CEDARVILLE, Ohio — With three first-place finishes, Ohio Dominican's track & field team saw several student-athletes earn top honors at Cedarville's Yellow Jacket Collegiate Invitational on Saturday.
Justin Carroll (Berea, Ohio), the men's 4x400 meter relay team of Draven Bass (Circleville, Ohio), Carroll, Amir Metts (Cincinnati, Ohio) and Avery Sumpter (Lima, Ohio), and Megan Tamasovich (Canal Winchester, Ohio) all earned top honors at the meet.
Carroll took first place in the men's 800 with an outdoor season best time of 1:55.31. Carroll already holds the indoor and outdoor school records in the event and earned top honors on Saturday in his first attempt in the 800 this outdoor season. He was also part of the men's 4x400 team that captured first place with a time of 3:27.04 and took second place out of 46 in the men's 1500 with a mark of 4:08.57, an outdoor personal best.
Tamasovich built on her outdoor school record in the women's high jump, recording a top mark of 1.63 meters to earn first place Saturday. She already holds the indoor school record with a jump of 1.64 meters.
Notching an outdoor personal best in the women's triple jump en route to a fourth place finish was Zoie Fisher (West Jefferson, Ohio), who topped her own outdoor school record in the event with a mark of 9.61 meters.
Running the fastest men's 200 and 400 times of the season for Ohio Dominican was Metts, who finished the 200 in 22.40 to take fifth place out of 37 competitors and crossed the finish line in 50.48 in the 400 to earn third place out of 32 runners.
Recording a personal best mark in the men's pole vault was Alex Botello (Hilliard, Ohio), who notched a final mark of 4.16 meters. It earned Botello a fourth-place finish and was just .03 meters away from breaking the men's outdoor school record in the event.
Also in the field for the men, Clayton Seymour (Ashville, Ohio) recorded a top 10 finish with a throw of 14.68 meters in the shot put to earn seventh place out of 30 throwers. He also led the Panthers in the discus with a mark of 37.00 meters and finished in the top 10 of the field in the hammer throw with a distance of 42.36 meters.
Bryanna Barber (Reynoldsburg, Ohio) finished fifth in both the women's 100 and 200 en route to earning personal best times in both events. In the 100, she crossed the finish line in 12.67, and finished in 26.07 in the 200. Barber was also part of the women's 4x100 meter relay team that took fifth place, along with Shaunqueza Stevens (Dublin, Ohio), Imani Stepney (Columbus, Ohio) and Dominique Washington (Gahanna, Ohio). The squad finished with an outdoor season best time of 50.82. Also finishing strong was the women's 4x400 team, which took third in a season best mark of 4:21.92.
Overall, the ODU women finished in ninth place with 32.50 points, while the men's squad earned sixth place out of 10 competing teams with 49.50 points.
ODU will be in action next Saturday at Ohio University for the Cherry Blossom Invitational.
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