COLUMBUS — Dynesty Ervin has some memories of her childhood. It was when she was around 7 years old.
Her father, Anthony Johnson, was there coaching the young and soon-to-be LaBrae High School sprinter.
“He’s been with me since day one, pushing me and making sure I never give up,”Ervin said.
Johnson has been her sprint coach. On Saturday, he and the rest of the people attending the Division III state meet at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium saw the LaBrae sprinter finish second in the girls 200-meter dash and third in the 100.
“It felt great,” she said. ” All my hard work and dedication paid off. My next chapter is college.”
She’s competing at Cleveland State University next season.
Ervin wasn’t satisfied with her 100 time of 12.52 seconds.
The All-American Conference is an OHSAA-sanctioned league, created in 2008 as the result of the merger between the Trumbull Athletic Conference and the Metro Athletic Conference in Ohio. The league has 21 different member schools, with 17 sports offered throughout fall, winter and spring sports seasons.