WESTERVILLE, Ohio — Ohio Dominican track & field saw six program records set, while the Panther men finished third out of 15 competing teams finish with 79 points at the Otterbein Twilight Invitational at Memorial Stadium on Friday night.
Justin Carroll (Berea, Ohio) bested his own outdoor school records in the men's 800 and 1500. Megan Tamasovich (Canal Winchester, Ohio) notched the best women's long jump in school history while also breaking the women's outdoor record in the 400 hurdles. Draven Bass (Circleville, Ohio) topped the men's 400 hurdles record time, and Alex Botello (Hilliard, Ohio) improved on his school record mark in the men's pole vault.
Carroll took first place in the men's 800 with a run of 1:53.02 before finishing fifth in the 1500 in school record time of 4:03.61. He's finished in the top five of every outdoor event that he has competed in during the 2018 season and has recorded six first place finishes during the outdoor season alone.
Tamasovich recorded a women's outdoor school record distance of 5.00 in the long jump and now holds the women's school records in the indoor and outdoor high jumps, as well as the outdoor long jump. She went on to place third in the 400 hurdles in school record time of 1:09.39 to pick up her eighth top five finish of the outdoor season.
With a time of 55.45, Bass earned the school record in the men's 400 meter hurdles to notch his fifth school record.
Improving on his school record in the men's pole vault was Botello, who took second place at 4.30 meters, best in Panther track and field history.
Finishing with season best times en route to second place finishes was Amir Metts (Cincinnati, Ohio), who finished in the top two of both the men's 100 and 200 meter dashes. Metts notched a season-best sprint for the Panthers of 10.88 in the 100 before crossing the finish line in 22.01 in the 200, also the fastest outdoor time of 2018 for ODU. He's now finished in the top two of nine events this outdoor season.
Finishing fifth in the men's 110 hurdles was Cam Brandon (Cleveland, Ohio), who crossed the finish line in 15.24 to record a personal best in the event.
In the field for the men, Clayton Seymour (Ashville, Ohio) threw a season-best distance of 45.11 meters in the discus to place second in the event.
Recording her 11th and 12th top five finishes of the outdoor season was Bryanna Barber (Reynoldsburg, Ohio), taking fifth in the women's 200 at 26.21 and fourth in the 100 with a personal best sprint of 12.61.
The ODU women took ninth place overall after accumulating 38 points.
Members of the ODU track & field squad will compete again tomorrow at the Jesse Owens Classic at The Ohio State University.
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