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Local sprinters run at the Arnold, veteran bodybuilder runs away with title
By Felix Hoover
For Your News Columbus
March 2, 2013
The roots of the Arnold Sports Festival were well set in Columbus before four runners from from Bishop Hartley High School were even born.
About 5:30 p.m. Saturday, each of the foursome ran two laps around the 200-meter track at Ohio State’s French Field House in the last event at the track and field part of the nation’s largest multi-sport festival.
The quartet of Michael Reese, Paul Matcke, Cameron Hart and Andrew Gold was not only trying to preserve the Hawks’ qualifying spot in the State Indoor Track Meet on March 16 in Akron, but also to finish in time to attend the Expo at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, said Hartley head coach Reggie Osborne.
Even if the quartet maintained the pace that was good enough for second place in the final heat of the day, they were hard pressed to reach the convention center before the expo closed for the day.
Maybe they would be able to use the wristbands they received as competitors to gain entrance to the expo of Sunday, the last day of this year’s festival.
Even though the track meet was about five miles from the main action at the convention center and Veterans Memorial, the sprinters can brag they were part of the classic’s 4-day 25th anniversary celebration.
What started in 1989 with Arnold Schwarzenegger and many of the world’s other top bodybuilders has evolved into a classic that includes martial artists, cheerleaders, ballroom dancers, table tennis players, bikini contestants and other competitors. Altogether the event brought together 18,000 athletes in 45 sports.
Besides the French Field House and the convention center, the Hyatt Regency, the Hilton Columbus Downtown, the Columbus Commons, the LC Pavilion and the Hollywood Casino housed parts of the extravaganza.
Regardless of the number of venues and participants, the highlight remains the top bodybuilder.
For the fourth year, Dexter Jackson walked off with top honors, tying the Arnold record with Flex Wheeler.
Columbus City Schools had a rededication of the new Linden McKinley Stem Academy Monday, September 17, 2012. Your News Columbus takes you on a photo tour of the building.
Photos by Terry Gilliam
Columbus 200 Photos
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