By Anna Dunlavey
The 12 qualifying Ladies on the track and field team competed at the All-Ohio Championships hosted by Ohio Wesleyan University this past Saturday. The Ladies finished in 14th place out of 19 teams, and were able to record some personal bests in the process.
The top finish of the day came from Devron Martin ’18, who placed fourth in the triple jump after clearing 10.48 meters. Also in field events, Funmilayo Lawal ’18 threw 33.52 meters in the discus throw, a personal best for her.
Emma Levant ’16 had two top-10 finishes, both in hurdles events; She placed seventh out of eight in the 100-meter hurdles finals with a time of 15.39, and sixth in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 1:05.66. Head Coach Duane Gomez said Levant is only a few seconds off the school record in the 400-meter hurdles, which hasn’t been broken in about 20 years.
Harlee Mollenkopf ’17 continued shaving time off her 5,000-meter run personal record. She dropped another 12 seconds and finished the event in ninth place with a time of 18:34.22. Teammate Ellen Corcoran ’18 finished behind her in a time of 19:38.80.
In the 3,000-meter steeplechase, Claire Naughton ’17 was able to knock five seconds off her personal best and finish in 12:45.13. Aisha Simon ’15 finished with a team-best time of 5:06.38 in the 1,500-meter run. Clara Heiden ’15 finished 12th in the 10,000-meter run with a time of 44:00.93.
Subei Kyle ’17, Gillian Blackwell ’18 and Mollie O’Leary ’17 each took a few milliseconds off their personal bests, Kyle and Blackwell in the 400-meter dash and O’Leary in the 800-meter run.
The day ended with the 4×400-meter relay. The team of Kyle, Blackwell, Levant and Claire HarnEnz ’17 finished in 11th place with a time of 4:12.83.
On Saturday, the track and field team will host the Kenyon Spring Invitational at 10 a.m, the only home meet of the outdoor season.