dash - Nelaya Burden DNS (Prelims)

Van Wert

5. Girls shot put - Kirsten Clay 40-01.25 (Finals)

16. Girls 800 run - Phillips 2:25.29 (Finals)