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Ohio Track and Field Hosts Final Meet Before MAC Championships

Ohio Track and Field Hosts Final Meet Before MAC Championships

ATHENS, Ohio – The Ohio track and field team plans to host their final meet before the 2018 Mid-American Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships next weekend (May 10-12). The Ohio Open (May 4) will feature athletes from Capital, Rio Grande and, Waynesburg with action beginning at 2 p.m.

For complete meet information including the schedule of events, look here.

The Bobcats are currently coming off a weekend where they competed at the Redhawk Invitational hosted by MAC rivals, Miami where the Bobcats secured several top-10 finishes including senior Emma Ryan's two wins in the discus and in the javelin.

Some Bobcats also traveled to compete at the Hillsdale Gina Relays where junior Alyssa Atkinson recorded a ninth-place finish in the 5K with a 16:54.62 time.

Bobcats in the MAC
Running Events
Junior Emily Deering (Geneva, Ohio) currently holds the fourth-best time in the 800m after recording a 2:10.45 performance at the Jesse Owens Classic (April 20). This time also qualifies her with an automatic bid for the tournament

In the 10K, there are two ranked Bobcats including Atkinson (Granville, Ohio) in seventh with a 35:25 time and senior Ellen Isaac (Mansfield, Ohio) in ninth with a 35:53.70 time. Both performances were recorded at the Raleigh Relays (Mar. 30).

Ohio's 4x400m relay team is currently ranked in 10th place after clocking a time of 3:55.20 at the Raleigh Relays.

Field Events
In the high jump, sophomore Tana Barrett (Newark, Ohio) holds the ninth-best jump after reaching 1.65m at the 2018 Charlotte Invitational (April 13).

Senior Jordan Porter (South Point, Ohio) holds the fourth-best throw in the shot put after recording a 15.49m throw at the Jesse Owens Classic. This throw also provided her with an automatic bid to compete at the MAC Championships along with three other Bobcat throwers.

In the discus, junior Gaza Odunaiya (Athens, Ohio) and senior Emma Ryan (Vincent, Ohio) both qualified for MACs at the Charlotte Invitational and hold the seventh- and eighth-best throws in the conference with throws of 47.65m and 47.63m respectively. Odunaiya also recorded the sixth-best hammer throw (54.85m) and Ryan the third-best javelin throw (44.67m).

Also in the javelin, sophomore Tajah Haley (Washington, Pa.) sits with the seventh-best throw in the conference with a throw of 41.43m posted at the Redhawk Invitational (April 28).