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Bobcats win Eight Events at Marietta Open

Bobcats win Eight Events at Marietta Open

ATHENS, Ohio – Ohio track and field returns home after a competitive weekend at the Marietta Alumni Open (Feb. 2) and the Meyo Invitational (Feb. 2-3) where the Bobcats recorded wins in eight events.

Running Events
The weekend started with competition in the preliminary round of the 55m dash where Ohio recorded four top-10 finishes and final-qualifying times from junior Thelma Agyekum (Delaware, Ohio) with a time of 7.58, freshman Olivia Brewer (Mount Gilead, Ohio) with a time of 7.64, freshman Abby Summers (Powell, Ohio) with a time of 7.66, and junior Callyn Voase (Mentor, Ohio) with a time of 7.70.

In the finals, Agyekum placed fourth with a time of 7.51, Voase placed fifth with a time of 7.60, Summers placed 7.63, and Brewer placed eighth with a time of 7.66.

In the 200m dash, Ohio recorded four more top-10 finishes with Summers at 26.75, Agyekum at 27.17, senior Mya Hodge (Dublin, Ohio) at 27.78 and Voase at 27.79.

In the 400m dash, sophomore Marissa Handel (Highland Heights, Ohio) recorded a win with a time of 1:00.44 just ahead of freshman Melissa Barrett (Englewood, Ohio) in seventh with a time of 1:04.90.

Senior Kaitlyn Logan (Granville, Ohio) recorded another win in the 500m dash with a time of 1:21.19.

Ohio stole first and second places in the 800-meter run with junior Josie Woosley (Pataskala, Ohio) and sophomore Melissa Koziol (Burton, Ohio) clocking in times of 2:25.56 and 2:26.97, respectively.

In the mile, Ohio went one-two-three with junior Alyssa Atkinson (Granville, Ohio) posting a time of 5:15.88, freshman Hailey Bowes (Arlington Heights, Ill.) posting a time of 5:21.64, and senior Christina Seas (West Union, Ohio) posting a time of 5:22.64.

Hodge placed first in the 55m hurdles preliminary round with a time of 8.53, but second in the finals clocking in at the same time.

Ohio's 4x200m relay team consisting of Brewer, Hodge, Voase, and Agyekum won with a final time of 1:52.42.

Ohio's 'A' relay team of Handel, Logan, sophomore Keilah Causey (Gahanna, Ohio), and Barrett won the 4x400m relay clocking a time of 4:13.29.

Field Events
Ohio was just as successful with field events starting with the high jump and sophomore Tana Barrett (Newark, Ohio) in first with a jump of 1.62m, sophomore Atiya Spaulding (Chesapeake, Ohio) in second with a jump of 1.57m, and sophomore Tajah Haley (Washington, Pa.) with a jump of 1.47m.

In the long jump, Causey placed fifth with a jump reaching 4.90m and went to place second in the triple jump reaching 10.50m.

In the shot put, Ohio secured the first two spots with a 15.10m throw from senior Jordan Porter (South Point, Ohio) and a 12.97m throw from freshman Abby Moore (Rootstown, Ohio).

In the weight throw, junior Gaza Odunaiya (Athens, Ohio) placed first with a throw of 17.41m, Moore placed second with a throw of 17.12m, and senior Cassidy Cleland (Reedsville, Ohio) placed third with a time of 15.76.

Ohio junior Emily Deering (Geneva, Ohio) placed 18th in the 800m run with a time of 2:12.55.

In the 3K, sophomore Abby Miller (Mansfield, Ohio) placed 28th with a time of 10:02.69.

Senior Ellen Isaac (Mansfield, Ohio) ran in the 5K and placed 24th with a time of 17:51.02.

Ohio will compete at the Marshall Invitational Feb. 9-10 and some Bobcats will head to the Kent State Qualifier Feb. 10.