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Bresson leads No. 21-ranked Women’s Track to fifth place finish at All-Ohio Championships

DELAWARE - Junior Regina Bresson won the 10,000-meter run to lead the No. 21-ranked Ohio Northern women's track and field team to a fifth place finish at the All-Ohio Championships Saturday at Ohio Wesleyan.

The Polar Bears (24-16 overall) scored 68 points to finish fifth out of 18 teams.

Baldwin-Wallace won the team title with 120.5 points, Ohio Wesleyan was second with 118 points, and Otterbein was third with 99 points.

Bresson won the 10k run in a career low of 39:11.78, a full four seconds ahead of Otterbein's Andrea Pautsch, who finished second in 39:15.77.

Sophomore Janelle Jenson also had an impressive showing, placing second in the pole vault by clearing 10-2.

Junior Danielle Noe, sophomore Courtney Zupancic, and freshman Melissa Goodman all had two top-five finishes.

Noe finished third in the 400-meter hurdles in 1:05.84 and joined with junior Joy Kessler, freshman Lauren Rupp, and sophomore Brittany Farber to finish fourth in the 4x400 relay in 4:06.82.

Zupancic placed fourth in both the shot put and the hammer throw, tossing the shot 37-7.25 and throwing the hammer 137-0.

Goodman was third in the shot put with a toss of 38.34 and was fourth in the discuss with a throw of 110-4.

Also posting top-five finishes were sophomores Natasha Axton who was fifth in the javelin with a toss of 107-6, and Rachel Smith who was fifth in the 1500-meter run in 5:02.40.

The 4x100-meter team of Jansen, sophomore Karen Thatcher, sophomore Kristen Yoho and senior Amy Swigert finished fifth in 54.14.

The Lady Polar Bears will return to action next Saturday at the Kenyon Invitational.