A Page - June 26, 2011

Massillon High alumnus/Lake Erie 

College Student/Athlete Jamil Dudley 

wins High Jump Championship at USA 

Juniors National Meet

EUGENE, ORE. –  Following a double All-American performance as a freshman, Lake Erie College's Jamil Dudley (Massillon, Ohio/Massillon) reached new heights Friday, June 24, by winning the high jump at the 2011 USA Junior  Outdoor Track and Field Championships held at historic Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore.
Dudley cleared 7' 2 ½" on his third try to win the event besting runners-up Maalik Reynolds and David Smith, who were unsuccessful in three attempts to clear that height.  

The third-place finisher at the NCAA Division II Indoor National Championships and fourth-place finisher at the Outdoor Championships, Dudley earned one of two spots on the 2011 U.S. Pan American Junior Team that will compete at the Pan Am Junior Championships July 22-24 in Miramar, Fla.

Link to interview of Dudley by Runner’s Space after winning that national championship Below:


provided by LYNX

Men's High Jump Junior - Final

View event records


Athlete Name





Edward Dudley

Lake Erie College


7-2 ½


Maalik Reynolds



7-1 ½


David Smith



7-1 ½


Brandon Baskerville

Coppin State College


6-9 ¾


Timothy Ridge



6-9 ¾


Carlos Hernandez



6-9 ¾


Trevor Yedoni



6-8 ¾


Mark Jones





Dwayne Golbek





William Muzzio

James W. Robinson H.S.




Tanner Anderson





CSU's Cole 28th S/A picked in the draft

CLEVELAND - Norris Cole capped off his record-setting Cleveland State career on Thursday when he was chosen by the Chicago Bulls as the 28th pick of the first round of the 2011 NBA Draft, which was held in Newark, N.J.

Although chosen by the Bulls, Cole's stay in Chicago didn't last long as word of a trade to the Minnesota Timberwolves leaked out shortly after the Viking captain was picked. His stay in Minnesota was short-lived as well as before the second round concluded, he was traded by Minnesota to the Miami Heat where he will team with the trio of Lebron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh.

Cole becomes the first Viking to be selected in the NBA Draft since Clinton Smith was chosen by the Golden State Warriors in the fourth round (98th pick) of the 1986 draft with only Franklin Edwards (22nd pick by Philadelphia in 

1981) and Darren Tillis (23rd pick by Boston in 1982) were selected higher in the draft.

"I am extremely happy for Norris and his family," CSU head coach Gary Waters said. "He is a complete player who is 

perfectly suited for the NBA. He shows great leadership ability as a point guard yet is capable of scoring in a number of ways himself. More importantly, his knowledge of the game is outstanding and he excels at getting his teammates involved in the play.

"I have enjoyed working with Norris and his agent as they have gone through this process. One common comment that the various NBA teams have had when I have spoken with them is how hard Norris works defensively. That is the difference between him and many of the other players in the draft."

Cole, a 6-2, 175-pound guard from Dayton, Ohio, became the first Viking to earn honorable mention All-America honors on the Associated Press team since 1986 when was the only player in the country to average 20 points, five rebounds and five assists per game this season. He was one of five finalists for the Bob Cousy Award, which is presented to the nation's top point guard, and was a finalist for the John Wooden Award, which is given to the top player in the nation.

The first player in league history to be named Horizon League Player of the Year and Horizon League Defensive Player of the Year in the same season, he led the Horizon League in scoring (21.7 ppg), steals (2.2) and free throw percentage (.853), ranked second in assists (5.4), third in minutes played (35.7), fourth in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.93) and defensive rebounds (5.2) and eighth in rebounds. Cole set the CSU single season records for points (780), free throws made (227) and free throws attempted (266), scoring 20 points or more 20 times.

Cole had the top individual game in the Horizon League this year in scoring (41 vs. Youngstown State), rebounds (20 vs. Youngstown State), free throws made (15 vs. Green Bay) and steals (6 vs. UIC). His 41-point, 20-rebound and nine-assist effort against the Penguins was only the second 40-20 game in NCAA Division I in the last 15 years. (Blake Griffin has the other.)

Cole finished his career as the Cleveland State career record holder in games played (140), consecutive games played (140) and minutes played (4,114). He also ranks second in career victories (90), third in scoring (1,978), free throws made (479) and field goals attempted (1,554) and fourth in free throws attempted (587) and field goals made (677).