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Ohio Track Makes Weekend Stops In South Bend, Youngstown

Juli Accurso returns to action for the Bobcats this weekend at the Meyo Invitational.

Feb. 1, 2013

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ATHENS, Ohio - The Ohio University women's track & field team will split up this weekend to take part in a pair of high-profile Midwest events. The team's top runners will compete at the Meyo Invitational Friday and Saturday in Notre Dame, Ind., while a group of student-athletes will head to Youngstown, Ohio, to compete in the YSU National Invitational. 

Meyo Invitational
The Meyo Invitational, which is entering its 26th year of existence, welcomes elite teams and competitors from around the country as almost 50 schools expected to be present. The event is highlighted by the famous Meyo Mile. The women's mile run will take place at approximately 3:10 p.m. on Saturday.

Junior Melissa Thompson (Westerville, Ohio) will run in the preliminary heats of the women's Meyo Mile and can qualify for Saturday's final. This past week, she earned an automatic berth in the MAC Indoor Championships with a season-best time of 4:57.98.

The 3,000m event at the Meyo Invitational will feature three Ohio student-athletes, including 2012 cross country All-American Juli Accurso (Casstown, Ohio), who will see her first action of the indoor season. Also competing in the 3,000m are junior Emily Pifer (Canal Winchester, Ohio) and senior Ashley Waddington (Sandusky, Ohio). 

YSU National Invitational
On Friday, field events (long jump, weight throw and women's pole vault) at the YSU Invitational begin at 4 p.m. with the first running event (5,000-meter run) slated for 5 p.m. Friday's scheduled running events are 500-meter run, 1,000-meter run and Distance Medley Relay.

On Saturday, field events start at 10 a.m. with the first running event slated to start at 11 a.m.

Highlighting the Ohio slate are sophomore Chanda Cuckler (Athens, Ohio), who will compete in the pentathlon, and senior Alexis Geiger (Gallipolis, Ohio), who looks to perform well in the women's long jump after capturing the title at last week's Tom Wright Invitational.