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Ohio Track & Field Hosts First Home Meet Saturday

Sophomore Tessa Weigand will compete for Ohio in the 1500m run Saturday.

April 4, 2014


ATHENS, Ohio -
The Ohio University Women’s Track and Field team will host its first home meet of the 2013-14 season when the ‘Cats compete in the Ohio Cherry Blossom Invitational on Saturday, April 5 at Goldsberry Track.

Field events will begin at 12 p.m. with the javelin throw, with running events following at 2 p.m. with beginning with the women’s 5000m. Admission is free for all fans on Saturday.

For live results posted throughout the day, click here.

Coming off of a successful performance last week at the Black & Gold Invitational in Nashville, several Cats will continue to fight for berths at the upcoming MAC Outdoor Championships in Athens.

Junior Donyelle Brown (Reynoldsburg, Ohio) will lead the team in field events, taking on the hammer throw, shot put and discus. Brown will try to claim yet another school record in the hammer throw after just missing the mark by .03m last week in Nashville.

The Bobcats’ 4x400m relay team will make their debut on their home turf after finishing fourth last week in Nashville. The team recorded a time of 4:06 last week and maintains a season-best time of 3:56. Juniors Delaney Bolger (Lebanon, Ohio) and Karissa Conrad (Lancaster, Ohio) senior Kara Jackson (Bidwell, Ohio), and freshman Amanda Sacha (Lakewood, Ohio) will lead the team in the event.

In distance races, sophomore Stephanie Loshbough (Johnstown, Ohio) will take on the 1500m and the 5000m. She will be joined by teammate and sophomore Peyton Adkins (Gallipolis, Ohio) in both events, while sophomores Krista Roehlig (Uniontown, Ohio) and Allison Roeth (Houston, Ohio) also will race in the 5000m. Senior Melissa Thompson (Westerville, Ohio) and sophomores Tessa Weigand (Akron, Ohio) and Kayla Scott (Canal Winchester, Ohio) will see action in the 1500m run.

The jumps unit will be led by junior Chanda Cuckler (Athens, Ohio), who will compete in the high jump and long jump. Freshman Taylor Smith (Canal Winchester, Ohio) also will look to continue her strong outdoor season with a berth in the high jump.