May 11, 2012
MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. - Senior Brittany Tyree and junior Ashley Waddington each earned points for Ohio Track and Field as it closed the second day of the Mid-American Conference Outdoor Championships in 10th place after seven events.
Tyree earned four points for the 'Cats after placing fifth in the heptathlon. She won the 800m portion of the event and was second in the high jump. Freshman Chanda Cuckler would finish ninth in the heptathlon with her best finish coming in the javelin (fourth).
Waddington earned three points for the Bobcats in the day's last event, the 3k steeplechase, with a time of 11:08.39. She finished sixth in the MAC with her time.
Senior Hope McCarty qualified for the 800m finals after placing second during the prelims with a PR time of 2:10.18. Erin Gale also earned a PR in the event, but placed 11th. Sophomore Melissa Thompson also qualified for a final tomorrow as she shaved almost five seconds off her PR (4:32.29) in the 1500m.
In the two field events, Donyelle Brown earned Ohio another top-10 mark, this time in the shot put with a toss of 13.60m. Junior Alexis Geiger was 12th in the long jump, tops among the Bobcats, and added a PR time in the 100m prelims.
Kiley Mathews and Kaylah Howard both picked up two PR's for the Bobcats, Mathews in the 200m and 400m prelims and Howard in the 100m and 200m prelims. Freshman Delaney Bolger also picked up a PR in the 400m prelims and Courtney Weiss finished 12th in the 400m hurdle prelims.
Tomorrow’s action starts at 11 a.m. with the field events, all remaining running event finals and the awards ceremony scheduled.
Women's Team Standings Through Day Two (Seven Events Scored)
1. Toledo - 59
2. Kent State - 48
3. Miami - 33
4. Akron - 29
5. Eastern Michigan - 22
6. Western Michigan - 21
7. Buffalo - 18
8. Central Michigan - 16
9. Ball State - 15
10. Ohio - 12
T11. Bowling Green - 0
T11. Northern Illinois - 0