SOSA Staff Report
COLUMBUS — Coming into Friday’s OHSAA Track and Field State Championships, Waverly’s Cody Remington made it known he’d just be happy with placing in the Division II long jump.
“My goal is to, really, just place,” Remington said. “Even if I don’t, I made it this far. Of course, I have a distance in mind on my jump though. 23 feet is the goal and if not, I’m good. I’m just happy to get as far as I have.”
After qualifying for the state meet with a jump of 21-10.75 at last week’s Division II regional meet, Remington didn’t quite hit 23 feet on Friday at Ohio State’s Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.
But he did place second in the state, leaping a best distance of 22-feet-8.50 on his first attempt.
“Humbling. Honestly it’s crazy to think last year I didn’t even make it out of regionals and now I’m second in the state,” Remington said. “A true blessing. I haven’t taken it all in yet, but all I can do is smile now. I’m speechless and in awe. God is good.”
Remington’s other attempts produced marks of 22-5.50 and 22-4.75 while his remaining attempts were ruled as fouls.
“My experience was unexplainable. When I got there, I was anxious to jump but I wasn’t nervous at all,” Remington said. “I knew what I had to do and was ready. That was the most adrenaline I’ve ever had. This is an experience I’ll never forget, it’s something special. I’m glad I got to share it with my family, friends, and coaches. To wear a Waverly jersey for the last time and go out like that is something special to me.”
Southern Ohio Sports Authority will have continuous updates from the OHSAA Track and Field State Championships.