Streetsboro freshman wins state title

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Streetsboro freshman Dakari Carter won the Division II state championship in the boys' 100-meter race June 7 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium in Columbus.

Carter was faster than all runners in the finals with a time of 10.83 seconds. The second-fastest time was run by St. Clairsville senior Jaylon Brown at 10.9.

He also placed third in the 200 (22.16) and was part of the seventh-place 800 relay team (1:30.29).

That relay included Myron Jones, Prince Franklin and Daniel Sapp.

Carter also joined Victor Glass, Parris Burton and Franklin on the 400 relay team that placed 13th (44.26) in the preliminaries.

Destiny King finished 14th in the long jump with a leap of 15 feet, 9 inches.

The boys team finished eighth with 18 points.

Dayton Dunbar won the competition with 47 points and Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy took second with 46 points. Pemberville Eastwood placed third (38). A total of 76 teams scored.

The girls team finished in a seven-way tie for 61st place with two points.

Dayton Meadowdale won with 40 points and Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary, Orrville and Millersburg West Holmes tied for second with 25 points. A total of 73 teams scored.

Streetsboro resident Evan Carroscia, a member of the CVCA boys team, finished third (37.83) in the Division II 300 hurdles championship and seventh (14.86) in 100 hurdles.

He also was a member of the 1,600 relay team that placed fifth (3:22.64).

Lydia Carroscia helped the CVCA girls' 1,600 relay capture fifth (3:58.81).

The CVCA girls finished seventh with 19 points.

For more, see the June 11 edition of the Streetsboro Gateway News.

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