Coach Brant is on the left, Coach Williams is on the right, and Coach Laughman is in the center above Miya Brines.

by Cassie Mattia

Columbus, Ohio – The Loveland High School Women’s Track and Field team sent 3 athletes to represent the Tigers at the OHSAA State Track and Field Tournament in Columbus, Ohio over the weekend. Miya Brines, Jordan Morrison, and Kaitlyn Andrews raced their way into the state tournament after placing 5th at the Regional Tournament in the 100-meter hurdles, the 300-meter hurdles, and the 200-meter dash.

The school held a state tournament send off for Brines, Morrison, and Andrews Friday afternoon. Students, staff and family members showed their love and support for the Lady Tigers in a confetti-covered Loveland High School Fitness Center. Students held up whole made signs and “made some noise” as the 3 track stars enjoyed cookies and words of encouragement from peers, teachers, and coaches. Below are some of the tweets wishing Brines, Morrison, and Andrews good luck before leaving for the state tournament.

Coach Brant  @CoachLbrant

What a grand send-off for the State Track and Field Meet! Thank you @LovTigers_AD for all you’ve done for @TrackLoveland this season! Good luck, girls! Go, Tigers!

LovelandAthletics @LovTigers_AD

Great State Send Off for 3 track STARS! Miya, Jordan, & Kaitlyn are on their way to Columbus for the State @OHSAASports Track Meet! #TigerNation is PROUD of you! Go Tigers!

The three Tigers made their way to the Jesse Owens Stadium at The Ohio State University and competed in their preliminary races on Friday evening.

Miya Brines, the Tiger’s 100-meter hurdler, ran an outstanding race and not only shattered the school record with a time of 14.72 seconds but also qualified for finals with a 6th place finish. Brines qualifying finish was also her personal best time for the season in the 100-meter hurdles. The previous record for the 100-meter hurdles was held by Gabby Dierling in 2016 with a time of 14.90 seconds.

Kaitlyn Andrews, who ran a personal best time of 25.06 seconds to qualify to compete in the 200-meter dash, was not able to participate due to an injury she sustained right before the meet.

Jordan Morrison, who qualified for the 300-meter hurdle state prelims with a personal best time of 45.37, finished her season strong at the state meet running a 46.78. Check out the tweet from one of the many Loveland track supporters that were at the state meet Friday.

Jenifer Dell @Dellometry

After a long delay, our ⁦@TrackLoveland⁩ state runners get to warm up! Go Tigers!! ⁦@LHSTigrInCharge

Miya Brines on the podium at the Jesse Owens Stadium to receive her medal.

On Saturday Brines made her way down to the track to compete in the finals of the 100-meter hurdles. Brines finished the race with a 14.70, beating her school record and her personal best time. Brines earned a 4th place finish qualifying her to medal on the podium! Those who came to watch the Lady Tigers compete celebrated Brines accolades through tweets on Saturday. Check out some of the tweets Loveland Magazine found!

Loveland Girls Track @TrackLoveland

Miya Brines made finals & set a school record!! She ran a 14.72!!

Loveland Girls Track

@TrackLoveland

MIYA BRINES GOT FOURTH AT STATE!! she beat her record and got a 14.70!!

LovelandAthletics

@LovTigers_AD

Congratulations Miya Brines! Running a 4th Place 14.70 in the OHSAA State Meet 100 Hurdles. Go Tigers!

Loveland Magazine would like to congratulate Miya Brines, Kaitlyn Andrews, and Jordan Morrison on an incredible season! We wish them the best in their next endeavors! If you would like to check out what’s going on with the Loveland Girls Track Team you can visit their Twitter page at https://twitter.com/TrackLoveland or website at www.lovelandgirlstrack.com. 



Columnist Cassia Mattia is a resident of Historic Downtown Loveland

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