20th Poland Invitational – April 25, 2015

Jan 06, 2015

This years Poland Invitational Track  and Field Classic will be contested on Saturday, April 25, 2015 at Poland Seminary Stadium. Only 109 days away. Please register your teams on this website.

Poland Invitational Athletes Gain National Recognition by U.S. Paralympic Committee

Nov 13, 2014

2014 Regional State Pics (176)

2014 State Meet-Randy at left

Ravenna Southeast’s Jenna Fesemyer was awarded the 2014 National Girls Field Athlete of the Year. Fesemyer was named as an All-American in the 800 meter, discus, shot put and javelin. Jenna competed in the 2014 Poland Invitational.

Randy McMullen from Kent Roosevelt was named as an All-American in the 1500 meter, discus and shot put. Randy was the first wheelchair athlete to compete at Poland in 2013. He also competed in 2014 where he set the state shot put record.

The OHSAA made history in 2013 by hosting wheelchair events at its state track and field championships. Through the continuing growth and success of Ohio Paralympic athletes, Ohio continues to set the bar for high school Paralympic athletics.

Congratulations to both of these fine athletes.

See full article from U.S. Paralympic


Jenna Fesemyer-Ravenna Southeast

A Trip Down Memory Lane

Oct 28, 2014


Poland Invitational Meet Manager John Jeren is shown here at the Boardman Cross Country regional meet  with 2012 Olympian Bridget Franek. Bridget was in town to run the Peace Race. Bridget was a member of the 2012 Olympic Team in the 3000 steeplechase. In 2004 at the 9th Poland Invitational Bridget set the 1600 meter run record in 5:07.95 as a 10th grader. She currently holds the State Record in the Division 2 3200 meter run at 10:16.50 and until 2014 held the State Record in the 1600 meter run at 4:50.10.

23 National Elite Performances at 2014 Poland Invitational

Apr 28, 2014

There were 23 National Elite performances according to Milesplit at the Poland meet. Here’s the list:

HS Girls
100 Meter Hurdles 14.53w Morgan Rice John F Kennedy-Warren
100 Meter Hurdles 14.83w Aisha Jackson Warren G Harding
100 Meter Dash 12.16w Justice Richards Warren G Harding
1,600 Meter Run 5:09.49 Sammy Bockoven Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy
300 Meter Hurdles 46.14 Morgan Rice John F Kennedy-Warren
Discus 124-10 Tory Ross McDonald
Discus 127-3 Edith Svonavec Garfield
Discus 132-4 Jail’ Lyn Mosley McDonald
Shot Put 38-2.25 Tia Harris Newton Falls
Shot Put 38-7.25 Tory Ross McDonald
Shot Put 39-8.25 Gabby Figueroa Austintown Fitch
Shot Put 41-7 Edith Svonavec Garfield
HS Boys
100 Meter Dash 10.73w Carl Zallow John F Kennedy-Warren
100 Meter Dash 10.78w Joe Harrington Austintown Fitch
110 Meter Hurdles 14.55w Sam Ortz Austintown Fitch
300 Meter Hurdles 39.36 Evan Carroscia Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy
3,200 Meter Run 9:32.64 Bobby Johnson McDonald
3,200 Meter Run 9:34.63 Alan Burns Boardman
Discus 155-11 Steve Pop Maplewood
Discus 167-10 Christian Smith McDonald
High Jump 6-6 Zach Robbins West Branch
Shot Put 52-1.5 Michael Pape Struthers
Shot Put 52-3.75 Matt Jones Hubbard

23 National Elites. 23 Elites.

Warren Harding Girls, Austintown Fitch Boys Win Poland Titles

Apr 27, 2014

The Warren Harding Girls racked up 85 points to win the 2014 Poland Invitational girls team title.  Austintown Fitch scored 99 points to garner the boys team title. Complete Results  Race Videos

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