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Ohio Set To Compete At Black & Gold Invite In Nashville

Senior thrower Lauren McCullough got off to a strong start to her outdoor season at last weekend's Wake Forest Open.

March 27, 2014


ATHENS, Ohio -
The Ohio University Women’s track & field team is set travel to Nashville this weekend to compete in the Vanderbilt Black & Gold Invitational after getting off to an impressive start to their 2014 outdoor season last week.

The Bobcats will compete on Friday, March 28 and Saturday, March 29 at the Vanderbilt University Track & Field complex.

Track events will begin at 6 p.m. on Friday with the women’s 200m dash and resume at 12:30 p.m. Saturday with the 2000m steeplechase.

For a complete list of events, click here.

In the field events Senior Lauran McCullough (Lancaster, Ohio) will represent the Green & White in the hammer throw and the javelin. McCullough will fight to qualify for MAC Championships again after coming up just short of a qualifying throw by less than a meter last week at Wake Forest with a mark of 38.16m.

Senior Kara Jackson (Bidwell, Ohio) will compete on the track in the 400m, 200m and 4x400m relay. Jackson set a personal best last week of 57.74 seconds in the 400m at the Wake Forest Open.

In distance events, sophomore Allison Roeth (Houston, Ohio) will compete in the 2000m steeple and the 3000m. She will be joined by fellow sophomore and teammate Stephanie Loshbough (Johnstown, Ohio) in the 3000m.

After taking last week off, senior Melissa Thompson (Westerville, Ohio) returns to action with a berth in the 1500m run. She will be accompanied by sophomores Tessa Weigand (Akron, Ohio), Sarah Kaufman (Zanesville, Ohio) and Peyton Adkins (Gallipolis, Ohio).

Bobcat fans can follow live results of the meet by clicking here.