Sophomore Micah Beckwith earned All-Ohio honors in two seated events at the OHSAA State Championship at Jesse Owens Stadium on the campus of The Ohio State University.
Beckwith has earned All-Ohio status in all four seated events the past two seasons.
Beckwith began the weekend on Friday morning by placing ninth overall in the seated shot put. Beckwith also had a prelim in the seated 800 and then endured a four hour weather delay before his other prelims were cancelled. Saturday morning Beckwith placed ninth overall in the seated 800, later that day he placed 8th in the seated 400-earning his first medal of the day. Beckwith finished the day in the late afternoon with an 8th place finish in the seated 100 wrapping up his second medal, and second straight year being All Ohio in the seated 100.
“Micah had a long weekend,” explained Spartan Head Coach John Phillips. “He was at the track over 11 hours on Friday due to the weather delay and then another 8 hours on Saturday. Despite all of that, he put together a very impressive weekend and is an All-Ohioan for the second straight year.”
Junior David Merdich competed Saturday afternoon in the Division I shot put. Merdich finished 17th overall, and was named Academic All-Ohio for 2019. Merdich is the All American Conference and Northeast District Champion for 2019 in the shot put.
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.