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Ohio had another successful weekend in the Charlotte Invitational, earning 12 top 10 finishes.
It was the throws, as usual, that stole the headlines in this two-day meet.
Jordan Porter and Emma Ryan once again won events. Porter took home a shot put victory with a throw of 15.28m. Two other Bobcats were among the top 10 in the shot put with Tajah Haley and Atiya Spaulding finishing in sixth and ninth with tosses of 12.56m and 12.24m, respectively. Emma Ryan delivered a win in the javelin with a throw of 41.50m, while Haley finished in second with a toss reaching 35.73m.
The green and white dominated the discus with three ‘Cats seizing spots in the top 10. Gaza Odunaiya led the pack finishing in fourth with a throw of 43.54m. Ryan concluded at six place, throwing 42.28m, and Cassidy Cleland placed tenth with a toss reaching 38.13m.
Jumps and running events held their own, providing leverage to the far tosses in the ring.
High jump also produced top 10 results for Ohio. Tana Barrett led the way at fourth place, leaping 1.60m. Taylor Smith finished eight, recording a 1.60m jump.
Ohio also produced strong performances in running events. Kristin Winkel was ninth place in the 200-meter dash, clocking in at 25.34. Sophomore Gracie Huffman ended in ninth in the 400-meter dash with a time of 57.81.
Christina Seas concluded the 3k at third place timing in at 10:54.37. The freshman trio of Emily Cass, Abby Miller and Tiffany Hill seized third, fifth and seventh spots in the 5k with times of 17:53.44, 18:24.32 and 18:38.86, respectively. The 4×400 relay team consisting of Erin Stewart and Gracie Huffman, Kaitlyn Logan and Gracie Huffman placed fourth with a time of 4:01.17.
The only area Ohio struggled was in the 400-meter hurdles, when Hannah Bush concluded the race in 12th place, timing in at 1:09.25.
This win gives Ohio confidence as they head to Columbus to compete in their biggest meet of their season so far.
The Bobcats travel to Ohio State to participate in the Jesse Owens Classic during April 21-22.