Bolen, Lovett earn OAC titles for WC women

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Two Wilmington College women’s track and field athletes took home Ohio Athletic Conference titles Saturday at the 2016 OAC Outdoor Track and Field Championship at Beckett Track in Williams Stadium.

Senior Marissa Bolen (Gibsonburg, OH/Gibsonburg) posted the fifth-best distance nationally in winning the shot put (13.92).

Sophomore Ashley Lovett (Washington Court House, OH/Senior) just three weeks into her hurdling career, claimed the 400 meter hurdles (1:05.50). Her winning time was more than three seconds faster than her seeding time and a half second faster than her preliminary time.

Two athletes – Angela Dorsett (Pittsburgh, PA/West Mifflin) and Cierra Johnson (Cincinnati, OH/Fairfield) – scored in the triple jump. Dorsett was sixth (10.45 meters) and Johnson was eighth (10.29 meters).

Lovett, Johnson, Dorsett and Brooklyn Payne (Chicago, IL/Chicago Agricultural School) placed sixth in the 4×100 relay (50.96).

As a team, the WC women finished eighth in the meet.

Selected members of the Wilmington College track and field team will participate in the Ron Althoff Last Chance Meet, hosted by Ohio Wesleyan.

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