Howland's Connor Durig signed a  National Letter of Intent to continue his track & field career at Youngstown State University. Connor placed 3rd at the Division I OHSAA Track & Field State Championships. He is also the defending Trumbull County and AAC high jump champion. Connor has earned all-county, all-conference, all-district, and all-state honors. His personal best jump of 6’8” tied the school record. 

High jump coach Coach Danny Libert said,  “Connor is a great teammate. He is humble and on meet days he shows up and competes with tenacity. His calming demeanor shines in pressure situations. No moment is too big for him. He is a joy to coach–always willing to learn and adjust to new challenges. The truly great competitors never brag about what they can do, they let their efforts speak for themselves and that is what I see when I watch Connor compete.” 

“Connor is very deserving of this continuation of his athletic career. He is very naturally talented and willing to work to develop that talent. Connor is hard working, humble, dedicated, skilled, and determined. Youngstown State is getting a great athlete and person, ” says Howland Boys Head Track & Field coach Logan Sheptock.