LaRose Welcomes State Track And Field Champions To Ohio Statehouse
Students the first to compete in OHSAA State Track and Field Wheelchair Championships
June 13, 2013
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COLUMBUS — State Senator Frank LaRose recently welcomed Casey Followay and Tim Bailey to the Ohio Statehouse to congratulate them on winning state titles in the inaugural events of the OHSAA State Track and Field Wheelchair Championships. LaRose was joined by Senator Jim Hughes (R- Columbus) in presenting resolutions to Followay and Bailey during Wednesday’s Senate session.

“Exemplyfing the highest ideals of athletic competition, these outstanding athletes have demonstrated the drive and devotion of true champions. These men represent the best qualities of the human spirit and are a source of pride for the Buckeye state.” LaRose said. “It is my hope that the success of the Track and Field Wheelchair Championships will lead to state competitions in other wheelchair sports, and I know that Casey, Tim and their fellow competitors will continue to inspire all Ohioans with their spirit and sportsmanship.”

Followay, a student at Wooster High School, won the 400 and 800-meter races, and finished second to Bailey, a Westland High School student, in the 100-meter race. The two were among nine athletes to compete in the first wheelchair championships, making track and field the first state high-school sport to include wheelchair athletes.

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