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Mason Wins 15th Consecutive All-Sports Title

A combination of outstanding talent and depth carried the day again for the Mason Comets as they captured their 15th consecutive GMC All-Sports Championship. In the Greater Miami Conference interscholastic competition is centered around 26 sports / activities.  This past year, the Mason Comets won outright or shared a title in 18 of those 26 contested activities.

All Sports Trophy

Standings
SCHOOL FALL WINTER SPRING TOTAL  
Mason 91  81.5  76.5  249   
Sycamore 70  61.5  69  200.5   
Lakota West 65.5  61.5  59.5  186.5   
Lakota East 67.5  45.5  51.5  164.5   
Fairfield 45.5  62  46  153.5   
Oak Hills 55  40.5  51  146.5   
Colerain 39  45.5  20.5  105   
Princeton 26.5  44  23  93.5   
Hamilton 18.5  33  13.5  65   
Middletown 19.5  28  15.5  63 

Sycamore Aviators Win Second Consecutive Boys GMC Track Title

The Sycamore Aviators and the Mason Comets dueled for the league title the entire evening with the championship being decided in the last two events.  The Aves persevered over the Comets by a team score of 131 to 128, needless to say a razor-thin margin. This is the second consecutive GMC Boys Track title for the Aviators.  The Aviator piled up points in the field events and relays and then had to fight off the Comet depth in the distance races. All in all, a great night of interscholastic track competition.

Sycamore Aviator Boys Track - 2022 GMC Champions

(Photo compliments of Sycamore Athletic Department)

Mason Girls Capture 12th GMC Track Championship

Press release by Mason SID, Dan Hilen:

The Mason Girl's Track and Field team finished the GMC Championship on a high note Friday, defending their title in dominating fashion.  The Comet girls tallied an unbelievable 177.50 points to outdistance second-place Princeton by 100 points. This is the girl's program's 12th overall GMC Title since joining the GMC 15 years ago.  

The win was a true team effort across the board on both Wednesday and Friday evenings to keep the trophy with the Mason Girls Team.  In addition to an exciting win, Tony Affatato was named GMC Coach of the Year, and Abby Love broke the Mason School record in the 100m Dash running 12.03, which stood since 2010. 

2022 GMC Champions - Mason Girls Track

(photo compliments of Mason SID, Dan Hilen)

DICK'S Sporting Goods Salutes Boys Track Standouts

DICK'S Sporting appreciates outstanding performances in all sporting endeavors, in this case, especially in GMC Boys Track and Field. Colerain's Roosevelt Ziegler was one busy guy during the GMC Track finals on Friday. Competing 4 events, Roosevelt lead the way by setting a new conference record in the 100 meter dash with a time of 10.64. Ziegler was a member of the first place 800 relay team also on the the second place 400 relay team and finished with a strong second place in the 200 meter dash.  This "workhorse performance earned Roosevelt Ziegler the coveted title as the GMC "Runner of the Year" for 2022.

Roosevelt Ziegler (Colerain) - GMC "Runner of the Year"

GMC "Field Event Athlete of the Year" honors went to Sycamore's Mannie Arbabi.  Mannie won the shot put event with a record setting toss of 52' 8 1/2", besting his previous league record of 49' 7 1/2".  Arbabi followed by his shot put performance with a solid second place in the discus.

Mannie Arbabi (Sycamore)  GMC "Field Athlete of the Year"

 

The Sycamore Aviators logged their second straight GMC Boys Track Championship over the Mason Comets by an incredibly tight score of  131 to 128. Leading his Aviators to the league title, Head Coach Hank Ray, was selected in a vote of his coaching peers as the 2022 GMC "Coach of the Year" for the second straight year.

Hank Ray (Sycamore)  GMC "Coach of the Year"

(Sycamore photos compliments of Athletic Department)

DICK'S Sporting Goods Celebrates GMC Girls Track and Field Achievers

DICK'S Sporting Goods appreciates the accomplishments of GMC Girls Track performers. Azariyah Bryant from Lakota East earned the GMC Runner of the Year" by winning both the 100 meter dash and the 200 meter dash in record breaking fashion. In the 100 meter dash, Azariyah registered a time of 11.82 besting her previous GMC record by .11 seconds. She followed by that incredible performance by setting yet another league record in the 200 meter dash with a time of 24.19, improving on her previous record by .3 of a second. A University of Illinois signee,  this is the second consecutive year that Azariyah Bryant has earned GMC "Runner of the Year" honors.

Azariyah Bryant (Lakota East) - 2022 GMC "Runner of the Year"

As expected, Jillian Yates turned in another strong field event performance in the GMC championships by winning the discus in record setting fashion and following it up with a second place in the shot put.  In the discus, Jillian broke her existing conference record  with a throw of 115'2" which broke her existing record by an unheard of 10'. A University of Dayton signee, this is  Jillian's second consecutive "Field Event Athlete of the Year" honor. 

Jillian Yates - (Oak Hills) - 2022 GMC "Field Athlete of the Year"

 

The Mason Comets won their second straight GMC title by nearly doubling the score on the Sycamore Aviators and the Princeton Vikings 177.5 to 89. In a vote of his coaching peers, Tony Affatato was selected as the 2022 GMC "Coach of the Year". This is Coach Affatato's second straight "Coach of the Year" honor.

Tony Affatato - (Mason) - 2022 GMC "Coach of the Year" 

(photo compliments of Mason SID, Dan Hilen)