ATHENS, Ohio — Junior Charlotte Myers clocked a time of 2:07.42 in the 800m to capture the Mid-American Conference title in the event and become the second MAC Champion for the Miami University women’s track and field team at the 2014 MAC Championships. The RedHawks compiled 57 points over the three-day meet to finish eighth among the 12-team field.
Myers’ time in the 800m was a personal best and 0.21 better than her nearest competitor. She jumped into second on Miami’s all-time top-10 outdoor track performers list in the event. She joined senior Tori Paterra, who won the javelin on the first day of competition, as the RedHawks’ two outdoor MAC Champions in 2014.
Four others scored points for the RedHawks on the final day of competition. Sophomore Laura Bess finished third in the 1500m in a time of 4:26.88 to earn six points for the RedHawks. Miami picked up seven points in the 5000m as juniors Jess Hoover and Anna Lamb placed fifth and sixth, respectively. Hoover crossed in a time of 16:56.94, while Lamb clocked a time of 17:00.85. Freshman Alexus Jimson-Miller also notched a point for the RedHawks with her eighth-place finish in the 100m hurdles in a personal-best time of 14.08.
Kent State won the meet with 132 points followed by Akron (127), Eastern Michigan (100.50), Buffalo (87.50), Western Michigan (70), Central Michigan (63), Bowling Green (60), Miami (57), Northern Illinois (42), Ohio (41), Toledo (37) and Ball State (1).
The Red and White await word on which athletes qualify for the NCAA East Region Prelims, which run May 29-31 in Jacksonville, Fla. Entering the conference meet, Amelia Strickler (shot put; 38th), Adaora Anunike (discus; 25th), Erica Mudd (heptathlon; 36th) and Paterra (javelin; sixth) were all in range to qualify for the meet by sitting in the top 48 of the region.