This weekend Hayden Valenti and Ayden Bath competed at the Youngstown State Indoor Meet and both had a great day. Ayden started it out competing in the first heat of the 60 meter hurdles. With no finals they ran the heats by speed and Ayden was put into the first heat with the fastest 60 meter hurdlers in not only the State of Ohio but are nationally ranked. Ayden held his own in that first heat as he ended up 4th with a time of 8.69. Not his PR but .07 seconds from it. He is running very consistently which means he is getting ready to break through his next barrier and goal of 8.49 seconds. He is also running against the best in the state and country thus pushing him to that next level. Also to note no other time in any other heat beat Ayden’s time so he was 4th overall at the end of the meet. It shows as he currently sits 12th in the state overall and is actually currently rated 1st in the State for all Division 2/3 hurdlers.
Hayden then finished off the night as he through a PR Best of 58-5, his personal best and also qualified him for Nationals. Qualifying throw is 58′ to get into Nationals. Hayden currently sits 6th in the State overall and in 2nd place in Division 2/3 level. Hayden continues to work hard for his end goal. He expects nothing but great results in every throw he makes at practice or at competition. And it is paying off. He will represent Vermilion in Virginia Beach on Sunday in the weight throw, We all wish him must luck as he travels to Virginia Beach to compete against the best of the best in the nation. We are all so very proud of him. Go Hayden…..Make us proud!!!
Both Ayden and Hayden will compete in the State Meet in 2 weeks at Spire Academy in Geneva Ohio. As we said above Hayden is sitting 2nd overall in weight throw and he will also be competing in the shot-put at the State meet as he sits 16th overall in the shot put. Ayden is currently holding on to the #1 spot going into the state meet prelims. Both their commitment to the sport and their goals are something they should be very proud of and as coaches there are not enough words that we could say that would explain how proud and special they both are.
Please wish Hayden good luck this week as he heads to Nationals on Friday to compete on Sunday and give both Hayden and Ayden good luck as they prepare for running at states in two weeks.
Thanks and Go Sailors!!