Some athletes are football players who run track,
while others are track athletes who play football. Either
description would be appropriate in the case of Aaron Fenzel. He was
superb in both sports at Midview High School.
He was an outstanding performer on the football
team and teamed with Chad Price his senior year to give the Middies
two 1,000 year rushers in one season. Aaron was All-Conference and
All-County as a defensive back and was named Lorain County's
Defensive Back of the Year.
His track achievements are numerous. He holds
Midview High School records in the 100 meters - 10.51 seconds, 200
meters - 22.12 seconds, and 400 meters - 47.92 seconds, when he
placed second at the 1997 DIV I State Track Meet.
He was the Erie Shore Conference Champion at 100
meters, 200 meters, 400 meters and was the Conference record holder
at 100 meters (10.51) in 1995. He was also a member of the 4 X 400
meter relay championship team in 1996. He was the Lorain County
Conference 100 and 400 meter champion and was a member of the 4 X
400 relay championship team in 1997. Aaron was a four time Division
I state qualifier at 400 meters and finished fifth at 100meters his
senior year. He anchored the 4 X 400 meter relay team that qualified
for the State Track Meet his sophomore year.
Aaron finished first at the 1997 Ohio State Indoor
Track And Field Classic, the Kent State Indoor Track and Field
Classic and the Cincinnati Indoor Track and Field meet. He was a
member of the 1997 All-Ohio Track Team. Aaron was the three time
Ohio Games 400 meter champion and record holder. He was also the 100
meter record holder.
He was a three time MVP for Midview's track team
and was the Lorain Journal's Athlete of the Year.
Aaron received a scholarship to run at the
University of Mississippi ('Ole Miss) and was a member of the 4 X
400 meter relay team that placed fourth at the 1999 Indoor National
Championship. He is fifth on the All Time list in the 600 meters
indoor at 'Ole Miss.
Aaron Fenzel left not only big footprints at
Midview High School, but they were also fast. He was simply the
greatest sprinter in school history.
Aaron Fenzel works for the Information Technology
Department at Otterbein College and coaches track at the high school
Aaron and his wife Erin live in Westerville, Ohio.
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