Monday, May 7, 2007

OU track bids adieu

OU track bids adieu

From staff reports

The Ohio University track and field teams finished its existence at home over the weekend with a bang, winning 24 events to close the door on the track and field program. Ohio's participation in the Ohio Open was the last home meet before the program is cut and served as preparation for the Mid-American Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Oxford on May 10-12th.

The Bobcats saw three athletes make NCAA regional provisional marks in throwing events. Eric Bildstein threw the hammer 55.97m, Chelsea Stephan tossed the javelin 44.71m and Bahiyjaui Allen launched the shot put 14.5m. All were good for first place in the respective events. The women had an abundance of success with 11 first-place awards earned. Chanelle Harmon took first in the 100m and 200m dashes while Kari Summers owned the 800m dash with a time of 2:20.41. Anne Beecham finished the 1500m race in 4:55.08, Melissa Wiley won the 100m hurdles at 14.87 and Bahiyjaui Allen won the discuss toss as well as the shot put. Chelsea Stephan's javelin and Jessica Tanner's hammer throw of 164-08 rounded out the top honors.

For the men, Scott Mayle was a quadruple-crown winner in the 100m and 4x100, high jump and long jump. Mayle dominated the 100m dash with a time of 10.88, leapt 6-06.75 on the high jump and bounded 23-09.00 in the long jump competition. Mayle also anchored the 4x100 relay team that took first place. Eric Bildstein tripled his luck with a first place finish in the discus (164-07.00), hammer throw (183-07.00) and javelin (186-11.00).

Logan Singleton won the 5000m race, Dan Bailey was first in the triple-jump (45-05.75), Austin Schiele won the 1500m race (3:56.13) and Curtis Leuenberger was first in the 200m race (21.67). Brad Hershey won the shot put competition with a throw of 48-01.75 and the Bobcat relay team won the 4x100m and 4x400m relay races.

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