Ohio’s Top 50 Athletes of the Decade: No. 46 Marc Sylvester

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No. 46: Marc Sylvester, Cle. St. Ignatius, Track, 1997-2001

Today we continue the countdown of JJHuddle’s “Top 50 Ohio High
School Athletes of the Decade” for 1999-2009. Every Monday through
Friday from now until March 26, a new athlete will be released.

Today’s entry is one of Ohio’s greatest runners ever. He still holds the 800 record.


Today we continue the countdown of JJHuddle’s “Top 50 Ohio High
School Athletes of the Decade” for 1999-2009. Every Monday through
Friday from now until March 26, a new athlete will be released.

Today’s entry is one of Ohio’s greatest runners ever. He still holds the 800 record.

46. Marc Sylvester, Cleveland St. Ignatius, Track, 1997-2001: Set
– and still owns – the Ohio record in the 800 with a 1:48.93 in 2001 in
Dayton. That mark is also a state meet record and ranks eighth in U.S.
history. The 1:49.07 Sylvester ran in 2001 as well ranks No. 9
all-time. Sylvester also won the national indoor and outdoor titles in
the 800 in 2001. The state 800 champ as a sophomore as well, Sylvester
also led Ignatius to state titles in the 3,200 relay as a senior and
sophomore. He was the SEC Freshman of the Year at Tennessee in 2002.

 

 

COMPLETE COUNTDOWN

Honorable Mention

50. Daequan Cook, Dayton Dunbar, Basketball, 2002-2006

49. Maurice Hall, Columbus Brookhaven, Football, 1997-2001

48. Erick Howard, North Canton Hoover, Football, 2006-2010

47. Jared Sullinger, Columbus Northland, Basketball, 2006-2010


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