The Youngstown State women’s track and field team was second while the men placed third at the Horizon League Outdoor Championships which concluded on Sunday at Rynearson Stadium.
Winning individual championships on Sunday were Nina Grambling (100-meter dash), Ciara Jarrett (200-meter dash), Laura Kosiorek (100m hurdles), while that trio teamed up with Alexis Washington to win the 4×100-meter relay with a meet-record time of 45.83 seconds.
In the team race, the women scored 150.50 points and placed second behind Loyola which scored 202 points. The men finished with 87 points trailing Milwaukee (231) and Loyola (171). It marked the fourth time the YSU women placed second at the outdoor meet and was the first title for Loyola in the outdoor circuit.
Grambling was named the Running Newcomer of the Meet, Ashley Wagner, who won the high jump on Saturday, was tabbed the Field Newcomer of the Meet and Jay Jakovina was named the
Men’s Field Newcomer of the Meet. Jakovina won the high jump on Saturday.
The women opened Sunday’s action with a win in the 4×100-meter relay beating Loyola by just over a second.
In the 100-meter dash, Grambling nipped Jarrett, the two-time defending champion in the event, by .03 seconds. Grambling crossed the line in a time of 11.97 seconds while Jarrett was right behind her at 12.00 seconds. Grambling became the fifth Penguin to win the 100m title with her win.
The roles were reversed in the 200m as Jarrett took first and Grambling was second. Jarrett posted a time of 23.83 seconds, eclipsing her own meet record. Grambling had a time of 24.11 seconds finishing just ahead of third place by .01 seconds.
The Penguins went 1-2 in the 100m hurdles on the women’s side. Kosiorek became the fourth YSU hurdler to win the 100m, but first since 2007 by posting a time of 14.03 seconds. Homan was second at 14.33 seconds.
In the 400m hurdles, Nicole Pachol was edged out by Loyola’s Candice Carajohn. Pahol had a time of 1:01.04, but Carajohn clocked in at just under a minute.
YSU concluded the event with a second-place finish in the 4×400-meter relay with a time of 3:48.43.
Allison Roth, who won the shot put on Saturday, placed second in the discus with a throw of 43.62 meters.
Michael Davis placed third in the 100-meter dash with a time of 10.81 seconds. Tarelle Irwin finished third in the 200m dash with a time of 21.67 seconds. Clay Febus placed third in the 110m hurdles in a time of 14.86 seconds. Dorian Davis finished third in the long jump with a leap of 6.96 meters.
In the relays, YSU was second in the 4×100-meter relay with a time of 41.03 seconds and was fifth in the 4×400-meter relay.
Courtesy: YSU Sports Information