January 25, 2013

#10 Women's Track & Field Dominate OAC Split Meet at Mount Union

ALLIANCE, Ohio -- Mount Union's women's indoor track and field team, ranked No. 10 in the nation, dominated the Ohio Athletic Conference Split Meet Friday, Jan. 26 at Peterson Fieldhouse in Alliance.

Mount Union blew away the four other "north" teams in the conference split meet as the Purple Raiders tallied 264.5 points to almost double up the 138 points scored by second place Ohio Northern.  

Baldwin Wallace was in third place with 115 points followed by John Carroll 108.5 and Heidelberg with 73 points.

A pair of school records headlined the first place event finishers as sophomore Carly Stock (Cuyahoga Heights/Cuyahoga Heights) posted a record mark of 47-6 in the weight throw while the 4x200 meter relay team of junior Taylor Ruffing (Attica/Seneca East), senior Mary Mahoney (Ashtabula/St. John-St. Paul), freshman Veronica Clutter (Geneva/Geneva) and junior Lisa Brasdovich (Columbia Station/Columbia) had a record time of 1:44.05.

Mahoney would claim two more events as she won the 200 (25.68) and 400 meters (58.13).

Ruffing also won the 60 meter dash (7.95) and Clutter took the long jump (17-5).

Clutter was also part of the winning 4x400 meter relay squad with senior Daryn Herman (Fairview Park/Fairview), sophomore Courtney Reese (Cleveland/Cornerstone Christian) and junior Emily Mazzaferri (Canton/GlenOak) with a time of 4:12.42.

Herman and Mazzaferri also nabbed wins in the 500 meters (1:22.19) and 800 meters (2:22.11) respectively.

Sophomore Brooke Benner (Orrville/Orrville) got the win in the 3,000 meters (10:40.42) while junior Caitlin Goggin (Mantua/Crestwood) won the 5,000 meters (18:51.29).

Junior Julianne Liberati (Pittsburgh, Pa./Trinity Christian) won the triple jump (34-3) and fellow junior Rachel Smith (Waterford, Pa./Fort LeBeouf) won the 1 mile run (5:30.21) to round out the event winners.

Mount Union hosts the Jim Wuske Invite next Saturday, Feb. 2 at 10 am.

2013 OAC Split Meet 
Peterson Fieldhouse - University of Mount Union

Women

  1. Mount Union 264.5
  2. Ohio Northern 138
  3. Baldwin Wallace 115
  4. John Carroll 108.5
  5. Heidelberg 73

 

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