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Kristin Wimkel of Ohio University competes in the 100m hurdles at the Ohio Cherry Blossom Inv. on April 4th, 2015. She placed second overall to Cassandra Lloyd, left.

Track & Field: Ohio, Brown heads to Marshall Invitational for third time this season

Ohio will travel to Marshall, West Virginia for the third time this winter to compete in the Marshall Invitational.

The Bobcats are on the road again this weekend.

Ohio will take its third trip south this weekend to face host Marshall and 18 other schools in the Marshall Invitational in Marshall, West Virginia. 

Ohio coach Clay Calkins said the Bobcats are "feeling good," coming off a few record-breaking performances last weekend in Akron.

The most significant performance last weekend came from Donyelle Brown, a senior who broke Ohio's record in weight throw, with a distance of 18.68 meters.

“She’s shown a lot of improvement, and that compiled with all her experience made for that record,” Calkins said.

Calkins also credited throwing coach Nick Pero for Brown's continued improvement this season.

As the Bobcats head for Marshall again this weekend, Calkins said the familiarity with the track provides no advantage. Last time, Ohio finished •seventh on •Jan. 30. 

“All indoor tracks are the same pretty much, but it will be nice to see some more MAC foes before championships,” Calkins said. 

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“Championships”, referring to the Mid-American Conference Championships happening in two weeks, is the team's main focus at this point for the Bobcats. To be able to qualify and compete in this event, an athlete must be in the top 20 in the conference for their event, a fact almost all the Bobcats recognize.

“We know where we need to be,” Calkins said. “We’re striving to better our times and compete more.”


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