Ontario Track Team Hopes To Carry Over Strong Showing At Mehock Relays Through The Rest Of the Season

Ontario Track Team Hopes To Carry Over Strong Showing At Mehock Relays Through The Rest Of the Season

COPELAND FIELD, ONTARIO, OH- The Ontario Track Team is getting ready for their next track meet which is scheduled for Tuesday afternoon at home. A three-way meet against Clear Fork and Wooster at 4:30 pm. The Warriors are coming off a good performance Saturday at the Mehock Relays. In the girl’s shot put, the Warriors went one and two with Bree Mills winning and Jahlaya Rimpert finishing second. Mills says she hopes to get beyond her personal best and then some.”My lifetime PR is 38’5″ I want to get beyond that and kinda beat the school record which is 43’5″ 44 will be fine for me. “When I step in the circle I usually look down I move my fingers a little bit and I think about my mom and I think about how proud she would be if I threw really far because she is always there next to me.” ” When I step into the circle I just think it’s a goal stay focused and have a mentality to win,” said Jahlaya Rimblert. I mainly focus on position and not watching the ball. In practice, we do many drills just focus on our positioning and how to stay in the circle. Pole Vaulter Brennan Strickler who finished second at the Mehock relays Saturday by going 13’6″ says there is a lot of technique involved in vaulting. “You have to learn it then you to be able to make your body do it. ” A lot of people get scared and stop when they hit the pit you have to be able to go through with each vault,” said Strickler. Speed is probably even more important than my upper body strength because once I get to a 14 foot I got to be going fast enough to make it go verticle. When you are pole vaulting a lot of times you are just hanging and swinging so it does not take a ton of upper body strength some pole vaulters are really skinny, but it does take a little bit of strength but speed is really important”800-meter runner Miles Meisee who was third at the Mehock Relays in 2:02.2 is hoping to get under two minutes. “We talked about this (Meghan Willke distance coach) she wants me to go a:60 on the first lap and then:59 the second lap. I think I can do it I’ve been putting in the hard work.” After Tuesday’s three-way meet the team will take part in the Forrest Pruner Invite at Crestview on Friday at 4 pm.