Baldwin Wallace University Women Second; Men Third After Day One of the OAC Championships
BEREA, OHIO -- The Baldwin Wallace University women's track and field team is second, and the men's team is third after Day One of the OAC Indoor Track and Field Championships at Harrison Dillard Track in Berea, Ohio. The women currently have 18.75 points and trail Otterbein College by four points. The men have 16 points and trail Ohio Northern University by 10 points heading into the second day.
For the Yellow Jackets, seniors Lynn Katanik (Parma Padua High School) and Tara Gruskiewicz (Parma Padua H.S.), and juniors Jennifer Southall (Willoughby South H.S.), and Stacey Havaich (Austintown Fitch H.S.) took first place in the women's 4x800 meter relay with a time of 9:23.31, beating Otterbein College. Gruskiewicz took second place in the preliminaries of the 500 meter run in a tough battle with Jackie Dight of Ohio Northern.
The top men's performance of the day was turned in by senior Dash McNeil (Crooksville H.S.). McNeil took fourth place in the triple jump with a jump of 43 feet, one and one half inches.
The Yellow Jacket men's and women's track and field teams will be back in action on Saturday, March 1 for Day Two of the 2003 Ohio Athletic Conference Track & Field Championship Meet in the BW Recreation Center and on the Harrison Dillard Track. Action will begin at 10:00 a.m.on Saturday morning.
FOR MORE BW SPORTS INFORMATION, please call our sports information office at 440-826-2327, FAX us at 440-826-2329 or e-mail Sports Information Director Kevin Ruple at firstname.lastname@example.org. To contact Head Coach Dr. Bill Taraschke, please call him at 440-826-3322, FAX him at 440-826-2192 or e-mail him at email@example.com. Fans of track and field can access all of the latest information on the Yellow Jacket teams by logging onto our Internet Web site at www.bw.edu/athletics and then go to the track pages.