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Ohio Track and Field Prepares fro Raleigh Relays

Ohio Track and Field Prepares fro Raleigh Relays

ATHENS, Ohio – The Ohio track and field team plans to head to the 2018 Raleigh Relays (Mar. 30-31) hosted by N.C. State. Action will begin at 9 a.m. on Friday and at 9:45 on Saturday.

Please look here for complete meet information including the tentative schedule of events, map, and past results for the weekend. 

Live results for the weekend in Raleigh will be posted here for both days. The Raleigh Relays will also be broadcasted on the ACC Network Extra for a block of time on both Friday beginning at 6 p.m. and Saturday at 12 p.m.

There will also be some Bobcats competing at the Oliver Nikoloff Open hosted by the Bearcats of Cincinnati. Follow the respective links to find the schedule of events and live results for the weekend in Cincinnati. 

Ohio travels to Raleigh, N.C. and Cincinnati coming off a weekend in Rock Hill, S.C. where they competed in their first outdoor meet of the season, the 2018 Winthrop Adidas University Invitational. The Bobcats had a successful meet, securing three wins and 21 top-20 finishes throughout the weekend.

Field Events
The weekend started with the hammer throw where junior Gaza Odunaiya (Athens, Ohio) recorded a throw of 50.90m and a fifth-place finish. Senior Emma Ryan (Vincent, Ohio) placed next for the 'Cats taking seventh place with a throw of 49.32m followed by freshman Abby Moore (Rootstown, Ohio) in ninth with a throw of 47.02.

In the shot put, senior Jordan Porter (South Point, Ohio) placed third overall with a throw of 14.27m just ahead of Moore in fifth with a throw of 13.55m.

In the triple jump, sophomore Keilah Causey (Gahanna, Ohio) placed ninth overall with a jump reaching 10.71m.

In the javelin, Ryan secured a win for the 'Cats with a 42.43m throw and a first-place finish just ahead of sophomore Tajah Haley (Washington, Pa.) placing fourth with a throw of 38.63m. Ryan then went on to place fifth in the discus with a throw reaching 43.34m.

Running Events
In the 100m hurdles, senior Mya Hodge (Dublin, Ohio) placed first for Ohio and 10th overall with a time of 14.96.

Ohio added two more top-10 finishes in the 400m dash with junior Emily Deering (Geneva, Ohio) recording a time of 58.72 to place sixth and sophomore Marissa Handel (Highland Heights, Ohio) recording a time of 59.06 to place ninth.

Sophomore Tiffany Hill (Dublin, Ohio) won the women's 5K with a final time of 17:45.43 followed by freshman Hailey Bowes (Arlington Heights, Ill.) who placed seventh with a time of 17:56.97.

In the women's 1500m, junior Josie Woosley (Pataskala, Ohio) placed fifth with a final time of 4:46.05.

Deering recorded a time of 58.62 in the 400m to place third overall.

Freshman Melissa Barrett (Englewood, Ohio) added an Ohio win with a time of 2:14.86 to place first in the 800m and senior Jennifer Fockler (Canton, Ohio) placed eighth with a time of 2:24.92.

Ohio's 4x100m relay team of senior Courtney Guiley (Louisville, Ohio), junior Thelma Agyekum (Delaware, Ohio), freshman Abigail Summers (Powell, Ohio), and Hodge placed sixth with a time of 49.72.

Ohio's 4x400m relay, the team of Handel, senior Kaitlyn Logan (Granville, Ohio), freshman Melissa Barrett (Englewood, Ohio), and Deering clocked in a time of 4:00.99 to place third.