DELAWARE, OHIO – Clayton Cook capped off his high school track career in impressive fashion on Saturday.
Cook was part of a record-setting performance while taking part as a member of the Indiana All-Star contingent in the Midwest Meet of Champions.
The former Wawasee High School standout ran a leg of the champion 4 X 200 relay team in the annual meet held at Ohio Wesleyan University and involving the top senior athletes from Indiana, Ohio and Michigan.
Cook, a Ball State football recruit, teamed with Isaiah Thomas of Warren Central, Derek Grimmer of Center Grove and Charles Sykes of Lake Central to claim first in the relay event. Their winning time of 1:25.05 broke the old meet record of 1:25.29 set by Michigan in 2011.
Cook also placed fifth in the 110 hurdles in a time of 14.30. He won a state championship in the event on June 5 at the IHSAA State Finals at Indiana University with a time of 13.99.
Wawasee product JJ Gilmer earned a seventh place finish in the high jump competition Saturday. Gilmer, who will compete in track and field at Grace College, cleared 6-6. He was state runner-up in the high jump in Bloomington eight days ago with a school record setting jump of 6-10.
Deanna Cornelius of Elkhart Memorial placed fourth in the shot put with a throw of 43-04.25.
Nathan Munet of Elkhart Central was eighth in the 800 with a time of 1:54.71. Treyton Harris, also of Elkhart Central, finished in ninth place in the high jump with a jump of 6-4.
Wawasee boys and girls track coach Scott Lancaster served as an assistant coach for the Indiana All-Star squad.
The Ohio boys and girls teams both won the team championships in the meet, which has been held since 1974. The Indiana boys and girls teams each finished third.