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Strong Field Events lead ONU Women’s Track to Second at OAC Split Meet

WILMINGTON - Sophomore Courtney Zupancic earned two top three finishes to lead the Ohio Northern women's track & field team to a second place finish at the OAC Split Meet held at Wilmington.

Zunpancic placed second in the hammer throw with a measurement of 126-10, and third in the shot put with a final throw (38-00.75) that bettered her mark last week by over two feet.

Ohio Northern finished with a total of 124 points to earn second as a team. Otterbein led the pack with a total of 176 points and Capital earned 111 points to round out the top three. Wilmington scored 80 points to place fourth and Heidelberg finished in fifth with 63 points.

Junior Danielle Noe earned first in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 1:05.11 and helped the 4x400 meter relay clock in first with a time of 4:09.96. Junior Joy Kessler, sophomore Brittany Farber and freshman Lauren Rupp were the other three members of the winning relay.

Kessler also finished third in the 400-meter dash with a time of 1:01.94.

Sophomore Rachel Smith improved her time from last week as she clocked in at 2:26.43 to finish second in the women's 800-meter run. Freshman Amy Davis also placed second in the 1500-meter run with the time of 5:07.03.

In the women's 3000-meter steeplechase, sophomore Becca Silverstein finished in 12:44.73 to place second.

Sophomore Janelle Jansen and freshman Jessica Naderer placed first and second in the pole vault.

Jansen and Naderer both finished with a height of 9-06.25. Due to pervious misses, Jansen took first and Naderer second.

Freshman Melissa Goodman threw the discus 108-02 to finish third and sophomore Natasha Axton threw the javelin 96-05 to place second.

Ohio Northern's next competition will be on April 5, as they compete in the Ohio University Invitational in Athens.