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Sycamores Wrap Up Day Two Competition at Jesse Owens Track Classic

April 19, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Sophomore Katie Wise and senior Mary Theisen won their events, as the Sycamores wrapped up day two competition at the Jesse Owens Track Classic at Ohio State University on Saturday.


“We had several good performances today,” said Women’s Head Coach Angela Martin. “Mary and Katie got big wins and continue to be consistent with their performances. We had great performances across the board for our team and now we’ll gear up for the Drake Relays next weekend.”


Wise kept her perfect outdoor season alive, as she sprinted home for a big win in the 100 meter dash in 11.52 seconds. She also ran a key leg of the 4 x 100 meter relay squad that placed second overall in a time of 46.20 seconds. Demetra Camble, Alethia Marrero and Chidera Obasih joined her on the relay team. Camble placed 11th in the 100 meter dash in 11.95 seconds. Marrero went on to place second in the 400 meter hurdles in a time of 59.93 seconds.


Theisen kept up an outstanding season in the shot put, winning with a toss of 53 feet 3 inches. Theisen came back in the hammer throw to place fifth with a throw of 187 feet 9 inches. Senior Chris Fields placed 11th in a very competitive field in the hammer throw with a throw of 196 feet even. He also placed 11th in the shot put with a toss of 55 feet 10.25 inches.


Junior Byron Ferrell cleared 16 feet 6.75 inches to place third in the pole vault. Freshman Devyn Mikell had a big jump of 23 feet 00.50 inches to place fourth in the long jump. Senior Lauren Rice had a huge personal best in the pole vault to place fourth as she cleared 12 feet 7.50 inches.


“Byron had a good clearance with the winds blowing him around,” said Men’s Head Coach John McNichols. “Devyn also had a good day, as he is nearing closer to the jumps he had indoor.”


Junior Carmelia Stewart ran a great time of 13.71 seconds in the 100 hurdles to place fourth overall.


Sophomore Adarius Washington led the Sycamores hurdlers, as he placed third overall in a time of 14.16 seconds. Senior Max Tuttle placed ninth overall in a time of 14.66 seconds, before running 52.38 seconds to place fifth in the 400 meter hurdles. Juniors Arqeil Shaw and Ray Skamay placed 13th (54.52) and 14th (54.57) respectively.


“Adarius ran a great lifetime best,” commented McNichols. “Tuttle was working on a new step pattern and the winds made that a little difficult, but he handled well to ran a great time.”


Kevin Piraino led the team in the 400 meter dash, placing fourth in 48.50 seconds. Freshman David Timlin ran a great race in the 800 meter run to place second in a time of 1:51.15 out of the slow heat.


“Timlin ran a very competitive time,” said McNichols. “That ranks among our best in school history and will put him near the top of the conference.”


Freshman LeVisa Evans and sophomore Ioanna Koltsidou both cleared 5 feet 5 inches to place sixth and eighth, respectively.


The men’s 4 x 400 meter relay team of Shaw, Piraino, Timlin and Tuttle combined to run 3:13.87 and place fifth overall.


“We used this weekend to finalize our Drake Relays roster,” said McNichols. “The athletes that won’t compete at Drake next weekend will go to Eastern Illinois on Tuesday to compete.”


The Sycamores will head to the prestigious Drake Relays next weekend, as they will battle some of the best schools in the nation on one of the sports premier stages.

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