WC women 8th at OAC indoor track, field meet


BEREA- The Wilmington College women’s track and field team competed in the final day of the Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) Indoor Track and Field Championship Saturday.

The Fightin’ Quakers, who came into day two with only eight points, finished the meet in eighth, of ten teams, with a total of 20 points.

“I was really proud of our team this weekend,” WC head coach Ron Combs said. “We had a small group of qualifiers, but the kids gave a great effort. I thought we did a great job of taking advantage of the opportunities we had to score. We left a few points out there, but for the most part, I thought our team did a great job.”

Freshman Emma Burke turned in the first points of the day for the Fightin’ Quakers with her fifth-place finish in the 55-meter hurdles with a time of 9.07.

Burke then teamed with sophomores Brooklyn Payne and Ashley Lovett and senior Angela Dorsett for a 4×200-meter relay. The quartet earned eighth, crossing the line in 1:51.84.

Burke and Lovett were joined by freshmen Kacey Burns and Cheyenne Rhodes for the 4×400-meter relay. The group earned eighth with a time of 4:26.65.

In the field events, junior Lauren Stacy turned in the highest finish for the team with her third-place finish in the weight throw from a toss of 16.12-meters.

To close out the top-10 finishes of the day, sophomore Cierra Johnson earned a 10th-place finish in the triple jump, with a distance of 9.94-meters.

For many, this meet marks the end of the indoor season, but some will continue on to the last chance meet hosted by Ohio Northern on Friday and Saturday in an attempt to better their chances of qualifying for the NCAA DIII Indoor Championship.


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