State track: Wayne’s Wagner wins state title in shot put

Wayne's Aamil Wagner throws the shot put at the Division I state meet on Saturday, June 4, 2022, at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium in Columbus. David Jablonski/Staff

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Wayne's Aamil Wagner throws the shot put at the Division I state meet on Saturday, June 4, 2022, at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium in Columbus. David Jablonski/Staff

Senior placed third a year ago

COLUMBUS — Wayne High School senior Aamil Wagner won a Division I state championship in the shot put on Saturday at the state meet at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.

Wagner threw 64 feet, 1 inch on his fifth and six attempts. The next-best distance (58-7¼) came from Whitmer senior Kevin Hornbeak.

Wagner, an offensive lineman who committed to Notre Dame in November, won the regional championship (62-6). Last year at state, he finished third (58-10½).

“It means a lot to me,” Wagner said. “Whether it’s football, basketball or track, to be able to compete at the highest level and go out the4re and win it is an amazing experience.”

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Wagner set a personal record by two feet with his final throws.

“I just let loose and threw,” he said. “At that point, I knew I was in a pretty good position to win. It was more about putting it out there as far as I can and leaving a legacy.”

Wagner planned to give his medal to his mom.

“She loves awards,” he said. “She loves to see me do well.”

COMPLETE AREA DIVISION I RESULTS FROM SATURDAY

GIRLS

100 hurdles: Erin Starks, Trotwood-Madison, third, 13.93; Myah Boze, Ross, seventh, 14.81; Erionte Carlton, Wayne, ninth, 14.90

100: Azariah Bryant, Lakota East, first, 11.60; Trinity Bibbs, Wayne, fourth, 11.91; and Maira Scott, Springfield, eighth, 12.03;

4x100 relay: Wayne (Sanai Lynch, Trinity Bibbs, Erionte Carlton and G’Niyah Brown), eighth, 48.58.

400: Kaleigh Keyes, Beavercreek, first, 55.27; Leah Hannish, Troy, seventh, 57.30.

300 hurdles: Boze, Ross, third, 43.81; Katlyn Pham, Lakota East, ninth, 47.62.

200: Bryant, Lakota East, first, 23.94; Scott, Springfield, second, 24.39; Bibbs, Wayne, third, 24.46; Camilla Nicholas, Piqua, sixth, 24.71.

Long jump: Sanai Lynch, Wayne, first, 19-0¼.

Shot put: Leelah McGuire, Middletown, 16th, 37-1¾.

Pole vault: Sophie Fong, Troy, fourth, 12-4; Zoe Lamb, Centerville, fifth, 12-4; Megan Rybitski, Wayne, 14th, 11-6; Aubrey Mullins, Wayne, 17th, 11-0.

Discus: Mckenzie Johnson, Miamisburg, fifth, 24-2; McKenna Thompson, Centerville, seventh, 120-9.

High jump: Kaley Underwood, Northmont, 12th, 5-2; Haley O’Brien, Talawanda, 16th, 5-0.

DIVISION I BOYS

110 hurdles: Jonathon Richardson, Springfield, fourth, 14.18; Tyler Stargel, Wayne, eighth, 14.53.

4x200 relay: Wayne (Drew Martin, Elijah Lee, Noah Paxton and Terrell Ball), eighth, 1:28.16.

4x100 relay: Springfield (Jayvin Norman, Anthony Brown, Logan Richardson and Jonathon Richardson), fourth, 41.78.

300 hurdles: Jordan Cotner, Northmont, second, 37.79.

4x400 relay: Northmont (Jordan Cortner, Mi’kel Pullen, Bryant Callahan and JR Kojo Mawasha), fourth, 3:21.47.

1,600: Seth Elking, Miamisburg, third, 4:11.30.

High jump: Sopuluchi Poe, Fairmont, 10th, 6-4; Tyron Barnes, Springfield, 16th, 6-0.

Pole vault: Isaac Lefeld, Bellbrook, sixth, 14-0; Tony Jiovani, Bellbrook, 10th, 13-6; Henry Hoblitzell, Talawanda, 10th, 13-6; and Ethan Martin, Troy, 15th, 13-0;

Shot put: Aamil Wagner, Wayne, first, 64-1; Cameron Gay, Centerville, 13th, 51-4½; and Jokell Brown, Springfield, 15th, 50-4½.

Long jump: Jonathon Richardson, Springfield, fourth, 22-7½; Austin Miller, Lebanon, sixth, 22-5; Sammy Deep, Carroll, eighth, 22-4; Jack Kleinhenz, Troy, 15th, 19-10.

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Wayne's Aamil Wagner stands on the podium after winning a Division I state championship in the shot put on Saturday, June 4, 2022, at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium in Columbus. David Jablonski/Staff

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Wayne's Aamil Wagner stands on the podium after winning a Division I state championship in the shot put on Saturday, June 4, 2022, at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium in Columbus. David Jablonski/Staff

Credit: David Jablonski

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Wayne's Aamil Wagner stands on the podium after winning a Division I state championship in the shot put on Saturday, June 4, 2022, at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium in Columbus. David Jablonski/Staff

Credit: David Jablonski

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