Women's Track and Field: Crofoot Wins Long Jump; Raiders Second After Day One of OAC Championships

Dana Crofoot (photo by Joe Colon)
Dana Crofoot (photo by Joe Colon)

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Mount Union senior Dana Crofoot (Perry) saved her best for last as she won the long jump as the Purple Raiders sit in second place after day one of the 2018 Ohio Athletic Conference Championships Friday at Capital University in Columbus.

Crofoot, who placed second in 2016 and third in 2017, is now a three-time all-conference performer in the event as she posted a season-best mark of 18-feet, 1-inch.

The top three performers in each event earn All-OAC honors.

Three other Purple Raiders scored in the long jump led by freshman Alexianna Johnson (Dover), who was second with a mark of 17-feet, 11-inches to get all-conference honors.

Mount Union tallied 39 points on the five events on day one and sit just 0.5 points behind Ohio Northern (39.5) while Otterbein sits in third with 33 points.

The Raiders have won the team title each of the last seven seasons.

In qualifying for Saturday's running events, sophomore Rachael Adams (Louisville / St. Thomas  Aquinas) is set up for a big day as she was the top qualifier in the 200 meters, second in the 60 meter dash and third in the 400 meters.

Sophomore Sarah Mason (Alliance / Marlington) is also the top qualifier in the 500 meters.

The meet concludes on Saturday.

OAC Indoor Championships -- Day 1 Team Scores

1. Ohio Northern 39.5, 2. Mount Union 39, 3. Otterbein 33, 4. Baldwin Wallace 23, 5. John Carroll 22, 6. Heidelberg 15, 7. Wilmington 11, 8. Capital 7.5, 9. Muskingum 5