HILLSDALE, Mich. – Ohio Dominican's men's and women's track and field team had a successful day in Friday's prelims at the G-MAC Championship, qualifying for the finals in multiple events for Saturday's competition.
With the top eight finishers in the events advancing to Saturday's finals, the men had first-place efforts in the 100, 200 and 4x100. Sophomore Amir Metts (Cincinnati, Ohio) crossed the line ahead of the pack in the former two events with times of 10.70 and 22.0, respectively. He was also part of the 4x100 team, along with sophomore Cam Brandon (Cleveland, Ohio), senior Avery Sumpter (Lima, Ohio) and sophomore Draven Bass (Circleville, Ohio), that finished first with a mark of 42.10.
Sumpter would also place third in the 100 with a time of 11.07, while Bess had a time of 54.83 in the 400 hurdles to also place third. Brandon, meanwhile, had a fifth-place effort in the 110 hurdles with a mark of 14.95.
Senior Justin Carroll (Berea, Ohio) continued his terrific spring with a second-place showing in the 800 (1:56.82) to qualify for the finals, while in the high jump, sophomore Isaiah Smith (Logan, Ohio) was in eighth (5-10.75). Smith also had a ninth-place effort in the long jump (21-03.25), while sophomore Lance Warren (Memphis, Tenn.) was ninth in the 100 with a time of 11.16).
On the women's side, the 4x100 team also excelled with a time of 49.48, which was good for fourth. Competing that event were freshman Dominique Washington (Gahanna, Ohio), sophomore Bryanna Barber (Reynoldsburg, Ohio), junior Imani Stepney (Columbus, Ohio) and sophomore Shaunqueza Stevens (Dublin, Ohio).
Barber also placed eighth in the 100 with a mark of 12.54, and Stevens placed 10th in the 200 with a time of 26.14.
Sophomore Megan Tamasovich (Canal Winchester, Ohio) took seventh in the 400 hurdles with a time of 1:08.97 to also advance to Saturday.
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