UPDATE - District @ Amherst Steele HS - Mateo Medina (Elyria) 21.21 (-1.2) & 46.20 (#4 All-Time) !!!

JAVMAN83

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Just catching up on league action from the weekend, I notice that Elyria's Mateo Medina dropped a bombshell of a PB by almost 0.9 seconds in running 46.42 at his conference meet...good for #5 all-time performer on the Ohio 400m list. He also came back to win the 200m in 21.22 (-0.1 wind), only 0.35 off his 20.87 PB.

Should be fun at Dayton in a few weeks!

Top 5 400m boys all-time
45.36 - Chris Nelloms (Dayton Dunbar) - 1990
45.65 - Justin Braun (Westerville Central) - 2022
46.19 - Tyler Johnson (Dayton Stivers Arts) - 2016
46.41 - Robert Smith (Euclid) - 1990
46.42 - Mateo Medina (Elyria) - 2024

Including Jeff Walker's (Akron North) 46.2 MT over 440yd from 1976 (converts to a 46.0 MT for 400m), Medina would be #6 on the combined list. Outstanding.
 
 
I was going to post this when I saw the results last weekend and ask if you knew where it ranked all time. I figured it had to be top 5.

It looks like he'll be pushed all the way through state since Weatherspoon (who also went sub 48 at the SWC meet) is in the same district. Then at regionals, he should be joined by a couple other guys who are also sub 48. At state, barring th "chalk" holds, the finals field may be entirely made up of sub 48 guys three more who either already have gone sub 47 in their career (Ellerbee) or if not are certainly capable of doing so (Dietz/Jackson).

The question is can this fast field push Mateo to 45.58 or lower? Too bad Braun wasn't able to compete at state in 2022 because he probably would have broke Nellom's record, but maybe this is the year it actually happens.

It doesn't seem like the 200 record will fall, but considering he has a 20.87 under his belt last summer, he at least hss an outside shot of that.

One other thing that crossed my mind is this. If he wins the 1/2/4 triple, it could put Elyria in the "team" title mix. The funny thing is he is almost certain to be the only person (individual or relay) from Elyria to advance out of district. In fact, he may be the only one from Elyria to get out of the district prelims (I haven't looked closely enough at the prelim results in Amherst yet).

I know teams have won the title before with only one person scoring, but has a team ever won a title that didn't have any other individual/relay even advancing to regionals?
 
I'm doubting they can reach Nelloms' 45.59 or 20.47 from the '90 state meet (I saw those performances), but this could be the best 400m match-up since the '88-'90 duals of Nelloms vs. Robert Smith (Euclid) during those years. Should be interesting, and I hope they stay healthy.
 
Medina went 46.20 tonight and 21.21 (-1.2) at district.

It's definitely looking like he has a chance at sub 46 and sub 21 either next week or at state.
I just updated my all-time list. Now #4 A-T 400m, 0.01 behind Tyler Johnson. I think your predictions are very reasonable.
 
Top 5 400m boys all-time
45.36 - Chris Nelloms (Dayton Dunbar) - 1990
45.65 - Justin Braun (Westerville Central) - 2022
46.19 - Tyler Johnson (Dayton Stivers Arts) - 2016
46.20 - Mateo Medina (Elyria) - 2024
46.41 - Robert Smith (Euclid) - 1990


Including Jeff Walker's (Akron North) 46.2 MT over 440yd from 1976 (converts to a 46.0 MT for 400m), Medina would be #5 on the combined list. Outstanding.
 
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