Howland's Solarz signs with Youngtown State for track & field
Lexus Solarz signed her National Letter of Intent to continue her track & field career at Youngstown State University. Lexus was a 2022 Division I OHSAA State Qualifier in the discus. She is also the defending 2022 Trumbull County and AAC discus champion. Lexus has earned all-county, all-conference, all-district, and all-state honors. Her personal best is a throw of 128’7”, ranking her among the Tiger elite. Lexus was also a majorette and varsity cheerleader for Howland.
Coach Libert, the Girls Track and Field Head coach shared, “Lexus is one of the most positive student-athletes I've coached. She is a great teammate and embraces friendly competition to make not only herself better but those around her. Youngstown State is fortunate to have Lexus as part of their school community and athletic program.”
Her throwing coach, Coach Zakrajsek, said, “Congratulations to Lexus Solarz on making the decision to continue her academic and athletic career at Youngstown State University. Lexus’ success comes from a combination of physical and mental strengths. She possesses amazing body control, awareness and quick twitch muscles from years of training as a dancer and majorette. These skills combined with an attitude of always working to improve make Lexus a very fun athlete to coach at any level. Best of luck this season and in the future.”
Additionally, Coach Sheptock, who is the head coach of Howland’s track and field program shared, “Lexus is one of the hardest working student athletes I have had the opportunity to work with. She is dedicated to her skill and always wants to work toward perfection. She does all the behind the scenes correctly that makes a good athlete into a great athlete. Practicing on her own, staying after to talk to coaches, going to camps, working in the weight room, competing in indoor meets, and filming and watching her technique. I have no doubt she will be successful at Youngstown State University .”