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Ohio Track and Field Heads to 2018 Indoor MAC Championships

Ohio Track and Field Heads to 2018 Indoor MAC Championships

ATHENS, Ohio – The Ohio track and field will head to Bowling Green, Ohio to compete at the 2018 Indoor Track & Field Mid-American Conference Championships this weekend (Feb. 23-24) hosted by the Falcons of Bowling Green. Competition is set to begin Friday and Saturday at 10 a.m. with the heptathlon events. 

On Friday, field events will begin at 12:15 p.m. and the running events after at 2:20. Here is the full schedule of events for the weekend.

The event will be live streamed throughout the weekend here. While live results will be available here.

For any questions regarding entries, maps, or tickets, reference the MAC Championship Website for complete information.

The Bobcats heads to the MAC Championships coming off a very successful Buckeye Tune-Up (Feb. 17) hosted by Ohio State where the Bobcats totaled several top-10 finishes.

Several Bobcats also recorded personal-bests including sophomore Gaza Odunaiya (Athens, Ohio) who set a new program record in the weight throw (19.07m) and ranks her as sixth in the MAC. Sophomore Keilah Causey (Gahanna, Ohio) qualified for the MAC tournament with a lifetime-best jump and the third-best jump in program history in the triple jump with a jump of 11.71.

Running Events
In the 200m dash, freshman Abby Summers (Powell, Ohio), Agyekum, and Brewer all placed in the top-10 with times of 26.51, 26.88, and 27.51, respectively.

Ohio sophomore Marissa Handel (Highland Heights, Ohio) placed in the top-five of the 400m dash with a time of 58.13 securing fourth place. Junior Emily Deering (Geneva, Ohio) came in next for the 'Cats with a time of 59.31 to place eighth.

Senior Kaitlyn Logan (Granville, Ohio) clocked in a time of 2:20.33 in the 800m run to place seventh overall.

In the mile, Ohio had three top-10 finishes including sophomore Melissa Koziol (Burton, Ohio) in third with a 5:11.32 time, junior Josie Woosley (Pataskala, Ohio) in fourth with a 5:11.35 time, and senior Tara Tollett (Shadyside, Ohio) in eighth with a 5:20.19 time.

Next was the 3K where junior Alyssa Atkinson (Granville, Ohio) ran a time of 9:58.25 to place sixth.

In the 60m hurdles, senior Mya Hodge (Dublin, Ohio) qualified for the finals with a preliminary time of 9.03 to place fifth. She went on to compete in the final round where she ran a 9.23 to place seventh.

Field Events
The field events were started with the high jump where Ohio sophomore Tana Barrett (Newark, Ohio) tied for fourth place with a jump of 1.58m. Sophomore Atiya Spaulding (Chesapeake, Ohio) and Haley both recorded jumps of 1.48m.

In the long jump, sophomore Keilah Causey (Gahanna, Ohio) recorded a jump of 4.68m to place ninth. She then went on to record a lifetime-best and automatically qualify for the MAC tournament in the triple jump with a jump of 11.71m. This jump is also currently 10th-best in the conference and the third best in Ohio history.

Senior Jordan Porter (South Point, Ohio) recorded a shot put throw of 14.52m to place first for the 'Cats and sixth overall. Freshman Abby Moore (Rootstown, Ohio) placed 11th with a throw of 12.58m.

In the weight throw, junior Gaza Odunaiya (Athens, Ohio) set a new school record with a throw of 19.07m beating the record by over a foot.