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Track Heads To YSU National, Meyo Invitationals

Sophomore Caroline Hildebrand qualified for the 5,000m run at the MAC Indoors at the Tom Wright Classic on Jan. 24.

Feb. 6, 2014

YSU Invite Heat Sheets | Meyo Invitational Heat Sheets

ATHENS, Ohio - The Ohio University women's track & field team is set to travel to Youngstown State University on Friday to compete in the YSU National Invitational.

The two-day invite will start at approximately 3:55 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 7 for women's races and resume at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8, with field events.

In addition, senior Melissa Thompson (Westerville, Ohio) will represent the Green & White at the prestigious Meyo Invitational in Notre Dame, Ind. Thompson will compete in the one mile run on Saturday at 3:10 p.m.

Specific event times and live results for the YSU Invite can be found by clicking here: http://www.deltatiming.com/results/events_byschedule.aspx?yf=2014&mf=2014-ysu-national-invite. Fans can also follow Thompson’s progress with this live results link for the Meyo Invitational: http://www.deltatiming.com/results/events_byschedule.aspx?yf=2014&mf=2014-meyo-invitational.

Ohio will represent the MAC at the YSU Invite the while competing against more than 10 teams at the invite including Bucknell, Duquesne and Slippery Rock University.

Sophomore Caroline Hildebrand (Hilliard, Ohio) will compete in Youngstown after a successful performance at the Tom Wright Classic last week where she placed second in the 5,000m run with a personal best time of 17:33. She will compete in the 3,000m and distance medley relay at YSU.

Junior Chanda Cuckler (Athens, Ohio) will lead the Bobcats in field events, including the high jump after she placed first last week at the event in Bowling Green with a height of 1.70m. She is also set to compete in the long jump, shot put, 4x400m and 60m hurdles.

After this weekend’s events, the Bobcats will return to action at the Spire Division I T&F Invitational on Feb. 14-15 in Geneva, Ohio.