OXFORD, Ohio – After its win at the Miami Invitational last weekend, the Miami University women’s track and field team will travel down to Cincinnati, Ohio for the All-Ohio Championship, hosted by the University of Cincinnati, Friday and Saturday.
Field action opens the All-Ohio Championship Friday at 12 p.m. with the men’s decathlon and hammer throw, followed by the women’s heptathlon 12:30 p.m. There are only two track events scheduled for Friday, beginning with the women’s 3000m steeplechase at 5:30 p.m. The first day of the meet concludes at 6:45 p.m. with the men’s 10K run.
Action resumes Saturday at 9 a.m. with the conclusion of the decathlon, followed by the conclusion of the heptathlon and javelin at 10 a.m. and the men’s discus, and women’s shot put and high jump at 11 a.m. Field action wraps up at 2:30 p.m. with the men’s high jump. Track action continues at 12:30 p.m. with the women’s 5000m run, followed by the 4x100m relay at 1 p.m. The All-Ohio Championship is scheduled to finish at 5:35 p.m. with the men’s and women’s 4x400m relay.
Last weekend, the Red and White dominated the 2014 Miami Invitational, totaling 264 points with 11 event victories. Freshman Alexus Jimson-Miller garnered two wins at her first home meet of her collegiate career, clocking a first-place time in the 100m hurdles (14.38). She then won the 100m dash with a time of 12.50. In further track action, junior Anna Lamb ran away with the 5000m run victory in a season-best 16:46.31 and junior Charlotte Myers nabbed the win in the 800m run in 2:10.38. Sophomore Kathie Wollney racked up another victory for the RedHawks in the 400m hurdles (1:02.65), followed by junior Elisa Frazier who won the 3000m steeplechase in 11:13.49.
In field action, junior Taylor Brown led Miami in the pole vault with a first-place clearance of 3.40m/11-1.75. Sophomore Amelia Strickler then won the shot put with a throw of 14.51m/47-7.25, and senior Erica Mudd nabbed the win in the high jump (1.65m/5-5). Senior Tori Paterra garnered Miami’s final individual event victory, winning the javelin with a throw of 51.85m/170-1. The RedHawks also won the 4x400m relay to close the invitational, clocking a first-place time of 3:54.01.
With the conference championship nearly a month away, several RedHawks rank near the top of the MAC in their respective events. Sophomore Laura Bess leads the MAC in the 1500m with her automatic-qualifying time of 4:27.53, while Lamb ranks third in the conference with her time of 16:46.32, also an automatic-qualifier. Myers holds automatic-qualifiers in two events, ranking third in the 800m run (2:10.38) and fifth in the 400m dash (55.80). In field action, Paterra leads the conference in the javelin with her automatic-qualifying mark from the Miami Invitational, while Strickler ranks fifth with an automatic-qualifying throw of 14.59m/47-10.5 from the Vanderbilt Black & Gold Invitational.
Following the All-Ohio Championship, the RedHawks will travel to Walnut, Calif. for the Mt. SAC Relays April 18 – 20.