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Ohio Track and Field Prepares for Jesse Owens Track Classic

April 20, 2017

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ATHENS, Ohio – Ohio track and field heads to Columbus, Ohio to compete in the Jesse Owens Track Classic (April 21-22) hosted by the Ohio State Buckeyes. The competition begins Friday at 2 p.m. and Saturday at 10 a.m.

Live results will be available here throughout the weekend here, however throws will not be live.

The Bobcats will see competitors from Akron, Bowling Green, Buffalo, Cedarville, Central State, Denison, Eastern Michigan, Findlay, Hillsdale, Kent State, Kentucky, Laurel Creek, Lourdes, Miami (Ohio), Michigan, Michigan State, Murray State, Notre Dame (Ohio), Oakland, Oberlin, Ohio State, Ohio Wesleyan, Point Park, Rio Grande, Seton Hill, Ursuline (Ohio), Waynesburg, Western Michigan, Wheeling Jesuit, Wright State and Youngstown State.

SCOUTING OHIO
Ohio visits the home of the Buckeyes coming out of the Charlotte Invitational hosted by the UNC-Charlotte 49-ers where the ‘Cats recorded 12 top-10 finishes throughout the weekend.

TRACK EVENTS
In the 100-meter dash, Thelma Agyekum (Delaware, Ohio) finished first for Ohio with a time of 12.41 to place 14th, just ahead of Adrianna Mauzy
 (Athens, Ohio) in 18that 12.87 and Anna Michael (Lebanon, Ohio) in 19th at 13.09.

In the 200-meter dash, Kristin Winkel (Avon Lake, Ohio) placed ninth with a time of 25.34. Agyekum finished next in 13th at 25.98 and Mya Hodge (Dublin, Ohio) placed 19th at 26.30.

In the 400-meter dash, Gracie Huffman (Pleasant Hill, Ohio), Erin Stewart (Chardon, Ohio) and Marissa Handel (Highland Heights, Ohio) placed ninth through 11th with times of 57.81, 58.26 and 58.39, respectively. Tajah Haley (Washington, Pa.) placed 18th with a time of 1:02.15.

Rebekah Markovitz (Columbia, Md.) placed second in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:17.56.

In the 800-meter run fast section, Kaitlyn Logan (Granville, Ohio) ran a 2:15.61 to place fourth overall.

Madison Sury (Waterford, Ohio) ran a time of 4:41.85 in the 1500-meter run to place 19th.

In the 3K, Christina Seas
 (West Union, Ohio) placed third with a time of 10:54.37.

In the 5K, Emily Cass (Athens, Ohio), Abby Miller (Mansfield, Ohio) and Tiffany Hill (Dublin, Ohio) all placed in the top-10. Cass recorded a time of 17:53.44 to place third, Miller recorded an 18:24.32 to place fifth and Hill recorded an 18:38.86 to place seventh.

Winkel came in second in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 14.18, just ahead of Hodge at 14.84 to place 11th.

Hannah Bush (Middletown, Ohio) placed 12th in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 1:09.25.

In the 3000-meter steeplechase, Peyton Adkins (Gallipolis, Ohio) recorded a time of 11:46.40 to place third.

Ohio’s relay team of Stewart, Logan, Handel and Huffman recorded a fourth-place finish with a time of 4:01.17. 

FIELD EVENTS
In the high jump, Ohio recorded three top-10 finishes with Tana Barrett (Newark, Ohio) in fourth (1.60m), Taylor Smith
 (Canal Winchester, Ohio) in eighth (1.60m) and Bush in 10th (1.45m). Atiya Spaulding (Chesapeake, Ohio) jumped a 1.45m to tie for 11th.

In the long jump, Michael placed 16th with a jump of 4.80m.

Keilah Causey (Gahanna, Ohio) recorded a jump of 10.75m in the triple jump to place 10th overall.

Ohio recorded their first win of the weekend in shot put where Jordan Porter (South Point, Ohio) threw a 15.28m. Haley came in next with a throw of 12.56m to place sixth and Spaulding at 12.24m to place ninth.

In discus, Ohio recorded three top-10 finishes with Gaza Odunaiya (Athens, Ohio) placing fourth with a throw of 43.54m, Emma Ryan (Vincent, Ohio) placing sixth with a throw of 42.28m and Cassidy Cleland (Reedsville, Ohio) placing 10th with a throw of 38.13m.

In the hammer throw, Ohio added four more top-10 finishes with Odunaiya in fifth (52.80m), Ryan in seventh (52.12m), Porter in eighth (49.46m) and Cleland in ninth (47.05m).

Ryan added another win for Ohio in javelin with a throw of 41.50m. Haley placed second with a throw of 35.73m; Barrett placed sixth with a throw of 43.07m and Spaulding placed ninth with a throw of 31.30m. 

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