Wins from senior Matt Scrape in the 3,200 meters (9 minutes, 2.01 seconds), junior Evan Matthews in the 300 hurdles (37.13) and the 1,600 relay (3:17.7) team of seniors Malcolm Briley, Crockett Schooler and Zach Robinson and junior Terry Simuel led Central to its first boys state track and field championship.

The Tigers scored 58 points in the state meet June 1 and 2 at Ohio State University to finish well ahead of runner-up Centerville (36.5) as 69 teams scored.

It capped a stellar year for Central's athletics programs.

In December, the Tigers' football team won the state Division I crown and in March the girls basketball team won the Division I championship.

Central's Jaydan Wood also earned an individual state title in the girls 400-meters event.

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