BEXLEY – After the first day of the Ohio Athletic Conference Indoor Championships, the Heidelberg University men's and women's track and field teams are fifth. Five of the 19 events have been completed at the conference meet, held at the Capital Center at Capital University.
WOMEN'S WEIGHT THROW: Madison Haasz set a personal record with a throw of 56' 10.75". The toss, which temporarily set an OAC Championship record , earned Haasz second place. On her final throw, Baldwin Wallace's Kim Gallavan re-set the OAC Championships record and won the meet with a mark of 58' 1".
MEN'S LONG JUMP: After narrowly advancing to the finals, Jerrod Lyon had a season-best mark jump of 21' 5.05". The leap pushed him from ninth after qualifying into a sixth place finish.
MEN'S WEIGHT THROW: Gage Falcone, with a mark of 58' 4.75", finished third.
MEN'S 3000m: Dylan Dombi finished strong, winning the 3000m run. Dombi's time of 8:44.46 – a personal record -- was three seconds ahead of the second place finisher.
WOMEN'S 3000m: Sitting in fourth for much of the 15-lap race, Dani Blum muscled her way into second near the end. With a time of 10:34.97, Blum earned eight points for Heidelberg.
QUALIFYING FOR SATURDAY'S EVENTS:
Avery Gatchell – 8th in the men's 500m
Baylee Garrett – 2nd in the women's 500m
Nichole Johnson – 7th in the women's 500m
De Churchya – 5th in the men's 400m
Jerrod Lyon – 6th in the men's 400m
Taylor Dillon – 3rd in the women's 400m
Jon Suter – 9th in the men's 60m hurdles
Catarina Orr – 3rd in the women's 60m hurdles
Bethany Beaver – 3rd in the women's 60m dash
Taylor Dillon – 3rd in the women's 200m dash
Bethany Beaver – tied for 9th in the women's 200m dash
UP NEXT: The remainder of the OAC Indoor Championships start at 10 a.m. on Saturday. 14 events will be determined for the men and women.
TEAM SCORES (Through five events)
1) Mount Union 53
2) John Carroll 29
3) Ohio Northern 23
3) Otterbein 23
5) Heidelberg 22
6) Baldwin Wallace 14
7) Capital 13
8) Wilmington 12
9) Muskingum 6
1) Mount Union 55
2) Otterbein 34.5
3) Baldwin Wallace 30
4) Ohio Northern 25
5) Heidelberg 19
6) John Carroll 10
7) Marietta 9
8) Wilmington 7
9) Capital 4.5
10) Muskingum 1