John F. Kennedy High School's Chad and Carl Zallow knew this could be a special week for them.
Both of them have been running well all indoor season, figuring in the top five in their respective events.
Saturday, at the Ohio Association of Track and Cross Country Coaches State Indoor Track and Field Meet, the brothers combined to bring home a state team runner-up trophy in Divisions II-III at the Stile Field House on the University of Akron campus.
Eastwood edged Kennedy, 36-33.
"We had high expectations this week," Chad said. "It gave us motivation for the outdoor season. It's a good thing to have."
Chad started off with a win in the 60-meter hurdles (8.06 seconds).
Area results: OATCCC State Indoor Meet at Stile Field House, Akron
Joe Harrington, So., Austintown Fitch, 12th, 7.12
Nathan Jones, Sr., Boardman, 11th, 7.09
Sam Ortz, Jr., Austintown Fitch, third, 7.18
Joe Harrington, So., Austintown Fitch, eighth, 22.62
Jimmy Rumple, Sr. Warren G Harding, 10th, 51.08
Kevonte Jordan, Sr., Warren G Harding, 14th, 52.48
Mark Hadley, Jr., Boardman, second, 4:12.80
Ryan Sullivan, Jr., Howland, ninth, 4:29.77
Alan Burns, Jr., Boardman, seventh, 9:44.74
Austintown Fitch, second, (Joe Harrington, Nathan Bowlen, Gary Gibson, Darrin Hall), 1:29.58
Austintown Fitch, ninth, (Zack Pasquale, Nathan Bowlen, Joe Harrington, Rob Venters) 3:29.20
Warren G Harding, sixth (Kevonte Jordan, Zaven Bennett, Marcus Boomer, Jimmy Rumple) 3:27.46
Austintown Fitch, 17th, (Stephanie Paul, Claire Wiles, Kylie Spring, Hannah Wishart) 10:04.56
Sam Ortz, Jr., Austintown Fitch, fifth, 6-4
Billy Price, Sr., Austintown Fitch, 12th, 49-4.5
Billy Price, Sr., Austintown Fitch, second, 69-10
Rehmaan Rafique, Sr., Austintown Fitch, 13th, 52-8
Justice Richardson, Fr., Warren G Harding, sixth, 7.88
Ebony Davis, So., Austintown Fitch, 16th, 8.03
Lauren Bower, Jr., Austintown Fitch, fifth, 9.25
Ebony Davis, So., Austintown Fitch, 11th, 25.83
Emma Lunne, Sr., Canfield, 10th, 2:22.03
Jordan Grantonic, So., Boardman, ninth, 11:39.21
Austintown Fitch, fifth, (Ka'Naylah Cox, Ebony Davis, Jayme Ritchie, Lauren Bower), 1:44.39
Warren G Harding, 16th (Aisha Jackson, Aminah Wesley Chyna Stroud, Imari Morris) 1:48.42
Canfield, 11th, (Devin Foley, Stephanie Carrocce, Sara Martinko, Bailey Fischer) 4:08.05
Austintown Fitch, ninth, (Ka'Naylah Cox, Ebony Davis, Jayme Ritchie, Lauren Bower) 4:07.43
Gabby Figueroa, Jr., Austintown Fitch, 14th, 34-6.25
Ka'Nisha White, So., Boardman, 10th, 35-8.25,
Tradazia Merchant, Jr., Austintown Fitch, 15th, 34-4.75
Giovanna Silvestri, Sr., Boardman, eighth, 36-3
Gabby Figueroa, Jr., Austintown Fitch, first, 56-0
Tradazia Merchant, Jr., Austintown Fitch, seventh, 3-7
Chad Zallow, So., John F Kennedy, fifth, 7.04
Carl Zallow, Jr., John F Kennedy, third, 6.96
Chad Zallow, So., John F Kennedy, first, 8.06
Carl Zallow, Jr., John F Kennedy, sixth, 22.43
Chad Zallow, So., John F Kennedy, second, 22.43
Marcus Mosley, Fr., Ursuline, seventh, 22.76
John Helms, Fr., Liberty, 15th, 25.71
Andrew O'leary, Sr., South Range, sixth, 50.36
John Helms, Sr., Liberty, fourth, 50.29
Zach Watt, Jr., John F Kennedy, ninth, 51.59
Solomon Yoder, Jr., Maplewood, 11th, 52.77
Wyatt Hartman, Sr., Maplewood, first, 1:57.22
Derek Morrison, So., Maplewood, seventh, 2:00.66
Jonathan Richmond, Sr., Liberty, seventh, 4:32.55
Eric Harris, Sr., Lakeview, 10th, 4:46.89
Tim Nichols, Sr., South Range, third, 9:43.28
Liberty, 16th, (John Helms, Alex Ward, Jonathan Richmond, Anthony Costa) 3:50.15
John F Kennedy, seventh, (Carl Zallow, Anthony Fordeley, Chad Zallow, Zach Watt) 3:34.37
Maplewood, first, (Derek Morrison, Mike Dahmen, Solomon Yoder, Wyatt Hartman) 8:10.13
Lakeview, 11th, (Adam Bogard, Luke Brantingham, Christopher Edie, Eric Harris) 8:37.36
Arnaldo Morales, Sr., Struthers, fifth, 6-2
Alex Radwanski, Sr., Garfield, 10th, 6-0
Anthony Fordeley, Jr., John F Kennedy, 13th, 19-3.25
Michael Pape, Jr., Struthers, 11th, 52-4
Lavonte Powell, Jr., Ursuline, ninth, 8.09
Alexandra Carnathan, So., Ursuline, sixth, 7.98
