Track And Field Looks For Strong Finishes At GLIAC Championships

Track And Field Looks For Strong Finishes At GLIAC Championships

COLUMBUS, Ohio — In its final meet of the 2017 outdoor season, Ohio Dominican's track and field team will compete in the GLIAC Championships in Allendale, Michigan on the campus of Grand Valley State University this week.

Competition begins on Wednesday with the women's heptathlon and men's decathlon. On Thursday, running and field events will begin at 2:30 p.m., while final day competition is set to start Friday at 11 a.m.

ODU saw another school record bested at the Ashland Alumni Open on Saturday, as sophomore Wes Pipher (Attica, Ohio) finished the men's 1500 in 4:05.00 to set the eighth school record this spring for the Panthers. Pipher boasts four top marks for Ohio Dominican this year in the men's 1500 (4:05.00), mile (4:28.47), 2000 meter steeplechase (6:16.83) and 3000 meter steeplechase (9:40.47), and in the 2016-17 school year, ODU track and field has set school records in 13 different events.

Freshman Anthony Woods (Macedonia, Ohio) enters the GLIAC Championships with the fifth-fastest time in the conference in the men's 100 meter dash (10.56) and 200 meter dash (21.63). Woods' time of 10.56 in the 100 at Walsh on April 15 is an NCAA provisional mark and is tied for the 36th-fastest time in NCAA Division II this season.

Freshmen Shaunqueza Stevens (Dublin, Ohio), Emma Barth (Dayton, Ohio) and junior Jalyn Devereaux (Carroll, Ohio) each boast two top marks for the women's squad this season. Stevens leads the sprinters with top times for Ohio Dominican in the women's 100 (12.71) and 200 (26.22) meter dashes. Barth set the women's discus school record with a throw of 34.91 meters at Walsh on April 15 and also boasts the top distance for the team this season in the women's hammer throw (43.00 meters). Devereaux boasts top times in 2017 for the Panthers in the women's 1500 (5:02.31) and 5000 (19:06.54).

ODU saw strong performances at the GLIAC Championships in 2016, where Justin Carroll (Berea, Ohio) paced the squad by earning Third Team All-GLIAC honors in the men's 800 with a time of 1:55.56.

Full coverage of the 2017 GLIAC Championships can be found here.

Contact: Aaron McPherson