Many of you are familiar with the Kevin Costner movie Field of Dreams. In that movie, baseball players from the past came out of an Iowa cornfield. Mariemont has a version of the Field of Dreams. The differences are that instead of baseball, it is track & field. Instead of players coming out of an Iowa cornfield, it is about a family named Fields. Missy & Ken Fields are Mariemont grads. They moved out of Mariemont for awhile after they got married but moved back over 20 years ago. They have three daughters and two sons. Over two generations, all seven have been part of the Warrior track & field program.
Ken was the first of the family members to be on the track & field team. He ran sprint events for Mariemont from 177-1980. Mariemont at the time was in the Eastern Hills League. Ken was EHL champ in the 100 dash, 200 dash, 4 x 100 relay, & 4 x 200 relay. He was city champ n the 100 dash. In 1978, he was a state qualifier in the 4 x 200 relay. Fields held the school record in the 4 x 200 relay. Two of the other members on that team were his brother David Fields and current Mariemont track & field coach Jeff Timmers.
Missy (who was Missy Castetter in high school) was on the track & field team from 1979-1982. She also ran sprints along with the 100 hurdles and high jump. Missy still holds school records in the 100 dash (12.5), 200 dash (25.9), 100 30" hurdles (14.55), and high jump (5'6). She shares the 200 record with Angie Howland (2008). Missy will always hold the hurdle record since girls' hurdles are now 33". She had several EHL league titles. In 1980, Missy finished 5th in the state in the 100 hurdles. In 1981, she was state champ in the hurdles and 1982, state runner-up. Also in 1982, she was 5th in the state in the 200 dash and qualified for the state meet in the high jump. Missy went on to run for Ohio State University.
The second generation of Fields track & field athletes started with oldest daughter Mackenzie. She was on the Warrior track & field team from 2005-2008. Mackenzie competed in the sprints, sprints relays, 100 & 300 hurdles, high jump, & pole vault. Her best event was the pole vault. She holds the school record (11'9) and CHL record (11'). She also was on a school record 4 x 100 relay team. In 2008, Mackenzie was CHL champ in the pole vault (4th straight year) & 100 hurdles, runner-up in the high jump, and 3rd in the 200 dash. Mariemont was team champs that year. In 2007, she was a state qualifier in the pole vault. In 2008, Fields was 3rd in the state in the pole vault. That year she also was a state qualifier in the 100 hurdles and 4 x 100 relay. Mackenzie went on to compete at the University of Cincinnati in the pole vault. In 2013, Fields set the UC indoor pole vault record (13'11.25). Later in the season, she broke the outdoor record (14'3.25) and was 10th at the NCAA Championships. Both records still stand today. Mackenzie Schimizze is currently a teacher at Walnut Hills High School.
Taylor is the 2nd daughter to run for the Warriors. She was on the team from 2008-2011 and ran the sprints and sprint relays. She had the opportunity to compete with Mackenzie for one year where she shared the 4 x 100 relay school record and went to state in the 4 x 1. Taylor is now a graduate student at the University of Wisconsin where she is studying neuroscience.
Garrett became the first of the two sons to compete at Mariemont. He competed in the discus, hurdles, and sprint relays from 2011-2014. He overlapped one year with his two younger siblings. Garrett is currently a junior at Ohio State majoring in business.
Finally we come to the two current family members who are still competing track & field for Mariemont. Junior twins Carson & Ryan are carrying on the Field's tradition of being track & field athletes.
Carson competes in the 100 dash, 200 dash, sprint relays, & 300 hurdles. She holds school records in the 4 x 100 & 4 x 200 relays and the 300 hurdles. In the 4 x 1 relay, Carson replaced Mackenzie and Taylor on the record board. Carson had three CHL championships this spring in the 300 hurdles, 4 x 100 & 4 x 200 relays, and a runner-up finish in the 100 dash. In the two relays, she holds the league FAT records and the 4 x 200 is the fastest ever in CHL history. Carson was the district & regional champ in the Division II 300 hurdles. She finished 11th at the state meet. Last year at the state meet, she was 7th in the same event.
Ryan (who is 8 minutes older than Carson) competes in the 100 dash, 200 dash, and sprint relays. This past spring, he was CHL champ in the 200 dash, and the 4 x1`00 & 4 x 200 relays. Ryan was league runner-up in the 100 dash. He is also in the CHL record book with FAT records in the 4 x 100 & 4 x 200 relays. Ryan qualified for the regional meet in the 4 x1 & 4 x2 relays. He had a podium finish (7th) in the 4 x 200 relay.
All told, the Fields family over two generations have had several league & school records, district titles, regional titles, and one state title. Five family members have qualified for the state meet. As of now, Missy, Mackenzie, & Carson are still on the Mariemont track & field record board. Few families, if any, have made an impact on a school track & field program as the Fields family has done. Mariemont is indeed lucky to have its own "Field of Dreams".
