Baldwin Wallace Men and Women Take Leads on Day One of 2011 OAC Indoor Track & Field Championships
Heidelberg's Marian Bevington
BEREA, OHIO -- The Ohio Athletic Conference crowned 10 champions today (Friday, February 25) on the first day of the 2011 Men's and Women's Indoor Track & Field Championship, hosted by Baldwin Wallace University on the Harrison Dillard Track inside the Lou Higgins Recreation Center. In addition, the top three relay teams and individuals in each event earn All-OAC honors for the 2011 season. The start of the meet was delayed due to inclement weather in Northern Ohio.
Host Baldwin Wallace leads the men’s team standings with 39 points. The Yellow Jackets were followed by Otterbein and Muskingum with 27 points each. Mount Union was fourth with 25, followed by Ohio Northern (24), Wilmington (21), John Carroll (19), Marietta (7), Heidelberg (5) and Capital (1.5).
In the women’s field events, Baldwin Wallace swept the top three places in the women’s weight throw as sophomore Cristina Perrine took first with a throw of 53 feet, 11 and three quarters. This is the first year the OAC is scoring the weight throw event. Heidelberg freshman Marian Bevington won the long jump with a leap of 17’11.75”. In the pole vault, Wilmington sophomore Mackenzie Willis cleared 11’0.25” to take first place.
Baldwin Wallace's Kevin Phipps
The two-day championships conclude tomorrow, Saturday, February 26 when 28 more OAC Champions will be crowned. Action begins with the men’s triple jump, women’s high jump, women's shot put at 10 a.m. Running events start at 1:45 p.m. with the women’s 4x200-meter relay. The meet is expected to wrap up following the 4x400-meter relays at 5:10 p.m.
2011 Ohio Athletic Conference Championships
February 25, 2011 | Harrison Dillard Track | Lou Higgins Center | Berea, Ohio
Day One Aggate Results (Finals Only)
Teams Competing: Baldwin Wallace University (BW), Capital University (CAP), Heidelberg University (HU), John Carroll University (JCU), Marietta College (MAR), University of Mount Union (MTU), Muskingum University (MUSK), Ohio Northern University (ONU), Otterbein University (OTT), Wilmington College (WILM)
Men’s Results: Pole Vault: 1.) Chase Addy (MUSK), 14’5.50”; 2.) Karl Wunderle (OTT), 14’1.75”; 3.) Cory Biro (JCU), 13’9.75”; Long Jump: Brandon Bruner (WILM), 22’7.75”, 2.) Mike Minjock (JCU), 22’3.50”; 3.) Erik Svensson (WILM), 22’1.75”; Weight Throw: Kevin Phipps (BW), 61’0.25”; 2.) Mitch Supan (BW), 56’6.75”, 3.) DJ Smith (MUSK), 52’7.50”; 3000-Meter Run: 1.) Dan Smith (ONU), 8:38.92; 2.) Matt Dixon (OTT), 8:43.60; 3.) Scott Wolfe (MTU), 8:44.20; Distance Medley Relay: 1.) Ohio Northern (Isenberg, Brown, Bailey, Ankrom), 10:20.94; 2.) Mount Union (Griffin, Kohler, Hoover, Kelly), 10:29.79; 3.) Otterbein (Longo, Kelley, Mantell, Gibson), 10:37.67.