AKRON, Ohio - Four Ohio Bobcats were named to the 2012 Women's Indoor Track and Field All-MAC Team this evening as the team finished competition at the league championships in Akron. Sophomore Juli Accursohighlighted the day by winning the 3k and placing second in the mile.
Accurso cruised to victory in the 3k, earning a vital 10 points for the Bobcats by dominating the field with a time of 9:33.46. She won the event by a full 15 seconds over her nearest competitor. The sophomore finished second in the mile with a time of 4:48.32, less than a second off the winner and MAC record holder from Toledo, Emma Kertesz
The Bobcats also gained vital points from Melissa Thompsonin the mile as the sophomore finished fifth with a season-best run of 4:54.85. The performances of Accurso and Thompson, along with the DMR outing from Friday, had the Bobcats in a tie for second.
Emily Pifer earned another point for Ohio in the 3k with a PR of 10:00.06. Thompson finished 13th in the event. Ashley Waddingtonhad a PR in the mile event with a time of 5:11.44.
2012 Women's Indoor Track and Field All-MAC First Team Valerie Fraizer (Wert), Akron Rebecca O'Brien, Buffalo Emma Siuciak, Buffalo Rosie White, Eastern Michigan Shantavia Williams, Eastern Michigan Kate Wolanin , Eastern Michigan Penina Acayo, Kent State Kim Preston, Kent State Melinda Sawnor, Kent State Megan Gregory, Northern Illinois Chanel Kellyman, Northern Illinois Juli Accurso, Ohio Kiley Mathews, Ohio Hope McCarty, Ohio Melissa Thompson, Ohio Emma Kertesz, Toledo Andrea Arnold, Western Michigan Iris Campbell, Western Michigan Victoria Chatman, Western Michigan Leya Munwam, Western Michigan
Final Women's Team Scores: Kent State - 108.5 Toledo - 87.5 Western Michigan - 85.5 Buffalo - 73.5 Miami - 66 Eastern Michigan - 63 Northern Illinois - 48 Akron - 38 Ohio - 37 Central Michigan - 32 Bowling Green - 14 Ball State - 10