Shelby's Caleb Brown prepares to hand the baton to anchor runner Blake Lucius during the boys Division II 4x800 relay at the state track meet Friday at Ohio State's Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.

COLUMBUS — Blake Lucius took the baton and began to accelerate away from the exchange zone before pumping the brakes.

The anchor runner of Shelby’s 4x800 relay team, Lucius wanted to give the competition a fair chance Saturday afternoon.