Three years after high school girls’ track and field made its debut in the state of Ohio in 1975, Sr. Rosemary Hoge started the winter and spring track and field programs at Beaumont, with both competition seasons still active today.
Winning its first state title in the sport and in school history in 1986, Beaumont track and field has won a total of 16 team titles and has produced 17 individual state champions and 34 state champion relays. A multitude of Blue Streaks have continued their track and field careers at NCAA programs after earning All-Ohio recognition.
Under the leadership of Head Coach, Jim Emery, (1990-2023) the Blue Streaks have had some of the premier track and field athletes in Greater Cleveland of the last three decades, including Aareon Payne (three-time state individual champion in sprints), Cicely Campbell (three-time Division II 800 state champion from 1997-99), Emily Infeld (four-time D-I 800 state champion from 2005-08), Katy Radkewich (three-time 3,200 state champion from 1994-96) and Maggie Infeld (a six-time distance state champion from 2001-04).
Of the 24 state championship team banners hanging in our gym, 18 were coached by Jim Emery, including seven cross country – the second most by a girls’ school in Ohio High School Athletic Association history – and 11 in track and field. Beaumont has won 16 state track and field titles, which is the most by a girls’ team in the state of Ohio.
Joining the list of champions at the 2021 OHSAA Division II Championships were Candace Johnson ’23, Reese Brady ’22, Mariya Washington ’23 and Patricia O’Neill ’22 who won the state title in the 4x400 relay. The win was determined by a photo finish, and was Beaumont’s ninth 4x400 relay victory, adding to the already record number of wins held in the event for Ohio girls track and field.
Beaumont scored in three other events at the 2021 state meet with school record holder Maddy Treharne ‘22 placing sixth in the pole vault, the 4×200 relay team comprised of the same four runners from the 4×400 relay placing seventh and O’Neill placing sixth individually in the 400 meter dash.
Awards & Recognition
16 State Championships (Most wins All-time for Ohio Girls’ Track & Field)
3 State Runners-up
33 State Championship Appearances
1 Conference Championship
5 Conference Runners-up
2 Indoor State Runners-up
1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2007, 2008
1993, 2000, 2003
Emily Infeld '08 - 6x Individual Track & Field Champion, all-time state record holder in the 1600 Meters, NCAA Champion, 2016 Rio Olympics participant in the 10,000 meters, Top American finisher in the 2017 IAAF World Championships in the 10,000 meters, 2018 USATF Cross Country champion.