You have reached your limit of free articles this month.

Enjoy unlimited access to

Starting at just 99¢ for 8 weeks.


  • ePAPER

You have read of premium articles.

Get unlimited access to all of our breaking news, in-depth coverage and interactive features. Starting at just 99c for 8 weeks.


Welcome to

Your source for Clark and Champaign counties’ hometown news. All readers have free access to a limited number of stories every month.

If you are a News-Sun subscriber, please take a moment to login for unlimited access.

Rain dampens Lloyd’s plans again

Springfield High School’s Caleb Lloyd stood in the rain at Centerville High School Friday night hoping the Greater Western Ohio Conference divisional track meet would resume.

“I can run it right now,” Lloyd said of his last event, the 300 hurdles, as officials moved everyone to shelter during a second weather delay.

Lloyd had been able to get his 110 high hurdle race in, but the weather stopped the meet in its tracks halfway through the 10th event, the 1,600.

Another year for Lloyd, another GWOC meet suspended due to weather.

In 2013, the overall GWOC meet was pushed back a couple of hours due to weather and Lloyd let it get to him some.

“Last year was unreal,” Lloyd said. “It really messed with my mind, but it made me really work hard on my mental game this year.”

Lloyd entered with the third-fastest time in the 110 hurdles in the Central Division at 14.75 but was able to edge Wayne standout Jordan Latimer at the line to finish second in 15.14. Northmont’s DJ Hickman claimed the title in 14.57 and Latimer was third in 15.33.

“I think I knocked every single hurdle,” Lloyd said. “I know I have a better race in me. But we (he and Hickman) have been going at it since junior high.”

Which was why Lloyd was gearing up for the 300 hurdles and a chance for redemption.

The divisional race was scheduled to be run Wednesday but was postponed in the morning due to weather. The delay pushed what is normally Friday’s main event for the overall title into Wednesday’s format, where all three divisions were scored individually with no overall champ.

The thunder and lightning held off just long enough for the high jump.

Competing under a light rain, Springfield’s Derick Yarbrough managed to clear 6-foot-2 to tie Latimer for the overall title. Latimer was awarded first based on fewer misses.

“(The rain) kind of threw me off a little bit,” Yarbrough said. “I think I could have won it, but I will see him again. I felt good the whole time, the rain just threw me off.”

Springfield’s Marques Moore was third in the discus with a toss of 132 feet in the only other field event finished before the meet was delayed.

Reader Comments ...

Next Up in

Thames cracks two home runs as Brewers beat Reds
Thames cracks two home runs as Brewers beat Reds

Eric Thames homered twice to raise his major league-leading total to 10, Hernan Perez added a three-run shot, Matt Garza pitched for the first time this season and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Cincinnati Reds 11-7 on Monday night. The left-handed batting Thames got just enough muscle on an 0-2 pitch from Amir Garrett (2-2) to slice an opposite-field...
H.S. Results for 4/24: Fairborn baseball bests ‘Creek at Fifth-Third

H.S. Results for 4/24: Fairborn baseball bests Beavercreek at Fifth-Third Fairborn took on their backyard rival at Fifth-Third field, defeating Beavercreek 5-3. Ryan Proffitt was not only the winning pitcher for Fairborn, but also scored three runs on the night. Will Coleman had a two out, two run double in the top of the fifth inning to put Fairborn...
Springfield senior Davis wins county’s top basketball honor
Springfield senior Davis wins county’s top basketball honor

Danny Davis was a star for Springfield’s basketball team from his first game as a freshman in 2013 to his final game last month. Though Davis is Springfield’s all-time leading scorer with 1,774 points, it was made clear at the 40th annual Clark County coaches’ basketball banquet on Monday night at Wittenberg University that what most...
Serena Williams responds to Ilie Nastase's comments on her unborn child
Serena Williams responds to Ilie Nastase's comments on her unborn child

Serena Williams has responded to comments about her unborn child that were made by retired tennis pro Ilie Nastase on Saturday at a news conference ahead of  the Romania Fed Cup playoff against Great Britain, according to ESPN. Nastase, who is the captain of the Romania team, reportedly made a comment in Romanian that was clearly audible to other...
Last year’s Bengals first-round pick itching to get back on field
Last year’s Bengals first-round pick itching to get back on field

No one in the Cincinnati Bengals locker room is more eager to get back to work this season than cornerback William Jackson, the team’s 2016 first-round pick who missed all of his rookie year with a pectoral injury. “I’m itching, I’m itching, I’m ready to get out there now,” Jackson said Monday as the Bengals began...
More Stories