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Ohio Track & Field's Deering Takes Third In 800 On Final Day Of 2019 MAC Outdoor Championships

Ohio Track & Field's Deering Takes Third In 800 On Final Day Of 2019 MAC Outdoor Championships

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MAC Outdoor Track & Field Championships Central | Results

MUNCIE, Ind. -- The Ohio track & field team finished 11th at the 2019 Mid-American Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships, which wrapped up with the meet's third and final day of competition today. The Bobcats tallied 27 points.

Akron won the league's 2019 outdoor title with 120 points.

Senior Emily Deering (Geneva, Ohio) scored six points for the Bobcats thanks to a third-place finish in the 800-meter run, crossing the finish line in a lifetime-best 2:09.45.

Deering was one of three Bobcats who produced top-five finishes for Ohio at the meet.

On Thursday (May 9), senior Gaza Odunaiya (Athens, Ohio) claimed second in the hammer thanks to a school-record toss of 60.22 meters, and junior Tajah Haley (Washington, Pa.) recorded a career-best throw of 47.34 meters to take second place in the javelin. On Friday (May 10), Haley posted a fifth-place finish in the heptathlon, placing fifth with 4,686 points. She won the javelin portion of the seven-discipline competition with a toss of 44.19 meters, took second in the shot put with a toss of 12.65 meters and placed sixth in the high jump with a mark of 1.57 meters. Both Odunaiya and Haley garnered Second Team All-MAC honors.

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