The 2016-17 athletic year was filled with highlights for Ohio Dominican's student-athletes. OhioDominicanPanthers.com will be counting down the top moments from last year over the next two weeks.
No. 9 – Track And Field Sets Four Outdoor School Records At GLIAC Championships
Four Ohio Dominican track and field student-athletes set outdoor school records at the 2017 GLIAC Track and Field Championships at Grand Valley State University on Thursday, May 4 and Friday, May 5.
Freshman Tony Woods, junior Justin Carroll, sophomore Wes Pipher and freshman Emma Barth set ODU outdoor track and field records in the men's 100 meter dash, men's 800 meter run, men's 3,000 meter steeplechase and women's discus throw over the course of competition on Friday, May 4 and Saturday, May 5 in the final GLIAC outdoor track and field championship for Ohio Dominican before moving to the Great Midwest Athletic Conference in 2017-18.
Woods' time of 10.53 in the men's 100 meter dash preliminaries was the fastest preliminary time in the field of 26 competitors at the GLIAC Championships. Woods originally set the school record in the men's 100 at Walsh on April 15 with a time of 10.56. Both times were among the top 50 fastest sprints in NCAA Division II for the 2017 outdoor season.
Carroll bested his school record mark in the men's 800 on day one of the GLIAC Championships with a run of 1:54.15 and followed it up with an impressive mark of 1:53.42 on day two in the GLIAC men's 800 finals to finish fourth in the conference for the event.
Pipher improved on his school record time in the men's 3,000 meter steeplechase with a mark of 9:33.06 to finish sixth at the GLIAC Championships after setting the school record in the event earlier in the season at the Otterbein Twilight Invitational (4/15/17) with a run of 9:40.47.
Barth finished with the top women's discus throw in ODU women's track and field history on the final day of the GLIAC Championships with a distance of 36.83 meters. Barth holds the top two women's discus throws all-time for ODU, finishing with a mark of 34.91 meters at the Walsh Invitational on April 15.