January 19, 2013

Women's Track & Field: Eight Winners For Raiders at SPIRE Open; Mahoney Sets New Record in 60m

GENEVA, Ohio -- Mount Union's women's indoor track and field team won eight events at the SPIRE Open held at the SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio.

Senior Mary Mahoney (Ashtabula/St. John & St. Paul) bested her own school-record in winning the 60m dash with a time of 7.75.

Mahoney also combined with sophomore Brooke Benner (Orrville/Orrville) with juniors Caitlin Goggin (Mantua/Crestwood) and Emily Mazzaferri (Canton/GlenOak) to win the distance medley relay (12:55.22).

Benner also won the 1-mile run with a time of 5:17.87

Freshman Veronica Clutter (Geneva/Geneva) won the long jump (16-2.5) and was third in the 200 meters (26.18).

Other individual event winners included sophomore Haley Buzulencia (Warren/Howland) won the 3000 meters (10:52.04), junior Julianne Liberati (Pittsburgh, Pa./Trinity Christian) in the triple jump (33-11.5) and Carly Stock (Cuyahoga Heights/Cuyahoga Heights) in the shot put (38-11).

The 4x400 relay team (4:11.07) of sophomore Courtney Reese (Cleveland/Cornerstone Christian), senior Daryn Herman (Fairview Park/Fairview), freshman Marrianna White (Macedonia/Nordonia) and Lisa Brasdovich (Columbia Station/Columbia) rounded out the event winners.

Second place performances came from senior Bevin Blake (Strongsville/Strongsville) in the pole vault (9-8)and freshman Jocelyn Sefick (Willoughby/Eastlake North) in the high jump (5-0.25).

A group of Raiders made third place finishes in junior Taylor Ruffing (Attica/Seneca East) in the 60m hurdles, senior Corinne Midlik (Medina/Medina) in the 800 meters (2:33.85) and freshman Brooke Rayokovich (Cuyahoga Heights/Cuyahoga Heights) in the pole vault.

Mount Union comes home next weekend to host the Ohio Athletic Conference Split Meet Friday, Jan. 25 in the Peterson Fieldhouse on campus. 

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