ALLENDALE, Mich. — Ohio Dominican junior Justin Carroll (Berea, Ohio) took fourth place honors in the men's 800 meter run with a school record time of 1:53.42, freshman Emma Barth (Dayton, Ohio) bested her school record distance in the women's discus with a throw of 36.83 meters and the men's 4x400 meter relay team realized a fourth place finish on final day competition at the GLIAC track and field championships at Grand Valley State University on Friday.
Carroll topped the school mark in the men's 800 on Thursday with a run of 1:54.15 and finished in the top four of the men's 800 field for the second-straight year. Carroll claimed third place honors in 2016 with a time of 1:55.56.
Barth broke her own school record in the women's discus with a throw of 36.83 meters. Her previous school record mark was a distance of 34.91 meters.
The men's 4x400 meter relay team of freshman Draven Bass (Circleville, Ohio), senior Spencer Lester (Akron, Ohio), senior Taylor Williams (Houston, Texas) and Carroll notched a fourth place finish with a season best time in the event of 3:17.64.
Freshman Anthony Woods (Macedonia, Ohio) finished seventh in the men's 200 with a time of 21.70. Woods' time is the second-fastest of the season for ODU in the men's 200.
Recording a personal best distance of 38.93 meters in the men's discus throw was sophomore Connor Cooley (London, Ohio), who topped his previous personal best in the event of 38.67 meters. Also recording a personal best distance in the discus was sophomore Clayton Seymour (Ashville, Ohio), who finished with a throw of 41.40 meters. Seymour also topped his personal best in the men's shot put with a throw of 15.24 meters, the best throw of the year for the Panthers in the event.
Senior Andrew Beier (Bellevue, Ohio) notched a 13th place finish out of 23 runners in the men's 5,000 with a time of 15:42.91. Beier set the school record this year for Ohio Dominican in the 5,000 with a run of 15:30.90 at Otterbein on April 1.
Overall, nine school records were realized in the 2017 outdoor season for Ohio Dominican track and field and 14 school marks were set during the 2016-17 school year for the squad.
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