WESTERVILLE, Ohio – For the second straight year, the Mount Union women's indoor track and field team was edged out for the team title at the All-Ohio Championships Saturday at Otterbein University in Westerville.
The Purple Raiders had won the event for seven years in a row before losing by only three points a year go to host Otterbein. This year the Cardinals scored a nine-point win 110-101 in the event. Mount Union was 15.5 points clear of third place Baldwin Wallace (85.5).
Alexianna Johnson (Dover) had a pair of podium finishes with season-bests as she placed second in the long jump at 17-feet, 11-inches and a third in the triple jump at 35-feet, 7.25-inches.
The Raiders had four more second place finishes from Hilary Reigle (Madison) in the mile run (5:07.65), Sabrina Stocker (Madison) in the 60-meter hurdles (9.12), the 4x200 meter relay team of Eva Rivera (Austintown), Mariah Eisenbraun (Lisbon / United Local), Hannah Kahn (Beachwood), Olivia Powers (Norwalk / St. Paul) (1:47.22) and the 4x200 meter relay team of Sarah Mason (Alliance / Marlington), Maryanna Cathey (New London), Michalena Terranova (North Jackson / Jackson-Milton) and Lindsay Thut (Aurora / Crestwood).
Mount Union also piled up four third place finishes from Mason in the 800 meters (2:18.40), Daijana Johnson (Alliance) in the long jump (17-5.25), Aamirah Howard (Akron / Woodridge) in the 60-meter hurdles (9.22) and Hannah Reigle (Madison) in the 5,000 meters (18:09.9) to round out the top performances.
Mount Union hosts the Raider Tune-Up next Saturday at Peterson Fieldhouse before the Ohio Athletic Conference Championships on Feb. 22-23 at Ohio Northern University in Ada.
All-Ohio Indoor Track and Field Championships
Clements Center – Otterbein University – Westerville, Ohio
1. Otterbein 110, 2. Mount Union 101, 3. Baldwin Wallace 85.5, 4. Ohio Northern 66, 5. Case Western Reserve 63, 6. Ohio Wesleyan 56, 7. John Carroll 54, 8. Oberlin 29, 9. Capital 26, 10. Heidelberg 23, 11. Wittenberg and Wooster 18, 13. Marietta 14, 14. Kenyon 11, 15. Defiance 10, 16. Muskingum 7.5, 17. Bluffton 6, 18. Denison 3.