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Ohio Track and Field Places 12th at 2018 MAC Championships

Ohio Track and Field Places 12th at 2018 MAC Championships

Bowling Green, Ohio – The Ohio University track and field team finished the 2018 Indoor Track & Field Mid-American Conference Championships in 12th place with a total of 13 points scored. Over the two-day meet, the Bobcats secured four top-eight finishes.

During yesterday's competition, junior Emily Deering (Geneva, Ohio) qualified for the finals of the 800m run in the preliminary round. Deering went on to place fourth overall with a finals time of 2:12.24.

Ohio had three Bobcats racing in the 3K where junior Alyssa Atkinson (Granville, Ohio) came in 13th with a final time of 10:03.45, sophomore Abby Miller (Mansfield, Ohio) placed 17th with a time of 10:10.31, and senior Christina Seas (West Union, Ohio) rounded out the top-20 with a time of 10:26.06.

The running events concluded with Ohio's 4x400m relay team of sophomore Marissa Handel (Highland Heights, Ohio), junior Thelma Agyekum (Delaware, Ohio), senior Kaitlyn Logan (Granville, Ohio), and Deering clocking in a time of 4:03.71 to place 12th overall.

Senior Jordan Porter (South Point, Ohio) earned a spot on the podium in the shot put with a throw of 14.79m to place seventh. Freshman Abby Moore (Rootstown, Ohio) recorded a throw of 13.40m to place 13th overall.

In the triple jump, sophomore Keilah Causey (Gahanna, Ohio) placed 18th with a jump of 10.94m.

2018 Mid-American Conference Standings
1. Eastern Michigan: 154
2. Akron: 76
3. Bowling Green: 68
4. Kent State: 64
5. Toledo: 55
6. Central Michigan: 52
7. Northern Illinois: 45
8. Western Michigan: 42
9. Buffalo: 36
10. Miami: 33
11. Ball State: 25
12. Ohio: 13

The Bobcats head south to Rock Hill, S.C. to compete in the first outdoor event of the season at the Winthrop Invitational on March 23-24.