Rep. Louis Terhar (R-Cincinnati) today honored the Cincinnati La Salle High School boys’ track and field team on the floor of the House of Representatives for winning the 2011 state championship.

Coached by Frank Russo, La Salle scored 36 points to edge out runner-up Centerville, which scored 34 points. The title was the school’s second boys’ track and field state championship, with the first dating back to 1994.

“I am extremely proud of the effort put forth by these young men, and I know they made the whole city of Cincinnati proud with their accomplishments,” said Representative Terhar. “I want to further commend Coach Russo for his strong leadership in molding these young men into scholars and leaders as well as athletes.”

Along with being acknowledged on the House floor, the team was also recognized by Senator Bill Seitz on the Senate floor in the afternoon.


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