- The University of Dayton track and field team finished fourth at the All-Ohio Championships, placing ahead of Ohio State and 10 other track programs on Saturday.
With two weeks remaining until the Atlantic 10 Outdoor Track and Field Championships, the Flyers turned in solid performances across the board in the meet. More than 10 personal records were set during the meet.
“We had a lot of great season performances and lifetime performances this weekend,” University of Dayton track and field head coach Jason Francis said. “We are seeing a number of strong results across the board with the A-10 Championships on the horizon.
Maddi Schmidt improved her school record triple jump mark of 37-09.25 (11.51m) on Saturday. Schmidt was second overall in the triple jump.
Elissa Mason won the 10,000 meter run with a time of 36:46.28. Sarah Reynolds and Colleen Grassley also ran in the 10,000 meter run, placing sixth and seventh respectively with times of 38:35.29 and 38:36.01.
In the hammer throw, Aly Weeman set a new personal record and improved to third all-time in UD track history with a sixth-place toss of 179-11. Her mark puts her in the hunt for a berth in the NCAA Outdoor Preliminaries in Jacksonville, Fla. Renee Otte had a mark of 152-04 (46.43m). Samm Hortsman had a distance of 142-05 (43.42m).
The Flyers netted a second place finish in the 4x100 meter relay. The relay team consisting of Maya Pedersen, Rachel Weber, Noelle Tazioli and Ashley DeMange had a time of 47.33, improving to third-all time in Dayton track history.
Dayton also had a third place finish in the 4x400 relay. Pedersen, Kassy Thomas, Mariah Curtis and Rachel Weber finished with a time of 3:49.02, ranking second all-time in track history at Dayton. UD’s second squad had a time of 4:03.28. The squad consisting of Kelsey McDonald, Noelle Tazioli, Lauren Clark and Nicole Cargill placed ninth.
In the 100 meter dash, Noelle Tazioli led the Flyers placing sixth with a time of 12.42. In the 200 meter dash, Tazioli placed fourth with a time of 25.17. Rachel Weber was eighth with a time of 25.52.
Maya Pedersen was fourth in the 400. Pedersen had a time of 57.26.
Kassy Thomas was eighth in the 800 meter run. Thomas clocked in with a time of personal record time of 2:16.99. Lauren Clark had a personal record time of 2:19.32, placing 16th. Kelsey McDonald also had a PR time of 2:20.86 and Chelsey VanHook had a mark of 2:23.48.
In the 1,500 meter run Nicole Cargill placed seventh with a time of 4:41.99. Katie Ollier was ninth with a personal record time of 4:46.33. Nicole Armstrong had a PR time of 4:51.29. Kelly Johnston finished in 4:51.69. Taylor Beyerle finished in 4:54.30.
The Flyers were led by Lindsey Cummings placing ninth with a time of 17:49.10 in the 5,000 meters. Mary List was the next Flyer placing 22nd with a time of 18:59.54.
Maddi Schmidt set a new personal record in the 100 meter hurdles. Schmidt placed sixth with a time of 14.77. Rabecca Maj had a time of 15.45, placing 10th. Ashley DeMange rounded out the group at 16.52.
Mariah Curtis placed seventh in the 400 meter hurdles. Curtis had a time of 1:07.44.
Lizzie Gleason was fifth with a personal record time of 10:54.85 in the 3,000 meter steeplechase. Her time improves her to second all-time in UD track history. Marisa Slomski took ninth with a PR time of 11:05.93 and is fourth all-time at UD.
In the high jump, Ellie Grandi finished 10th. Grandi had a height of 5-01.75 (1.57m). Juliana Lawniczak was 11th with the same mark.
Hanna Krizmanic placed seventh with a height of 12-01.25 (3.69m) in the pole vault. Her mark, a personal record, improves to fourth all-time at UD. Katrina Steinhauser was ninth with a height of 11-07.25 (3.54m). Ashley DeMange was 12th with the same mark. Sarah Gaskell took 13th in the pole vault. Gaskell had a mark of 11-01.50 (3.39m).
In the long jump Maddi Schmidt had a distance of 17-00.00 (5.18m) setting a new outdoor personal record. Jocelyn Abron was 13th with a mark of 16-07.25 (5.06m), which was also a personal record.
In the shot put, Christine Borchers led UD with a distance of 43-08.00 (13.31m) setting a new outdoor personal record. Borchers also led Dayton in the discus with a PR distance of 146-09.00 (44.73m). Renee Otte was 13th with a PR mark of 144-04 (43.99m). Aly Weeman had a distance of 127-01 (38.73m).
Renee Otte and Julie Kolodziej placed eighth and 10th with tosses of 116-06 (35.53m) and 105-01 (32.04m) in the javelin throw. Kolodziej’s mark is a personal record.
In the heptathlon, Hilary Lang placed eighth scoring 4,334 points, setting a new personal record. Katy Garcia was 10th with 4,065 points. Garcia’s mark was also a PR. Erin Baldinger had 3,991 points also setting a personal record.
Dayton will travel to Philadelphia for the Penn Relays next weekend.