2017 Announcements

Winter 2017 - 2018

"...Although it's been said many times, many ways

Merry Christmas to you, Merry Christmas to you..."


2017 State


Ellie Tighe, Sophie Lewis,  Sydney Petersen and India Johnson - Seventh in the Young Women's 4x800!

Cory Chiou - Second in the Wheeled Shot Put, Fifth in the Wheeled 100, and Seventh in the Wheeled 400 and 800!


2017 Regionals

India Johnson, Regional Champion, Young Women's 1600 meter run and 3200 meter run!
Ellie Tighe, Sophie Lewis,  Sydney Petersen and India Johnson - Third in the Young Women's 4x800.

2017 Districts


Young Women - 3rd at Districts!
Regional Qualifiers

-  India Johnson - 1st in 1600 and 3200, with a new school record of 4:52 in the 1600!

-  Ellie Tighe, Sophie Lewis,  Meghan Sculli and India Johnson - 1st in 4x800.

-  Sarah Teater - 2nd in pole vault.

-  Sophie Lewis - 3rd in 3200.

-  Emillee Fecht - 4th in shot put.

-  Klaire Kazmerzak, Sydney Ryan, Lydia Baumgartner and Sam Schonhardt - 4th in 4x200.

-  Kristina Hoefler - 4th in 400.
Young Men - 4th at Districts!

Regional Qualifiers

-  Max LeClair, Ian Cook, Andrew Tighe, Reed Farmer - 2nd in the 4x800.

-  Matthew Johns - 3rd in pole vault. 

-  Andrew Tighe - 3rd in the 1600.

-  Michael Seidle, Joshua Burton, Eddie Lambert, Cole Kazmerzak
- 4th in the 4x100.

-  Max LeClaire - 4th in the 1600.

-  Andrew Taylor - 4th in the 3200.

-  Joshua Burton, Max LeClaire, Andrew Tighe, Ian Cooke - 4th in the 4x400. 

-  Christian Gillilan - 4th in the high jump. 

-  James Keen - 4th in pole vault.

-  Sam Backenstoe - 4th in the shot put.

2017 OCC

Young Women - OCC Champs 2017!

Congrats to the young men on their runner-up finish!

You will always be a part of this, past, present, and future.  The "H" never comes off...

Outdoor Season Notes

Outdoor Season Notes:

1)  Order of Events

3200 (4 x 800) meter relay (girls and boys may run together)
100 meter (33") hurdles - girls
110 meter high (39") hurdles - boys
100 meter dash
800 (4 x 200) meter relay
1600 meter run
400 (4 x 100) meter relay
400 meter dash
300 meter low (30") hurdles - girls
300 intermediate (36") hurdles - boys
800 meter dash
200 meter dash
3200 meter run (girls and boys may run together)
1600 (4 x 400) meter relay

2)  Meets usually begin between 4:30 PM and 5:00 PM. You must ride the bus to and from each away meet unless prior arrangements are made with the coach.

3)  Listen up for the first, second, and final call for each event, including field events! Show up at the event ready to compete (warmed up, personal needs taken care of, and field event marks down and / or warm-up throws in.)

4)  Keep sweats on until ready to compete.

5)  Warm up, stay warmed up, and warm up again after long periods of inactivity, especially when the weather is cool.

6)  Support your teammates!

7)  All school policies and procedures apply at away meets.


Hilliard Davidson "Coaches Corner"

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Jim A. Smith (pictured above) - Men's Head Coach and Jumps - JimA_Smith@hboe.org

Coach Jim Smith is entering his 29th year as the boys’ head varsity track and field coach as well as pole vault, high jump and long jump coach. He has taught at Hilliard (now Davidson) since 1984, and in addition to his track coaching experience has also coached high school football (18 years), high school basketball (three years), and college track (two years.) He coached the first ever Ohio Division I female pole vault champion and state record holder, and his best team finish at the state meet is third.

Coach Smith is a 1984 graduate of Otterbein College, where he earned his teaching degree in Health Physical Education and General Science. While there he was an All-American track and field decathlete and four-year letter winner, a four-year football letter-winner, and the recipient of the Norris Elliot Award for Sports and Academics. He received his Master’s Degree in Sports Science from Ashland University.

Matt Beatty  - Women's Head Coach - Matt_Beatty@hboe.org

Coach Matt Beatty is entering his 13th year as girls’ head varsity track coach, after having served as an assistant coach in the program. In addition to his head coaching responsibilities he also works with the hurdlers and jumpers, and has coached the throws and sprinters in the past. He is also an assistant boys’ football coach.

Coach Beatty received his undergraduate degree in US History from The Ohio State University and his Teaching Certificate from Ohio Dominican University. While attending Ohio Dominican he was a Graduate Assistant for two years and an assistant coach of the men’s basketball program. He has taught Special Education at Pickerington Central High School and coached football, basketball and baseball at Pickerington North. 

Pat Schlecht (pictured above) - Distance Coach and Men's Head Cross Country Coach

Coach Pat Schlect is entering his 23st season as the Hilliard (now Davidson) track team distance coach and his 24th total season of coaching track. He is also the head coach of the Hilliard Davidson boys cross country team, a position he has held for the past 14 seasons.

Coach Schlect's distance runners are consistently amongst the best in the state in both cross country and track. The Davidson cross country team has qualified for the State Championship Meet the past nine years in a row, which includes four top-four finishes, a State Championship in 2002, and a State Runner-Up in 2008. The Davidson track team 4 x 1600 meter relay team from 2003 holds the State Record.

Coach Schlect teaches World Studies and Early World History at Davidson. He is a graduate of The Ohio State University, where he earned his teaching degree in Social Studies.

Todd Heinlen (pictured above) - Men's Sprints and Hurdles

Ryan Aleshire - (pictured above) - Men's Throws

Team Philosophy:
The coaches of the Davidson track team are committed to instilling self discipline, reliability, sportsmanship, determination and a competitive spirit. We will do whatever we can to make you the best athlete you can be so our team is the best it can be. We will promote individual success, but never at the expense of the team; the team always comes first. With this in mind, your commitment to our program must equal our commitment to you and the team. During track season, our team always comes first.