Authors:COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) Board of Directors made a historic decision today when it approved a recommendation to add eight wheelchair championship final events – four for boys and four for girls – to the OHSAA State Track and Field Tournament beginning in 2013. Wheelchair athletes in one boys division and one girls division will compete in the 100 meters, 400 meters, 800 meters and shot put, with participants wearing school uniforms and being awarded for individual honors, although they will not score points for their teams. Track and field is the first sport in which the OHSAA will include wheelchair athletes as part of a state tournament and makes Ohio one of approximately a dozen states to do so. “This is something we have talked about for some time now and I’m thrilled that our Board of Directors has taken the formal step to make this a reality,” OHSAA Commissioner Daniel B. Copyright 2012 SportsInk. All rights reserved.