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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 sets new personal records at Duke Invitational

Ohio competed in the Duke Invitational this weekend and set a number of new season and personal records. It was one of Ohio’s best meets yet, even with the tough competition. Ohio showed up and placed well in their individual heats. Six runners ran for Ohio and three of them finished with new personal records. The most impressive events for the Bobcats this weekend were the 5000m and the 1500m. 

Runners Kelsi Harris, Alyssa Mason, and Theresa Hagey all participated in the 5000m. At last weekend's Oliver Nikoloff Invitational all three finished with impressive times and Harris placed sixth overall. Continuing their success, they all recorded personal records. Harris led Ohio taking first in her heat at 16:39.81. Mason finished right behind in the same heat, taking second at 16:43.52. Hagey also placed first in her heat with a time of 16:50.01. 

Stephanie Pierce ran an impressive 1500m, placing eighth with a season-best time of 4:33.71. Pierce has run the 1500m race all season and worked hard to set this new record for this spring season. Also running the 1500m this weekend were Alyssa Christian and Madelyn Bartolone. The two finished with times of 4:42.86 and 4:46.60. 

In past meets this season, Ohio has been very successful in the field events but didn’t participate in any this past meet.

Up next the Bobcats will compete in their only home meet of the season, the Cherry Blossom Invitational. The meet will take place all day next Saturday.

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