The 2015-2016 sports season is now complete. It was the 10th year for the website and 31st for the Cincinnati Hills League. Once again, it was another great year for the varsity sports.
Wyoming was the winner of the All Sports Trophy. The Cowboys had 108 points, winning the award for the 14th time out of the last 15 years. Indian Hill was 2nd with 101.5 points and Mariemont 3rd with 95 points. See the complete list under the All Sports Trophy link.
League champions were crown in 18 sports:
Football - Indian Hill, Volleyball - Wyoming, Boys' Soccer - Mariemont, Girls' Soccer - Indian Hill, Boys' Golf - Wyoming, Girls' Tennis - Indian Hill, Boys' Cross Country - Indian Hill, Girls' Cross Country - Mariemont
Boys' Basketball - Indian Hill/Wyoming, Girls' Basketball - Mariemont, Wrestling - Reading, Boys' Swimming/Diving - Wyoming, Girls' Swimming/Diving - Mariemont
Baseball - Reading/Taylor, Softball - Reading, Boys' tennis - Indian Hill, Girls' Track & Field - Taylor, Boys' Track & Field - Wyoming
The league had four state champions. Three of those came in swimming. Leah Dupre (Mariemont) & Alex Fortman (Madeira) were individual champs. The relay team of Philip Brocker, Connor Williams, Carson Burt, & Christopher Rutter of Wyoming were relay champs. The 4th state champion came on the last day of the sports season when Nick Cedillo of Madeira won the 800 run at the state track & field meet.
Over 30 athletes have committed to various colleges & universities to continue their sports careers. See the list under the Commitments link.
Now that the summer season is upon us, we invite you to keep coming to the CHL website. We will have stories throughout the summer. Also, watch the Twitter feed on announcements from the league schools. Also on Twitter, keep up with the athletic facilities improvements going on at various league schools. None is bigger than what is going on at Deer Park. A new turf and track are going in there. We have at least two new athletic directors to introduce to you. Watch for their bios. Beyond that, there are the usual links to league sports history, league school history, stats, and other information.
We now look ahead to the 2016-2017 school year. All ready fall conditioning going on in several sports. There will be plenty of summer camps in the coming weeks. League schedules for football, volleyball, & soccer are already on the website. Since it is early, times, dates, & locations are subject to change. The other sports will be posted sometime in August.
As we approach our 11th year, thank you as always for your support of the CHL website.
When the SID was doing some research on the wrestling & swim/dive meets, he got curious on the longest league championships in the different sports. There have been 15 championship consecutive win streaks of five or more in 10 different sports. CHL league competition began in the fall of 1985 for all sports except boys' & girls' swimming & diving. Their league titles started during the 1999-2000 school year. The all time leader is Indian Hill boys' tennis. They won 23 straight tennis titles from 1986 to 2008. The Braves also hold the record for most league titles. They have 27 of 28 titles (Wyoming won in 2009). The longest current streak is Indian Hill girls' tennis. They have won 19 in a row.
Here is the list of 5 or more consecutive league championships:
1. Indian Hill boys' tennis 23 (1986-2008)
2. Indian Hill girls' tennis 19 (1997-present)
3. Indian Hill boys' golf 12 (1985-1996)
Wyoming girls' basketball 12 (1989-2001)
5. Reading wrestling 11 (2005-present)
6. Wyoming boys' swimming 10 (2006- present)
7. Wyoming boys' track & field 9 (1991-1999)
8. Finneytown volleyball 7 (1985-1991)
Reading volleyball 7 (1995-2001)
Madeira girls' cross country 7 (1993-1999)
11. Wyoming boys' golf 6 (2002-2007)
Wyoming volleyball 6 (2011-present)13. Taylor boys' cross country 5 (2001-2005)
Indian Hill girls' tennis 5 (1985-1989)
Wyoming boys' track & field 5 (2012- present)
Welcome to the Cincinnati Hills League. As members of the Cincinnati Hills League, we would like to welcome our fans and guests to our schools and athletic facilities this season. We appreciate your support and attendance at our events and remind all attendees that the use of tobacco and alcohol are prohibited at school sponsored events. Fans are not allowed on the fields of play and we ask you to respect our facilities and quality of play on the field. Positive sportsmanship will be shared between both teams during the competition and we ask for our fans to exhibit that same behavior. Cheer for your team, show respect for the officials, and support staff in place to make the event a positive experience for all in attendance. We are friendly rivals; we respect the work and efforts shown by both teams. We are proud of our schools and are very appreciative of your support and attendance. Thank you. The Cincinnati Hills League
The eight histories of the district are completed. We will leave them on the website.