Jan. 28, 2006
COLUMBUS, Ohio -
The Ohio men's and women's track and field teams finished in the non-scored Ohio State Invitational with one first-place finisher and 23 top-five placers Saturday at The Ohio State University's French Field House.
Scott Mayle (Philippi, W.Va.) claimed his fifth first-place finish of the season. Mayle recorded a long jump mark of 24-11.75, his best score of the season. Bobcats Tyler Edwards (Lancaster) and Bryan Miller (Falling Waters, W.Va.) took second and third, respectively, in the same event.
The meet was the first of two stops in Columbus for Ohio during the indoor season. Some of the schools competing included Ohio State, Xavier and Marshall with Cincinnati only competing on the women's side. The Bobcats will return to French Field House for the Scarlet and Gray Invitational on February 18th.
On the track, Mayle claimed third in the 200m and second in the 55m at 6.37, just .03 seconds off the school record. Dan Bailey took fourth in the 200m, while Drew Fattlar (Westlake) finished third in the 800. One of the most entertaining races happened in the 4x400 race with Ohio finishing just 1.55 seconds behind Ohio State.
In the field events, Jeremy Keesee (Marysville) tied for second at 6-07 with Jordan Sharpe (Tipp City) placing fourth in the high jump. Luke High (Cambridge) finished second in the triple jump at 41-09.75 and fourth in the pole vault. Miller finished close behind, placing third in the triple jump at 41-09.25.
On the women's side, sophomore Carime Reinhart (Bascom) took second in the one-mile event. Chanelle Harmon (Cincinnati) took fifth in the 55m, and Jessica Kestler (Maineville) placed second in the 600m. Aileen Taylor (Twinsburg) finished fourth in the 800m, and Andrea Maas (Cincinnati) ended fourth in the 3000m.
In the field events, Jaclyn Lugaila (Waterford, Pa.) had the highest placement, taking second in the shot put. Maleah Thornton (Williamsport) finished fourth in the high jump. Rachael Diehl (Lancaster) and Brittany Vinson (Amelia) took third in the pole vault and long jump events, respectively.
Next on slate for the Bobcats is next weekend's Central Collegiate Championships at Kent State in Kent, Ohio.