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The Ohio University Womens track team competes in the 3000 meter race at the Cherry Blossom Invitational in Athens, Ohio on Saturday, April 16, 2022.

Track and Field: Ohio shows out at Oliver Nikoloff Invitational

Ohio competed in Cincinnati over the weekend and it turned out to be its best meet yet. The Bobcats showed tremendous improvements in almost every event compared to last weekend's competition at Raleigh Relays. The Bobcats placed in the top ten of almost every event they participated in. 

For the first time this season, Ohio competed in the 3000m steeplechase and had many impressive finishes. Kenna Loveless led the Bobcats by placing third with a time of 11:36.71. Freshmen Jenna Razavi and Sara Doughman ran their very first steeplechase for Ohio and placed fourth and sixth. Razavi finished with a time of 11:42.25 and Doughman finished in 11:56.08. 

The long and triple jump events were also new to Ohio’s spring season. Emily McKenzie competed in both events, jumping 4.87m and 10.44m, the latter of which earned her ninth place.

Stephanie Pierce also placed third in an event this weekend. She ran the 800m and clocked an overall time of 2:14.81. Also running in that event were Alyssa Christian and Sophie Besett, who finished with times of 2:22.96 and 2:24.92. 

In the 1500m, Carina Weaver and Kelsi Harris both placed in the top eight. Weaver finished in sixth place with a time of 4:42.59 and Weaver placed eighth in 4:44.85. Following behind these top finishers was Bobcats Alyssa Mason and Theresa Hagey finishing with 4:49.39 and 4:54.22. 

In previous meets, Ohio was particularly successful in the field events and that continued that this weekend. Jordan Baith and Autumn Mohan have had incredible seasons so far, especially in discus. Mohan threw 43.51m, placing sixth overall, and Baith threw 26.93. 

Next weekend, the Bobcats will travel to compete at Duke Invitational.

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