Congratulations to junior Dave Merdich as he qualified to the OHSAA State Track and Field Meet in the shot put. On Friday, May 24, he threw 52’11.75 and placed fifth. The top four in each of the four Regions across the state automatically move on to the State Meet. This year, the OHSAA also added 2 at-large spots. Dave claimed one of these at-large bids to advance to his first state competition in track and field.
Dave is pictured above with his parents and Boardman throwing coach John Pallini at the conclusion of the competition. He will compete next Saturday, June 1 at 12:00 p.m. at the Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium located at The Ohio State University. Spartan Nation wishes Dave and Coach Pallini the best next weekend.