The University of Findlay track and field teams traveled to Cincinnati, Ohio for day one of the All-Ohio Championships. The event featured 14 teams from NCAA Division I and II institutions, along with NAIA universities. The meet is being scored in two groups, Division I in one group and Division II and NAIA in the other.
Sophomore Austin Combs claimed 1st overall in the men's hammer throw with a NCAA provisional toss of 61.92m (203-1.75). Combs currently ranks 4th in Division II competition with this mark. Senior Mitch Adkins also competed and finished 3rd in Division II/NAIA and 6th overall, with a heave of 48.06m (157-8).
Freshman Jenna Shipman captured 1st in the Division II/NAIA division of the long jump and 4th overall with a distance of 5.36m (17-7).
In the women's hammer throw senior Erica King earned 1st in the Division II/NAIA segment and 2nd overall with a NCAA Championship automatic qualifying throw of 60.17m (197-4.75). Senior Liz Streacker provo'd with a throw of 57.47m (188-6.50) to earn 2nd in Division II/NAIA and 5th overall. Junior Tynelle Gumbs also provo'd with a 56.40m (185-0.5) heave to place 3rd in Division II/NAIA and 6th overall. Freshman Hannah Hahler claimed 4th in Division II/NAIA and 18th overall with a distance of 47.51m (155-10.25).
After the first day of competition in the Division II/NAIA group, the Oiler men are in third with 16 points and the women are in second with 44.5 points.
The All-Ohio Championships will wrap up on Saturday, April 15. Field events are set to begin at 10 a.m. and running events are scheduled for a 12:30 p.m. start.
The track and field teams also sent athletes to compete at the Don Kleinow Invitational at Siena Heights University.
Senior Derek Spindler grabbed 2nd in the men's pole vault with a height of 4.70m and junior Michael Dolinar took 12th with a clearance of 3.85m. In the women's pole vault senior Torie Allgire claimed 10th with a height of 3.05m.
In the women's discus, sophomore Megan Lyons placed 5th (39.01m) and Freeland finished 6th (37.88m).
Senior Garrett Gardner earned 10th in the discus with a throw of 41.32m and he also finished 10th in the hammer throw with a heave of 44.62m.
Freshman Gabby Seibert finished 13th in the 400 meter dash with a time of 1:06.81 and 14th in the long jump with a distance of 4.71m.