The Sycamore doubles team of senior Mustafa Ahmad and junior Nakul Narendran won the Divison I championship.
GMC Boys doing outstanding jobs at the State Track Meet:
Herman Brunis of Fairfield was Division I state runner-up in the long jump at 22-10 ¾. Defending state champion Jordan Latimer of Huber Heights Wayne repeated, at 23-11.
In the 3,200 run, Nick Grismer (Mason) was seventh at 9:16.22, and Tom Clark (Mason) was 13th in 9:43.10.
Halen Witcher (Princeton) was seventh in the 400 dash at 48.99 seconds, and Amit Maity (Mason) was ninth at 49.18.
In the 800 run, Ethan Valentine (Mason) was 13th in 1:56.59.
Todd Lewis (Sycamore) was 13th in the shot put at 51-10 ½. In the discus, Lewis (Sycamore) was 15th at 147-1.
Mason (Reece Pontious, Amit Maity, Cameron Elliott, David Borden) was sixth in the 4x200 relay in 1:27.62. Mason (Nick Pearson, Andrew Klapproth, Elliott, Pontious) was sixth in the 4x100 relay at 42.73. Mason (Pearson, Borden, Klapproth, Pontious) also was sixth in the 4x400 relay at 3:20.15.
800M– 13. Valentine (Mason) 1:56.59
3200M– 7. Grismer (Mason) 9:16.22 and 13. Clark (Mason) 9:43.10
4x800– 3. Mason 7:44.63
Team scores: 12. Mason 17, 28. Fairfield 8, and 67. Princeton 1
GMC Girls doing outstanding jobs at the State Meet:
Lakota East senior Autumn Heath won the 100-meter dash.
200M– 2. Heath (Lak. East) 23.99; 9. Mbah (Lak. East) 25.36.
800M– 12. McDowell (Mason) 2:15.98.
3200M– 9. Myers (Princeton) 11:09.51.
100 hurdles– 5. Horning (Mason) 14.88.
300 hurdles– 4. Horning (Mason) 44.32.
4x400– 2. Mason 3:51.79.
4x800– 4. Mason 9:11.53
Shotput– 14. Brown (Mason) 37-10
Long jump– 10. Mbah (Lak. East) 16-10.5.
High jump– 15. Haller (Mason) 5-0
Team scores: 7. Mason 22 and 13. Lakota East 18.
Mason boys and girls have won the GMC meet for the seventh straight year. Complete results are now posted.
The GMC All-Sports Trophy will continue to rest in the Mason awards case next year as the Comets have earned the right to own the league hardware for the seventh consecutive season. Mason has won the annual Conference award, which recognizes the overall success of all GMC sports, each year since joining the league in 2007-08. Similar to last year, Mason (222.8 points) out distanced their nearest competitor by a whopping 50+ point margin (Lakota West 170.8 points). Sycamore was third overall with 160 points.
During the 2013-14 school year, Mason won or shared conference championships in 14 of the 24 GMC team sports that are offered by the league. They included 11 outright titles in Cross Country (boys/girls), Girls Golf, Boys Soccer, Girls Tennis, Chess, Swimming (boys/girls), Wrestling, and Track and Field (boys/girls). Mason shared team titles in Girls Soccer, Girls Volleyball, and Softball. Five other Comet teams placed second overall in league standings; Academic, Girl’s Basketball, Baseball, Boy’s Tennis and Boy’s Volleyball. In 2012-13 the school broke a 47-year GMC record winning 15 league titles.
The most AST's (All Sports Trophy) won by a GMC school is Princeton who captured 11 straight titles (19 overall) when the league hosted a 5-6 team format. The Vikings last title was some 20+ years ago. Mason holds the record for the longest consecutive winning streak during the modern era of the 8-10 league format.
The ten member schools of the Greater Miami Conference (GMC) compete in twenty-four sports. In each sport 11 points are awarded for a conference championship, 9 for runner-up, 8 for third, etc. The points are tallied at the end of the spring season and the school with the highest total gains possession of the traveling trophy. The league recognition has been annually awarded since the conference was founded beginning with the 1966-67 school year.
Lakota East is the 2014 GMC Boys Volleyball Champion! The Thunderhawks "ran the table" in the conference this season with a perfect 8-0 mark after sweeping Middletown on Wednesday evening. The Hawks have now won the league title four times; 2014, 2007, 2006 and 2003. In each of those championship years the team has gone undefeated to win the league. All conference teams are now posted.