Eagles Enjoy Strong Showing At Northeast Ohio Invite

Eagles Enjoy Strong Showing At Northeast Ohio Invite

It can never be said that the AU track and field teams aren't adaptable.

Officials at the University of Akron tinkered with the schedule of this year's Northeast Ohio Invitational. The bulk of the events were shifted from Saturday to Friday (Apr. 4). That change didn't throw off the Eagles, who performed well in this meet with Akron, Kent State and Youngstown State.

Ashland brought home three first place finishes. Jennifer Foster finished first in the high jump (5-10). Delainey Phelps led the field in the 1500 (4:45.67) and Elijha Owens finished first in the 110 hurdles (14.35).

Macy Caldwell was the runner-up in the 100 hurdles (14.16) and Owens was second in the 400 hurdles (55.95). Brandon Mesnard was second in the 3000 (8:47.70).

In the women's hammer throw, Cynthia Watt was second (196-1), Kim Habegger was third (191-7) and Jessica Bridenthal was fourth (171-5). Bryn Campbell was second (202-1) in the men's hammer and Zac Ball was third (199-7).

The women's 4x4 relay was third in 4:06.22. Lee Nuri, Caldwell, Jennifer Bjelac and Abby Strock ran that race.

The women's 4X100 placed third. That quartet ran 48.25. Caldwell, Nuri, Joyce Badertscher and Strock comprised that unit.

On Saturday in the women's shot put, Jamie Sindelar finished first. Her winning throw measured 49-4.50. Jessica Bridenthal was third (46-3.25).

Donald Duke was third in the men's shot put. His best mark was 59-2.75.