Cincinnati, Ohio – The Bowling Green State University track and field team compiled numerous personal and season bests Saturday on the final day of the All-Ohio Championships, earning four runner-up finishes and 12 top-five results.
Bowling Green finished sixth in the final team standings with 82 points despite competing just once in any mid-distance or distance events. The host school, Cincinnati, led the way with 203 points.
completed day two of the heptathlon with 4,382 points. While she entered the final day of competition in position to threaten the school record, she tailed off slightly but finished ninth in school history in the event and third overall at the meet.
posted a season-best mark in the triple jump with a leap of 38-feet-3.25 to finish as runner-up in the event. Elizabeth Iversen
was also runner-up in the discus at 156-1, while Aliyah Gustafson
added a fifth-place finish in the event.
In the 100, Dorresha Green
posted a time of 12.04 seconds to place second and Paster followed with a personal best 12.31 to take fifth. Bowling Green's 400 relay team of Green, Cortisha Short
, Paster and Chasatea Brown
placed second with a season-best time of 46.28 seconds. That time ranks tied for sixth in program history.
The Falcons recorded multiple other personal bests, including Taylor Rambo
's time of 24.72 seconds in the 200 for a fourth-place result. Brianna Tidmore
set a personal best in the 400 at 57.29 seconds and Andrea Weirauch
did the same in the javelin at 98-4. Brown's time of 1:04.33 in the 400 hurdles was just shy of her PR, but Paige Geatz
followed with a personal best time of 1:05.66 to end sixth.
"We took some great steps forward this week," BGSU Track and Field Coach Lou Snelling
said. "We'll look to continue building on that momentum this upcoming weekend."
Following a strong weekend that included a new school record by Rachel Walny
in the 10,000, the Falcons have now earned nine Mid-American Conference automatic qualifying marks, just one short of the team's total for the entire 2016 outdoor season. Bowling Green will look to equal or surpass that total at the Jesse Owens Classic, hosted by Ohio State, Friday and Saturday.
Cincinnati 203, Miami 156, Findlay 152.5, Cedarville 152.5, Ohio State 135,
Bowling Green 82, Wright State 81, Central State 74, Dayton 70,
Shawnee State 47, Cleveland State 42, Ursuline 20, Rio Grande 10
Javelin – 7. Andrew Weirauch 98-4 (29.97m)
High jump – 5. Raven Porter
Triple jump – 2. Kyla Paster
Shot put – t6. Makenzie Wheat
48-7.5 (14.82m), t6. Aliyah Gustafson
48-7.5 (14.82m), 10. Elizabeth Iversen
Discus – 2. Elizabeth Iversen
156-1 (47.57m), 5. Aliyah Gustafson
148-7 (45.29m), 13. Kayla Velasquez
130-8 (39.83m), 15. Andrea Weirauch
100 – 2. Dorresha Green
12.04, 5. Kyla Paster
12.31, 11. Makayla Pierce
200 – 4. Taylor Rambo
24.72, 7. Cortisha Short
24.99, 13. Mis'cha Sellers
400 – 8. Brianna Tidmore
57.29, 10. Mis'cha Sellers
58.33, 11. Brianna Johnson
58.86, 12. Rachel Stute
59.40, 13. Gabrielle Edwards
5000 – 5. Jody Musser
400 hurdles – 5. Chasatea Brown
1:04.33, 6. Paige Geatz
400 relay – 2. Dorresha Green
, Cortisha Short
, Kyla Paster
, Chasatea Brown
46.28, 4. Makayla Pierce
, Gabrielle Edwards
, Mis'cha Sellers
, Brianna Johnson
Heptathlon – 3. BeJai Fray