Eagles Kick Off Easter Weekend at Walsh

Eagles Kick Off Easter Weekend at Walsh

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.

For the men, Jordan Hoppel, running unattached, was first (10.82) in the 100. In the 200, Cory Lamar led the field at 21.68. Jacob Cook was second (21.94) and Brandon Freeman was third (22.21).

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).

For the women, Jackie Genetin was first (2:17.55) in the 800. The 4X1 relay of Mary Hitchcock, Nuri Lee, Joyce Badertscher and Abby Strock was also first (48.86).

Macy Caldwell led the pack in the high jump (5-6) and Jennifer Bjelac was first (18-10.75) in the long jump. Shaunisha Winter ruled the field in the triple jump 938-5.50).

Jamie Sindelar was first in the shot put (49-5) and discus (154-5).  Megan Tomei was the runnerup in both events. Her mark in the shot was 42-4.75 and she stretched the tape to 148-2 in the discus.

Kim Habegger was first (196-10) in the hammer throw. Abigail Burgdorf was first (126-0) in the javelin.

The Eagles will have athletes competing this weekend in the storied Jesse Owens Classic at Ohio State.