Track and Field Races at Ohio Open

Track and Field Races at Ohio Open

ATHENS, Ohio – Ohio Dominican's track and field teams competed at the Ohio Open this weekend on the campus of Ohio University.

The men's team had 11 athletes finish in the top five of their respective events led by first place finishes from Bobby Bogantz (Sunbury, Ohio) in the 800 with a time of 1:59.64 and Sean Noll (Somerset, Ohio) in the 3,000 meter steeplechase.

The Panther men had four athletes finish second in their respective events as junior Alex Botello (Hilliard, Ohio) cleared the 3.85 meter mark in the pole vault while Cam Brandon (Cleveland, Ohio) crossed the line in the 110 meter hurdles in a time of 15.49. Freshman Adam Kamel (Brook Park, Ohio) finished second in the 800 meters with a time of 2:01.17.

Sophomore Keaton McNair (Pickerington, Ohio) had a pair of top three finishes finishing second in the 5K with a time of 18:22.06 and finishing third in the 1,500 meter race with a time of 4:40.26.  Fellow sophomore Omar Jalloh (Pataskala, Ohio) had a pair of third place finishes as he crossed the line in the 200 meter dash with a time of 23.15 and later finishing with a time of 51.17 in the 400 meter dash.

Junior Jaren Gilliam (Euclid, Ohio) had a third place finish of his own in the 5k finishing just behind McNair with a time of 18:41.16 while freshman Benjamin Howard (Middlesburg Heights, Ohio) finished third in the 400 meter hurdles with a time of 59.80. He also finished fifth in the 110 hurdles with a time of 17.85.

Finishing with fourth place finishes, Isaiah Smith (Logan, Ohio) crossed the line in the 100 meter dash in a time of 11.71 while Tre Smith (Cleveland, Ohio) finished the 110 hurdles in 15.87.

On the women's side, the Panthers had four athletes with top five finishes including two from junior Megan Tamasovich (Canal Winchester, Ohio). Tamasovich finished second in the high jump clearing the 1.50 meter mark and later finish fourth in the 100 meter hurdles in a time of 16.00.

Freshman Kaysi Morris had a first place finish in the pole vault clearing the 2.75 meter mark for her third first place finish of the season.

Senior Makaylah Downour (Carroll, Ohio) had her second consecutive top five finish finishing third in the 800 meter race with a time of 2:33.09 while junior Bryanna Barber (Reynoldsburg, Ohio) had a fourth place finish in the 100 meter dash with a time of 12.76.

The Panthers are back in action this weekend as they head to the G-MAC Championships Thursday through Saturday at Hillsdale.