Easter is just around the corner and while children will go searching for colored and chocolate eggs in the coming days, the AU track and field teams made sure they didn't lay an egg at the start of a big weekend.
Both AU teams competed at the Walsh Invitational on Thursday (Apr. 17) and both won team championships. The AU men collected 105 points to finish first in a four-team field. Malone (77) was second, Walsh (50) was third and Ohio Dominican (44) was fourth.
The AU women won with 138 points. Malone (98) was the runner-up with Ohio Dominican (19) third and Walsh (15) fourth.
Elijha Owens was first in the 110 hurdles (14.19) and 400 hurdles (51.95). He was also on the 4X1 relay that was first in 41.05. He was joined in that event by Lamar, Freeman and Cook.
Mike Miller had the best mark (14-4) in the pole vault. In the long jump, Tyler Chancellor led the way at 22-1.00 Elijah Talk, competing unattached, was first (53-5.50) in the shot put. Jason Zahn was first (173-8) in the discus and second (53-3) in the shot. Bryn Campbell won the Invite title in the hammer (204-9).
The Eagles will have athletes competing this weekend in the storied Jesse Owens Classic at Ohio State.