Reading's Dreyling named LaRosa's Athlete of the Week

Reading's Dreyling named LaRosa's Athlete of the Week (LaRosa's)

  • NAME: Justin Dreyling
  • SCHOOL: Reading High School
  • SPORT(S): Track & Field-Football
  • GRADUATING YEAR: 2018
  • GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT: 2017 Div. II state champ in long jump
  • BIRTHDATE: 3/27/99
  • HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6'-180 lbs.
  • RESIDENCE: Reading
  • PARENTS: Kenny & Cindy
  • BIGGEST INFLUENCE: Head Coach Rob Page
  • FUTURE GOAL: Track & Field in college, degree in education

Cincinnati's dominant long jumper in the smaller school division is Reading High School senior Justin Dreyling, an Ohio state champion.

A four-year varsity starter in track & field, Justin started strong this year, taking first place in the 300-meter hurdles and the long jump at the Woodward Invitational. Justin ran a time of 42.31 and jumped a distance of 22-09. He holds the school record in long jump at 23'1" and so far this season he also holds the top spot in the CHL in the 100 dash in 11.24.

Last year as a junior, Justin won the long jump title in the Cincinnati Hills League (for the third straight year), plus he won the Southwest Ohio District, Regional and the Ohio State championships, all in Division II. His 23-00.75 jump at the state tournament broke a 40-year-old school record and made Justin the school's first high jump state champ in 70+ years. He was also a member of the 4x100 relay team that set a school record of 43.9.

His success has earned many honors, including last season being named 1st team CHL, Cincinnati Div. II Field Athlete of the Year (Enquirer) and 1st team all-city.

Also an all-star football player for the Blue Devils as a receiver and defensive back, Justin helped lead the team to its first Div. V playoff win in 17 years.

As a receiver, he had 25 receptions for 426 yards and three TDs. On defense, he led the CHL in interceptions with six and had 54 tackles. He was 1st team CHL, 1st team all-city (Enquirer) and 2nd team all-SWO District Div. V.

As a receiver, he had 25 receptions for 426 yards and three TDs. On defense, he led the CHL in interceptions with six and had 54 tackles. He was 1st team CHL, 1st team all-city (Enquirer) and 2nd team all-SWO District Div. V.

His favorite athlete is LeBron James, favorite entertainer is Post Malone, favorite book is Lost Symbol by Dan Brown, favorite movie is Shooter and most-like-to-meet is Tom Brady.

COACH'S QUOTE – "Justin is an irreplaceable student athlete at Reading. He is a great teammate, competitor, and is a true grinder. His passion for the sport is contagious and he will excel at the next level in the classroom and on the track."

— Rob Page, Track & Field Coach

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