A select group of Ashland University indoor track and field athletes competed on Friday (Feb. 20) at the Ohio State Buckeye Tune-Up, and came away with a pair of first-place finishes.
Sophomore Megan Tomei won the women's shot put with a top effort of 15.90 meters – giving her an automatic qualifying effort to the NCAA Division II Championships and beating her previous season-best by nearly two full meters.
The men's distance relay team of seniors Drew Windle, Joshua Davis and Elijha Owens and junior Nick Hall, which already had turned in a provisional qualifying time earlier in the season, won as well on Friday, finishing in 10:00.41.
Ashland sophomore Clayton Jury and seniors James Clay Harris and Mack Taylor finished 2-3-4 in the men's shot put – Jury (19.44 meters) and Harris (19.42) each improved on previous provisional efforts, and Taylor finished close behind at 19.36 meters.
Junior Zac Papay finished fifth in the men's shot put (16.77 meters).
Ashland's indoor track and field teams will go to Kent State for its Tune-Up on Saturday (Feb. 21) at 9 a.m.