March 31, 2006
ATHENS, Ohio -
After one day of competition in the Ohio Invitational, the Bobcat women won both scored events, the hammer throw and 10,000-meter race, under wet conditions at the Goldsberry Track.
Eight schools, including Bowling Green and Marshall, are represented at the two-day meet in Athens. Despite rainy conditions, the teams were able to complete the hammer throw and 10,000m races. The women's pole vault, however, was rescheduled for Saturday.
Jaclyn Lugaila (Waterford, Pa.) beat her nearest competitor by three meters to win the hammer throw at 53.00m, 1.15m shy of qualifying for the regional. Last week, she qualified in the shot put and will look to win the event on Saturday.
Andrea Maas (Cincinnati) easily won the 10,000m at 37:47.80, about a minute ahead of her nearest competitor. Julia Weisenborn (Bowling Green) and Kendra Churchill (Dublin) finished third and seventh, respectively.
On the men's side, Chad Toussant (Minerva) placed sixth in the 10,000m. Brad Hershey (Fremont) and George Sarmiento (Centerville) took third (43.02m) and fourth (42.95m), respectively, in the hammer throw.
Day two begins on Saturday at 9 a.m. with the shot put and javelin and will end in the afternoon with the men and women's 4x400 relay.