Track & Field At Otterbein For First Meet Of 2018

Track & Field At Otterbein For First Meet Of 2018


COLUMBUS, Ohio — In its first indoor meet of 2018, members of Ohio Dominican's track and field squad will be in competition at the Otterbein Invitational this Saturday, January 13 at the Clements Recreation and Fitness Center in Westerville, Ohio.

Field events are set to start at 11 a.m. on Saturday, with running events beginning at 12:30 p.m.

ODU is coming off a strong showing in its last competition, the Marietta First Glimpse, on Saturday, December 9, 2017. The Panther men and women both took home second place finishes and set four school marks at the meet. Sophomore Megan Tamasovich (Canal Winchester, Ohio) and freshman Zoie Fisher (West Jefferson, Ohio) established school records in the women's high jump and triple jump, while sophomore Bryanna Barber (Reynoldsburg, Ohio) and senior Avery Sumpter (Lima, Ohio) set school marks in the women's and men's 55 meter dashes. Both the women's and men's teams earned two first place finishes at the event. ODU swept top honors in the women's weight throw and shot put, with sophomore Emma Barth (Dayton, Ohio) throwing a distance of 13.83 meters in the weight throw and freshman Pasha Rivers (Dublin, Ohio) taking first place in the shot put with a throw of 11.75 meters. The men's squad realized two first place finishes, with senior Justin Carroll (Berea, Ohio) taking top honors in the men's 1,000 with a run of 2:43.40, and he was also part of the men's 4x400 meter relay team along with freshman Donovan Brefford (Columbus, Ohio), sophomore Alec Mueller (Minerva, Ohio) and freshman Nick Middlesworth (Marion, Ohio) to earn a first place finish with a time of 3:29.40.

Ohio Dominican track and field will compete at three events in the month of January and will be in action at the YSU College Invitational on Friday, January 19 following competition at Otterbein University this weekend.

Contact: Aaron McPherson