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Odunaiya Shatters School Record, Ohio Track And Field Returns From Akron and Meyo Invitationals

Odunaiya Shatters School Record, Ohio Track And Field Returns From Akron and Meyo Invitationals

Results: Akron Invitational (PDF)

Results: Meyo Invitational (PDF)

Akron, Ohio/ South Bend, Ind. – Ohio track and field returns after a two day showing at the Akron Invitational and Meyo Invitational meets.

FIELD EVENTS

At the Akron Invitational, senior Gaza Odunaiya (Athens, Ohio) placed first overall in the weight throw gold division reaching a school record breaking distance of 19.78m. Sophomore Abby Moore (Rootstown, Ohio) placed fifth with a season high mark of 18.69m. Moore also placed sixth for Ohio in the shot put with a distance of 13.54m.

In the blue division, junior Tajah Haley (Washington, Pa.) placed third in the shot put with a throw of 12.48m.

RUNNING EVENTS
At the Akron Invitational, freshman Stephanie Pierce (Fairborn, Ohio) placed second in the 800m run blue division with a time of 2:16.59.

In the blue division 3000 meter run, freshman Madelyn Bartolone (Massillon, Ohio) finished second with a time of 10:46.39.

At the Meyo Invitational, senior Alyssa Atkinson (Granville, Ohio) finished the 5000m run with a time of 17:26.06 along with sophomore Hailey Bowes (Arlington Heights, Ill.) finishing with a personal best time of 17:34.54. Both times qualify for the MAC's 5k race.

Atkinson and Bowes would return in the 3000 meter run. Atkinson with a time of 10:01.72 and Bowes with another personal best of 10:13.53 (9 seconds faster than her previous time).

Junior Melissa Koziol (Burton, Ohio) raced the 1 mile run and finished with a personal best time of 4:59.10. Senior Josie Woosley (Pataskala, Ohio) finished with a time of 5:03.28, while senior Madison Sury (Waterford, Ohio) finished with a time of 5:07.57.

Junior Ashleigh Carr (Oakland, Neb.) finished the 400m dash in 56.90 seconds.

Senior Emily Deering(Geneva, Ohio) competed in the 800m run and finished with a time of 2:11.88.

UP NEXT
The Bobcats will return to action this Friday (Feb.8) for another two day competition at the Kent State Qualifier hosted in Kent,Ohio.

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