COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio Dominican's track and field team will travel to North Canton, Ohio to the campus of Walsh University this weekend for the 2018 Walsh Invitational on Friday and Saturday.
The men's and women's hammer throws will start at 1 p.m. on Friday. On Saturday, field events will begin at 11 a.m. with the women's shot put, and running events will start at 1 p.m. with the women's 3k steeplechase.
The meet marks the fourth outdoor competition of 2018 for ODU. Ohio Dominican is coming off a successful meet this past weekend at the Jenna Strong Invitational. Six first-place finishes were accomplished and two outdoor school records were broken.
Sophomore Emma Barth (Dayton, Ohio) and senior Justin Carroll (Berea, Ohio) each set outdoor school records, with Barth breaking her own outdoor mark in the women's discus and Carroll notching his third outdoor school record. Barth finished second in the discus with a top distance of 38.02 meters, while Carroll crossed the finish line in 4:04.56 to take first place in the men's 1500. Carroll was also part of the first place men's 4x400 meter relay team along with Draven Bass (Circleville, Ohio), Omar Jalloh (Pataskala, Ohio) and Amir Metts (Cincinnati, Ohio) that finished in first place with a time of 3:23.04.
Along with winning the 4x400 meter relay, Metts also took top honors in the men's 100 and 200 meter dashes. He finished with the top 100 time of the season for the Panthers at 10.99, while crossing the finish line in 22.42 to earn top honors in the 200. Also earning first place in a relay event for the Panthers was the men's 4x100 group of Metts, Bass, Jalloh, and Cam Brandon (Cleveland, Ohio).
Also taking first place was Chad Ellis (Brook Park, Ohio), who finished with a time of 2:02.67 in the men's 800. Finishing second in the men's 5,000 was Alejandro Serna (Duncanville, Texas), who crossed the finish line in 16:27.24.
On the women's side, the women's 4x100 meter relay team of Bryanna Barber (Reynoldsburg, Ohio), Dominique Washington (Gahanna, Ohio), Shaunqueza Stevens (Dublin, Ohio) and Imani Stepney (Columbus, Ohio) picked up a second place finish with a time of 50.78, the fastest time of the season for ODU. Barber and Stevens also finished strong in the 100 and 200, with Barber using a sprint of 13.00 to take second place and Stevens finishing third in 13.09 in the 100. In the 200, Barber finished fourth out of 27 competitors with a time of 26.79, while Stevens was sixth at 27.37. Sophomore Megan Tamasovich (Canal Winchester, Ohio) notched a second place finish in the high jump with a mark of 1.60 meters.
Following competition at the Walsh Invitational, the Panthers will compete in the Otterbein Twilight Invitational on Friday, April 20.
More information on the Walsh Invitational can be found here.
Contact: Aaron McPherson