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O'Brien and Robertson leads No. 4 MTrack to fourth place finish at All-Ohio Championships

April 12, 2008

By Katie Weininger

DELAWARE - Senior Ryan Robertson had an outstanding day with three top-three finishes to lead the No. 4 Ohio Northern men's track & field team to fourth at the All-Ohio Championships hosted by Ohio Wesleyan.

Robertson earned first in the long jump with an outdoor season best (23-01.75) and placed second in the 100-meter dash with a time of 10.96. Robertson joined teammates, freshmen Ryan Fleming, Evan Heyman and Julian Horn to take second in the 4x100-meter relay with a time of 42.72.

The ONU men finished in fourth place with a total of 94 points. Host Ohio Wesleyan finished in first place with 103.5 points and OAC rival Mount Union scored 100 points to finish second.

National Champion Jimmy O'Brien continues his success with another outstanding performance, taking first in the 800-meter run in an NCAA automatic qualifying time of 1:50.87. His time was close to five seconds faster than the rest of the field.

O'Brien then teamed with sophomore Joe Amstutz and freshmen Shane Huntley and Heyman to take second place in the 4x400-meter relay with a time of 3:21.75

Freshman Jacob Fox finished third in both the men's 110-meter hurdles and long jump. Fox turned in a solid time of 15.06 in the 110-meter hurdles and jumped 21-11.50.

Sophomore Jacob Weyrauch and junior JT Perez teamed up to earn second and third place in the men's pole vault. Weyrauch and Perez both cleared 14-01.25, but Weyrauch took second and Perez third, due to pervious misses.

In the high jump, freshman Drew Knigga had a personal best jump of 6-02.75 to finish second.

The Polar Bears will return to action April 19, at the Kenyon Invitational.