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Geiger Dominates High Jump At Ohio Open

Geiger should qualify for the NCAA First Round in the long jump later this month.

May 3, 2013

Ohio Open Results

ATHENS, Ohio – Senior Alexis Geiger (Gallipolis, Ohio) shattered her personal-best mark in the long jump to lead the Ohio women’s track & field team at the Ohio Open Saturday at Goldsberry Track.

Geiger’s jump of 6.05m is the 60th-best mark in the country this season and should earn her a berth in the NCAA First Round later this month. Her mark also ranks third in the Mid-American Conference this season and earns her an automatic bid at next weekend’s MAC Outdoor Championships in Akron, Ohio.

Geiger’s performance was one of seven event victories for the Bobcats on the day.

Senior Danielle Winningham (Barboursville, W. Va.) posted a personal-best time in the 400m dash (55.79) to claim first in the event. Her time was the sixth-fastest in the MAC this season. The senior also posted a personal-best mark in the 200m dash (25.70) to finish fourth in that event.

Junior distance standout Juli Accurso (Casstown, Ohio) captured the 1,500m run title in 4:33.99, which ranks as the ninth-best time in the league this season. Freshman Kayla Scott (Canal Winchester, Ohio) placed seventh in 4:53.31, while senior Ashley Waddington (Sandusky, Ohio) finished 10th in 5:01.05.

In hurdles action, sophomore Karissa Conrad (Lancaster, Ohio) finished first in the 400m (1:04.14), while sophomore Chanda Cuckler (Athens, Ohio) placed third in the 100m hurdles (14:49).

Cuckler also won the high jump with a leap of 1.63m.

Sophomore Janiece Rose (Franklinville, N.J.) finished second in the shot put with a throw of 13.29m, while senior Alexa Macri (St. Clairsville, Ohio) placed third in the discus with a hurl of 40.72m.

The Bobcats received a pair of top-three finishes in the hammer throw, as senior Lauren McCullough (Lancaster, Ohio) finished second (48.27m) and senior Kristen Mason (Reynoldsburg, Ohio) was third (43.79m).

McCullough also earned a second-place finish in the javelin throw (48.27m).

Rounding out the Bobcat performances, junior Miranda Richardson (Dublin, Ohio) grabbed her first victory of the season in the pole vault with a mark of 3.05m.

Ohio now sends a strong contingent of student-athletes to Akron for the MAC Outdoor Championships this coming Thursday-Saturday.