Columbus, Ohio (WKBN)- The McDonald girls made school history Saturday, winning the OHSAA Division III state title with 45 total points. It’s the first girls state title for McDonald in program history.
The Blue Devils bested both Tinora (44) and Saint Thomas Aquinas (44) to win the crown. They did it in interesting fashion as well. With one event remaining, the 4×400 relay, McDonald led by a point over Tinora who did not have anyone participating in the event. The McDonald team finished dead last (9th) and Aquinas finished 3rd, but that still did not give them enough points to top the Blue Devils.
“Just speechless at the moment, you work so hard to try and get the most out of them and have them compete to the best of their god given abilities,” said McDonald Head Coach Mary Domitrovich who is in her 4th year as head coach.
“Today it came together for all of them, and I could not be happier for these girls.”
Strong efforts by Jai’Lyn Mosley on Friday in the shotput and discus put the team in good position Saturday to win the title. It was the relay team that gave them the lead they needed heading into the last event.
In the 4×100 and 4×200 meter relay the Blue Devils finished in second.
“All of the girls worked so hard and the only way we were able to accomplish it is if we worked together as a team,” said sophomore Sara Joesph who is on the relay team.
“We have a saying that says I got your back.”
To see complete results from Columbus, go to http://www.OHSAA.org