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Ohio Track and Field Heads to Charlotte Invitational

Ohio Track and Field Heads to Charlotte Invitational

ATHENS, Ohio – The Ohio track and field team heads south for the weekend where they plan to compete at the 2018 Charlotte Invitational (April 13-14) hosted by UNC Charlotte. The weekend is set to begin on Friday with field events starting at 2 p.m. and running events at 6:30. Saturday's events will be kicked off with field events at 9 a.m. and running events at noon.

The meet will be held in the 49ers home turf, the Irwin Belk Track & Field Center. For a tentative schedule for the weekend, click the respective link.

Ohio looks to compete against teams including Appalachian State, Benedict, Charlotte, Charleston Southern, Davidson, Gardner Webb, NC State, Norfolk State, UNC Wilmington, UNC Upstate, Wake Forest and Winthrop.

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The Bobcats return to action after a weekend at home where they hosted the 2018 Ohio Cherry Blossom Invitational. Ohio secured wins in a total of seven events throughout the day.

Running Events
Ohio captured the 4x100 meter relay title with Bobcats junior Thelma Agyekum (Delaware, Ohio), senior Courtney Guiley(Louisville, Ohio), senior Mya Hodge (Dublin, Ohio) and freshman Abby Summers (Powell, Ohio) clocking a time of 54.95.

Hodge picked up the win in the women's 100-meter hurdles clocking a time of 14.95.

Ohio took the top three spots in the women's 400 meter run with sophomore Merissa Handel (Highland Heights, Ohio) taking first at 58.44 followed by junior Emily Deering (Geneva, Ohio) in second at 59.11 and freshman Melissa Barrett(Englewood, Ohio) in third at 1:00.40.

Bobcats filled the top three spots in the women's 800-meter run. Junior Josie Woosley (Pataskala, Ohio) picked up the win clocking a time of 2:17.28 while senior Kaitlyn Logan (Granville, Ohio) was second at 2:22.66 and sophomore Melissa Koziol Burton, Ohio) was third a 2:25.09.

Ohio took the top three spots in the women's 5K with senior Shannon Kilbane (Lakewood, Ohio) taking first at 18:52.99 followed by sophomore Emily Cass (Athens, Ohio) at 18:55.21 and senior Mary Richardson (Newark, Ohio) at 19:00.29.

The Bobcats picked up the win in the 4x400 relay race with the team of senior Kaitlyn Logan (Granville, Ohio), freshman Melissa Barrett (Englewood, Ohio), senior Jennifer Fockler (Canton, Ohio), junior Rebekah Markovitz (Columbia, Maryland) clocking a time of 4:23:14.

Field Events
In the long jump, senior Anna Michael (Lebanon, Ohio) finished in the first-place spot with a jump reaching 5.08m. Sophomore Keilah Causey (Gahanna, Ohio) represented Ohio in the third-place spot with a jump reaching 4.84m. Causey also took the women's triple jump with a distance of 10.96m.