Perusing through the Trumbull County Track and Field county past winners, it's hard pressed to find anyone who accomplished what Howland's Nicole Pachol did Thursday.
There have been athletes who have won three individual events, but no athlete has won four for either the boys or girls since the county meet has been run at Lakeview in the previous 14 years.
This year, in the 15th running of the county meet at Lakeview, Pachol accomplished a phenomenal feat by winning the 100- and 200-meter dashes and the 100 and 300 hurdles. She won both hurdle events as a sophomore.
She has the state's second fastest time in the 300 hurdles (43.99 seconds) and fifth fastest in the 100 hurdles (14.79).
At her next two meets, the All-American Conference Red Division Meet Tuesday in Poland and the Division I district at Austintown Fitch, it's hard to find anyone to push Pachol.
Then, there's the Division I regional back at Fitch, appropriately called by some as "The Little State Meet."
There are a plethora of talented runners from the Cleveland area swarming to Austintown. Euclid's Tamica Harbour, who gave Pachol her only loss in the 100 hurdles at the Optimist Meet in Austintown, and Collinwood's Amber Smith have posted faster times than Pachol. Smith has the state's best time in the 300 hurdles.
Pachol qualified for regional finals in the 300 hurdles in 2007, but suffered a season-ending injury prior to the 2008 campaign.
This season, she's making up for lost time.
Perisa ran 1:55.33, which set a new meet and stadium record. The mark is fourth best in the state and best in Division III.
He placed fifth at last year's state meet.
The stadium record was set by Maplewood's John Palmer, who ran 1:55.60 in 2003. That year Palmer took second to state-champion Kevin Stonestreet of McDonald in one of the best Division III 800 races in recent memory.
Keeping with the middle-distance theme, the Eagles' 1,600 relay won their 10th county title in the past 15 times the county meet has been at Lakeview.
The team of Patrick Hull, Michael Fronk, Mark Ringold and Perisa ran 3:26.84. It's the fastest time clocked by a Kennedy 1,600 relay since 2003 when Ben Nolan, Brandon Battee, Matt Karl and Shane Golden won the county title in 3:26.3. However, that 2003 team was disqualified in districts for a uniform violation. It was the Kennedy team that could've been.
Look for Hull, Fronk, Ringold and Perisa to have a good race with Gilmour Academy at this year's Navarre Fairless regional later this month. Both teams have the top two times around the state in Division III. The Lancers ran 3:27.95 at their own Miele Invitational earlier this year.