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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.

RUNNING EVENTS
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.

FIELD EVENTS
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

UP NEXT
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. 

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