Chillicothe Junior High eighth-grader David Russell earned a spot again atop the podium at the IESA Class AA State Track & Field Meet.
Russell returned the state track meet and competed in discus and shot put. His fifth-place throw of 138 feet, 4 inches in discus earned a medal. Last year, he also finished fifth with a throw of 121 feet, 5 inches.
In the shot put, Russell placed 13th with a throw of 42 feet, 1 1/2 feet.
Out of the field and a part of the 4x100 state qualifying relay team of Reece Nowack, Jordan Norris and Luke Taylor, Russell and the team finished 29th with a time of 51.52.
For the seventh-grade Mustangs, Will Ressler qualified for state in high jump. Ressler finished tied for 13th with a jump of 4 feet, 11 inches.