Women's Track & Field: Record Setting Day Gives Mount Union Third Straight OAC Indoor Track & Field Title
ALLIANCE, Ohio -- Mount Union's women's track and field scored a conference record 219 points to win its third straight and fourth overall title at the Ohio Athletic Conference Indoor Track & Field Championships at Peterson Fieldhouse in Alliance.
The Purple Raiders 219 points bested its own record of 214 set a year ago and was 101 points ahead of second place Otterbein (118). Baldwin Wallace (106) was in third place while John Carroll (86) and Heidelberg (71) rounded out the top five.
Mount Union junior Carly Stock (Cleveland/Cuyahoga Heights) swept conference titles in the weight throw, with a school-record mark of 52-3.25 and shot put (44-5.5) to win Phil Gordon Outstanding Field Athlete honors.
Fifth year Mount Union head coach Kevin Lucas and his staff claimed OAC Coaching Staff of the Year honors for a third straight season.
The Raiders won five other events as Emily Mazzaferri (Canton/GlenOak) defended her title in the 800 meters (2:17.73), Jocelyn Sefick (Willowick/Eastlake North) won the triple jump (36-0), Lisa Brasdovich (Columbia Station/Columbia) won the 400 meters (59.12), Courtney Reese (Cleveland/Cornerstone Academy) won the 500 meters (1:17.52) and teamed with Brasdovich, Veronica Clutter (Geneva/Geneva) and Marrianna White (Macedonia/Nordonia) to win the 4x200 meter relay title (1:45.45).
The two other relays -- the distance medley (12:21.09) team of White, Reese, Brooke Mathie (Louisville/Louisville) and Brooke Benner (Orrville/Orrville) and 4x400 meter team (4:07.08) of White, Brasdovich, Mazzaferri and Marisa Rinaldi (Tallmadge/Tallmadge) both had second place finishes.
Brasdovich (26.16) and Taylor Ruffing (Attica/Seneca East) (26.18) went 2-3 in the 200 meters while Ruffing also was second in the 60 meter dash (7.97).
Clutter posted a second in the long jump (17-8), Caite Campbell (Blacklick/Licking Heights) was second in the 5000 meters (18:04.65), Benner was third in the 1 mile run (5:11.63) while Sefick claimed a third in the high jump (5-3.25) as the other top three finishes that were all-conference performances.