ADA, Ohio — Ohio Dominican's track & field team set indoor school records in the women's high jump and men's long jump while also recording five, first-place finishes at the Joe Banks Invitational at Ohio Northern University on Saturday.
Megan Tamasovich (Canal Winchester, Ohio) continued to top her own school record in the women's high jump, taking first place out of 12 competitors with a mark of 1.64 meters. Tamasovich has topped her previous mark in the high jump on four occasions this indoor season and has finished in first place in the event at two-straight meets.
Draven Bass (Circleville, Ohio) recorded the best men's indoor long jump in school history, finishing second in the event with a jump of 6.76 meters. Bass holds the men's outdoor school record in the long jump, recording a distance of 6.90 meters at the Otterbein Invitational on April 21, 2017.
Taking first place in the men's 60 meter dash was Avery Sumpter (Lima, Ohio), who finished with a season-best sprint of 7.00. Sumpter finished fourth last week at the Jessica Starks Open with a time of 7.05.
Also finishing in first place for the men was Justin Carroll (Berea, Ohio), who crossed the finish line in 50.01 in the men's 400 meter dash to take top honors. It marks the second-straight meet that Carroll has finished in first place in the 400 and it marks his seventh top 10 finish of the season across all events.
Alex Botello (Hilliard, Ohio) took first place in the men's pole vault at 4.11 meters in the top mark of the season for ODU in the event.
Ohio Dominican took the top two spots in the men's 200 meter run. Bass finished in first place out of 50 with a time of 22.70, while Amir Metts (Cincinnati, Ohio) took second place with a run of 22.84, both personal bests.
Chad Ellis (Brook Park, Ohio) finished 15th out of 55 in the men's mile, finishing with his best mile time of the season at 4:33.24.
The men's 4x400 meter relay team of Bass, Carroll, Sumpter and Metts finished second out of 13, earning a time of 3:25.32.
The women's 4x200 meter relay team of Bryanna Barber (Reynoldsburg, Ohio), Anaya Murdock (Cincinnati, Ohio), Dominique Washington (Gahanna, Ohio) and Shaunqueza Stevens (Dublin, Ohio) came just short of a new indoor school record, finishing in 1:50.49 to come close to topping the current indoor school record of 1:50.26. Barber also notched a strong showing in the 200, finishing seventh out of 45 with a time of 27.06, tying her personal best and fastest time of the season for the Panthers in the 200. Stevens finished 10th in the 200 with a time of 27.64.
Clayton Seymour (Ashville, Ohio) led Ohio Dominican in the men's shot put and weight throw. Seymour took seventh out of 35 in the shot put with a distance of 13.82 and led ODU in the weight throw with a mark of 13.19 meters.
Pasha Rivers (Dublin, Ohio) paced the Panther women in the shot put and weight throw. Rivers earned fifth place honors out of 40 in the shot put with a personal best throw of 11.48 meters. She notched a distance of 10.98 meters in the weight throw to lead ODU.
Overall, the men's squad took fifth place out of 13 with 74 points, while the ODU women finished ninth out of 14 with 29.5 points.
Ohio Dominican travels to Grand Valley State for competition next Saturday, February 10.
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