Women's Track & Field: #19 Mount Union Wins 3rd Straight OAC Indoor Track & Field Title; Mahoney OAC Sprinter of Meet For 2nd Straight Year
ADA, Ohio -- No. 19 ranked Mount Union won its third straight and fourth overall Ohio Athletic Conference Indoor Track & Field title Saturday at Ohio Northern University.
The Purple Raiders tallied an OAC record 214 points which was 112 points ahead of second place Ohio Northern and Otterbein.
Mount Union junior Mary Mahoney (Ashtabula/St. John-St. Paul) claimed OAC Sprint Athlete of the Meet honors for a second straight year as she won three individual titles and one relay title.
Mahoney set OAC records winning the 60 meter dash (7.75) and 400 meters (55.53) while she was .01 seconds from getting another record in winning the 200 meters (25.01).
Mahoney was also part of the winning and record setting 4x200 relay team with sophomore Taylor Coghlan (Twinsburg/Twinsburg), freshman Veronica Clutter (Geneva/Geneva) and Lisa Brasdovich (Columbia Station/Columbia) with a time of 1:43.62.
Another school record was set in the distance medley relay as the team of junior Emily Mazzaferri (Canton/GlenOak), senior Daryn Herman (Fairview Park/Fairview), freshman Caitlin Nagy (Cleveland/St. Joseph Academy) and sophomore Brooke Benner(Orrville/Orrville) placed second and earned all-conference honors with a time of 12:21.99.
Clutter also claimed the long jump title with a mark of 18-1.
Sophomore Courtney Reese (Cleveland/Cornerstone Academy) and Herman went 1-2 in the 500 meters.
Junior Emily Mazzaferri (Canton/GlenOak) won 800 meters (2:17.36).
Reese, Herman, Brasdovich and Mazzaferri won the 4x400 meter relay (4:03.60).
The top three finishers in every event earn all-conference honors.
Sophomore Carly Stock (Cuyahoga Heights/Cuyahoga Heights) was second in the shot put (42-5.25) and placed third in the weight throw (47-10.5).
Freshman Brooke Rayokovich(Cuyahoga Heights/Cuyahoga Heights) placed third in the pole vault (10-4.25) while fellow freshman Jocelyn Sefick (Willoughby/Eastlake North) was second in the triple jump (34-10.5).
2013 OAC Championships
ONU Sports Center - Ada, Ohio
1. Mount Union 214, 2. Ohio Northern and Otterbein 102, 4. Capital 84, 5. Marietta 73, 6. John Carroll 71, 7. Heidelberg 43, 8. Wilmington 29, 10. Muskingum 22.