Outdoor Track and Field


BW Women Finish Second and Men Were Third at 2012 OAC East Meet at JCU

Complete Results

Nicole Smith

UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS, OHIO --  The Baldwin Wallace University women finished second and the men were third at the 2012 Ohio Athletic Conference East Split Squad Meet today (Saturday, March 31) on Wasmer Field in the Don Shula Stadium at John Carroll University.  This was the third outdoor meet of the spring for the Yellow Jackets.

The Yellow Jacket women had five individual champions and captured one relay titles en route to scoring 166 total points. The BW men had two individual champs and one winning relay teams as it scored 139 points.

For the women, senior  Leslie Purnell (Springfield/Catholic Central) finished first in the women’s hammer throw with a throw of 147 feet and 4 inches. Freshman Danielle Torrence and Purnell finished first and second respectively in the women’s shot put. Torrence had a distance of 41 feet and Purnell 38 feet and 11 inches. Also finishing first and second were sprinters Kaylan Lemon (Canton /Massillon Perry) and Brittany Sterling (Lima) in the 100 meter dash. Lemon finished with a time of 12.7 seconds and Sterling crossed the line with a time of 13.11 seconds. Lemon also finished first the women’s 200 meter dash in a time of 25.87. The 4x100 meter relay team of Sterling, Lemon, Lauren Nanni (Parma/Padua Franciscan) and Shaquella Greeno (Lima) were also victorious. They finished with a time of 49.37 seconds.

In addition, distance runner Shaina Koratch (Parma/Valley Forge) placed first in the women’s 5,000 meter run with a time of 18:28.54. Sophomore sprinter Nicole Smith (Geneva) finished second in the women’s 200 meter dash and the 400 meter dash. Smith crossed the line in the 200 meter with a time of 26.81 seconds and the 400 meter with a time of 59.76 seconds.

Zach Marinucci

For the men, thrower Mitch Suppan (Medina/Walsh Jesuit) would win the men’s hammer throw with a throw of 180 feet and 3 inches. Suppan would also place second in the men’s discus with a throw of 164 feet and 5 inches and third in the men’s  shot put with a throw of 50 feet and 2 inches. Zach Marinucci (Brunswick) finished first in the men’s discus with a throw of 164 feet and 11 inches. Marinucci also finished second in the shot put with a throw of 51 feet and 7 inches and finished third in the hammer throw with a throw of 158 feet and 9 inches.

In addition to Suppan and Marinucci, the men’s 4x100 relay team of Shawn Cordes (Litchfield/Medina Buckeye), Josiah Holt (Elyria/Grafton Midview), Mike Smith (Wintersville/Indian Creek) and Kevin Johnson (Maple Heights/St. Ignatius) placed first with a time of 42.54 seconds. Dusan Vasic (Broadview Heights/Brecksville-Broadview Heights) placed second in the 3,000 meter steeplechase with a time 9:47.37. Also placing second was Dannie Mack (Massillon/Washington) in the 400 meter hurdles. Mack finished with a time of 55.26 seconds.

The Yellow Jacket men and women are back in action next Saturday, April 7 when they travel to Delaware, Ohio to participate in the Annual Ohio Wesleyan University Marv Frye Meet. Field events begin at 10:00 a.m. and running events start at 12:30 p.m.

FOR MORE BW Sports Information, please contact Sports Information Director Kevin Ruple by telephone at 440-826-2327 and e-mail at kruple@bw.edu. or Assistant SID Jeff Miller by phone at 440-826-2780 and email at jefmille@bw.edu Fans can access the latest BW athletics information at www.bw.edu/athletics and we invite you to join us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/bwyellowjackets and Twitter at http://twitter.com/bwathletics.

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