Jordan Porter throwing shot put over the weekend.

Ohio’s Current Progress In Hilltopper Relays

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Coming off a dominant first place showing at the Cherry Blossom Invitational, Ohio is at Western Kentucky this weekend to compete in the Hilltopper Relays. This 21-team invitational, which began today, is another chance to see how the Bobcats stack up against identically talented squads.

Throws have been Ohio’s backbone this season and that has been the case down so far in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

Junior Jordan Porter has already won the women’s shot put with a throw of 14.82 meters, adding another victory to her dominant season. Senior Emma Ryan has also been strong for Ohio all-season long. Today has been no exception as she recorded a throw of 53.57 meters.

The Bobcats will need Ryan and sophomore Gaza Odunaiya to be strong in the remaining throwing events to give the team a scoring boost.

Sprints have been Ohio’s weak spot all year, meaning the Bobcats will rely even heavier on their distance runners.

Expect senior Amelia Milton to have a strong showing in the 800-meter run. Senior Ellen Isaac and sophomore Alyssa Atkinson have run solid 5k times in 2017 and they will need to produce again this weekend if Ohio wants more strong results.

Strong distance events mixed with a winning throw or two should spell success for the Bobcats in Kentucky.

The Hilltopper Relays continue throughout tomorrow.