Megan Gunther, Jr., LaBrae, third, 10.3
Morgan Rice, Jr., John F. Kennedy, fourth, 10.4
Justine Palmer, Jr., Girard, eighth, 10.8
Lavonte Powell, Jr., Ursuline, 14th, 28.50
Megan Gunther, Sr., LaBrae, fourth, 26.23
Destiny Hall, Jr., Girard, seventh, 26.52
Lavonte Powell, Jr., Ursuline, first, 59.31
Nadiya Morgan, Sr., Struthers, sixth, 1:00.21
Justine Kagy, Jr., Girard, 14th, 1:03.60
Christian Bennett, Sr., Hubbard, eighth, 1:00.47
Courtney Lukac, Jr., Liberty, fifth, 2:24.19
Alanna Shamrock, Sr., Maplewood, 13th, 2:33.75
Erin Pavick, Sr., Maplewood, 11th, 2:28.13
Girard, second, (Taylor Harshbarger, Caitlyn Trebella, Justine Kagy, Alexis Cloud) 1:47.11
Struthers, seventh, (Amber Affagato, Layla Harrison, Nadiya Morgan, Ieshaia Walker), 1:51.14
Girard, first, (Tina Boyles, Justine Kagy, Taylor Harshbarger, Destiny Hall) 4:07.86
Struthers, seventh, (Amber Affagato, Layla Harrison, Nadiya Morgan, Ieshia Walker) 4:14.88
Liberty, 14th, (Aria Williamson, Sharlie Ward, Courtney Lukac, Jeanette Ward) 4:26.69
Girard, 11th, (Jackie Butler, Tina Boyles, Taylor Harshbarger, Domenique Hall) 10:20.23
South Range, 14th, (Mollie Pierson, Madelyn Kimpel, Danielle Buzzacco, Matti Dunham) 10:28.61
Caitlyn Trebella, So., Girard, 13th, 8-6
Savannah Teter, Fr., Girard, 11th, 5-0
Alexis Cloud, Jr., Girard, 13th, 15-4.75
Edie Svonavec, So., Garfield, second, 42-6.50
"I knew I had a lot of competition coming in. I came out the blocks really fast," he said.
Speaking of fast, Maplewood's Wyatt Hartman is off to a quick start in the Division II-III 800 - winning in a time of 1:57.22.
"It's definitely a huge confidence booster this early in the year," Hartman said. "It's a really good start to the season."
He and Derek Morrison, Mike Dahmen and Solomon Yoder won the 4x800 relay in a time of 8:10.13. The time might have qualified the relay for next month's Penn Relays. Teams had to run an 8:14 to be considered.
"A good thing for us is experience," Hartman said. "We had to come from behind to win. This will help us in tournaments and bigger meets, knowing how to respond. Last year, we didn't get under 8:12 until county.
"We have a lot of talent. It's going to be an exciting year."
Then, Girard's girls kept pace in the Division II-III 4x400 relay - placing first in a time of 4:07.86. The team of Tina Boyles, Justine Kagy, Taylor Harshbarger and Destiny Hall led the way.
The Indians didn't slow up as they took second in the 4x200 relay (1:47.11). Kagy, Harshbarger, Caitlyn Trebella and Alexis Cloud led this relay.
Staying in the same division, Ursuline's Lavonte Powell won the 400 (59.31).
Also, LaBrae's Megan Gunther took third in the 60 hurdles (10.3).
In Division I, Austintown Fitch's Gabby Figueroa set a new standard with 56 feet. It was a new state meet record and breaking her own Stile Field House mark she set on Jan. 19 of 53-9.50.
On the boys' side, teammates Billy Price placed second in the weight throw (69-10).
Girard's Edie Svonavec placed second in the Division II-III shot put (42-6.50).
Also in Division I, Austintown Fitch's 4x200 of Joe Harrington, Nathan Bowlen, Gary Gibson and Darrin Hall took second (1:29.58), Fitch's Sam Ortz was third in the 60 hurdles (7.18), and Boardman's Mark Hadley was second in the 1,600 (4:12.80).
In Division II-III, South Range's Tim Nichols took third in the 3,200 (9:43.28).
Carl, meanwhile, was recovering from a hamstring injury earlier this indoor season. He was to run the 200 and the 4x400 relay.
It was a race-time decision, but he ran the 60. He took third and ran a personal best time of 6.96.
"It's a great accomplishment," Carl said. "Thanks to coach (Robert) Andrews with the indoor season. Not many coaches would take the time to do that and allowing me to run the 60."
Today's accolades are something the brothers and the Kennedy team can build upon for the impending outdoor season.
"This is something we can build on," Carl said. "It's a nice accomplishment. It's something we want to at outdoor state when it's all said and done."