Anderson inducted into track hall of fame

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Jay (Jehu) Anderson, a 1998 graduate of Oberlin High School, was among the six inductees April 13 to the Lorain County Track and Cross Country Hall of Fame.

The induction ceremony took place at Amherst Steele High School during the Lorain County athletic administrators meet.

Anderson was the 1997 and 1998 Division III 100-meter state champion (11.01 and 11.19 seconds, respectively), the 1998 200-meter state champ (22.19), and 1997 state runner-up (22.15).

With Clearview’s Otis Jenkins (1972-1973), he is one of just two athletes from Lorain County to ever win back-to-back titles at 100 yards/100 meters on the boys side.

He was a four-year letterman in football for Toledo, starting in 48 games at defensive back. Anderson was member of the 2001 MAC championship football team and 2000 and 2002 MAC West Division champions.

Anderson just completed his third year as head football coach for Oberlin College. He was assistant for defensive backs at Oberlin College in 2009-2011 and 2013.

Other county hall of fame inductees were Joe Scott (Elyria), Hector Garcia (Clearview), Lillian Saez (Lorain), Claire DeChant (Avon), and Howard Washka Amherst, Elyria, Lorain County Community College).

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