BW Men and Women Both Finish Third at 2012 All-Ohio Meet at Otterbein
WESTERVILLE, OHIO – The Baldwin Wallace University men’s indoor track and field team finished third and the women third at the 2012 All-Ohio Division III Championship Meet today (Saturday, February 11) inside the Clements Recreation Center at Otterbein University.
The Yellow Jacket men scored 71 points and placed 3rd of 18 schools and the women scored 65.5 points and placed 3rd of 19 teams. Fans and media can get live results of the meet at http://onthemarktiming.com/past_results/results.2012/allohioIN12/.
Leading the way for the men was sophomore multi-event athlete Brandon Eddy (Cuyahoga Heights) who finished first in both the pole vault and the high jump with heights of 15’ 1’’ and 6’ 6.75’’ respectively scoring 20 points for the Yellow Jackets. Junior thrower Mitch Supan (Medina/Walsh Jesuit) placed second in the weight throw with a distance of 55 feet 3.5 inches.
In addition to Eddy for the men, the distance medley team consisting of senior Tom Wilkin (Powell/Olentangy Liberty), Dan Sloat (Medina), Issac Baker (Lithia, Fla, /Newsome), and Drew Beck (Canandaigua, N.Y./Canandaigua Academy) finished third with a time of 10:34.04. Junior star distance runner Ken Janosko (Mentor) finished second in the 5000 meter run with a time of 15:06.60 to score 8 points for BW.
For the women, Christina Perrine (Middleburg Heights/Midpark) and Leslie Purnell (Springfield /Catholic Central) went first and second in shot put and weight throw. Perrine and Purnell had distances of with a distances of 42 feet 4.75 inches and 41 feet 4.25 inches respectively in shot put. Perrine and Purnell threw 54 feet 8.75 inches and 53 feet 10.5 inches respectively in the weight throw.
In the Distance Medley relay, the team of junior Tess Hoogeveen (Westerville/South), senior Julie Kotesovec (Litchfield/Medina Buckeye), sophomore Brooke Hradisky (Aurora), and sophomore Jamie Clapacs (Willoughby Hills/South) placed third with a time of 12:50.45.
In addition, sophomore Nicole Smith (Geneva) placed third in the 400 meter dash crossing the finish line at 1:00.38. In the 4x400 Meter Relay, the team of Smith, junior Brittany Sterling (Lima), Hradisky, and Clapacs finished in a time of 4:09.97 which was good enough for third place.
The Yellow Jackets are back in action Friday, Feb. 17 when the teams host the 25th Annual Greater Cleveland Championship Meet on the Harrison Dillard Track inside the Lou Higgins Center Fieldhouse at 5:00 p.m. The final regular season meet will take place the next day when select Yellow Jacket individuals will compete at the Kent State University Open Meet.
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