The Team

Centerville Track & Field

Centerville High School has been considered by the state press as one of the top schools in the state of Ohio. The school has remained ‘closed’ for various reasons throughout modern history, so the successes of the program have come from athletes, who live within our boundaries. This is an important distinction. Coming from one of the most competitive track & field hotbeds in the United States, Centerville has amassed a record that is so far beyond the norm for high school athletics that it is easy to lose perspective on the accomplishments of the past. The goals of the team are always national in scope. Highlights of the team’s past include:

  • Girls State Champions in 1981, State Runner Up in 1980, 1988 & Indoor 2014, 2015 & 2016.

  • Boys State Runner-Up in 2011 outdoors, 2011 & 2016 indoors

  • Girls Regional Team Champions in 1980, 1981, 1988, 1992

  • Boys Regional Team Championship in 2011, 2016 and 2018

  • & runner up 1985, 2010 & 2012, 2015, 2017

  • Girls Greater Western Ohio Conference Central division ( 5 years) and 25 overall titles in 43 years

  • Boys Greater Western Ohio Conference Central division and Overall champions the past 9 of 10 years. 25 titles since 1974.

  • Girls have won the 7 of the past District titles and have won 26 titles in 43 years

  • Boys have won 19 of the past 22 District titles (14 in a row) (Runner-Up the other 3 years). 26 overall titles

  • Girls have had 62 individual and 18 relay outdoor and 30 individual and 9 relays indoor All State performers.

  • Boys have had 55 individual and 16 relay outdoor and 35 individual & 4 relays indoor All State performers (since 1974)

  • Athletes have competed at USATF Junior Nationals & New Balance Nationals the past 19 seasons.

  • Two former US Olympic Coaches- Criss & Rita Somerlot, who are hall of fame coaches at CHS.

  • Spring Break trips to Florida, California, Alabama and Georgia the past 9 seasons to compete at national track and field meets

  • 433 boy & girls have been NCAA scholarship athletes since 1975 (D1 & 2), including 5 last season for a current total of 26 running track in college & 8 more in other sports for the 2021/22 school year.

  • Race to Read program collected 31,071 books over five seasons as a community outreach program combined with a track meet called the WarriorElk Challenge- now JDRF event.

  • A team GPA of 3.21 GPA for 139 male athletes last season and a 3.58 for 116 on the girls side

  • Have set 41 indoor varsity school records & 12 freshman indoor records. 24 outdoor varsity records & 25 freshman outdoor records. We have also added 136 indoor varsity top 5 performances and 101 varsity top five performances since 2000. (including 19 top 5 and 7 school records so far this winter)

A normal sized team for the start of the year (winter conditioning) would be a total of about 125- 150 runners, with athletes coming to us from all four grades, 9-12. This season we think we will start the year with over 280 boys and girls interested in running track for the elks and we will start outside.