April 21, 2012
ATHENS, Ohio - Ohio scored points in seven different events today, finishing sixth at the All-Ohio Championships in Oxford. The Bobcats finished in the top half of the field and were narrowly edged by teams from Ohio State and Dayton.
The Bobcats earned their most points, eight each, in the 400 meters and heptathlon. Danielle Winningham finished third in the 400 with a time of 56.91 and Kiley Mathews finished seventh with a season-best time of 57.52.
Chanda Cuckler earned Ohio five points in the heptathlon, placing ninth or higher in all seven events. The freshman's best performance was a third-place finish in the high jump. Brittany Tyree was second in the 800m portion to finish sixth in the heptathlon.
Hope McCarty and Courtney Weiss each earned six points on their own for the Green and White in their respective events. McCarty was third in the 800m with a PR time 2:11.03 and Weiss ran a season-best 1:02.98 in the 400 hurdles.
Ashley Waddington picked up five points for the Bobcats in the 3000m steeplechase. The junior finished fourth with a time of 10:52.68. Alexis Geiger picked up a couple points in the long jump with a leap of 5.41 meters and Janiece Rose earned Ohio a top-10 finish in the shot.
In the relay events, Ohio finished fifth in the 4x4 (Mathews, McCarty, Tyree and Willingham) and eighth in the 4x1 (Kaylah Howard, Geiger, Mathews and Winningham). Howard and Geiger also ran season-best times in the 100 meters for the `Cats.
The team splits up next week with some competitors heading to Gina Relays at Hillsdale College in Michigan. The rest of the squad stays in the state for the Ashland Alumni Open.