Mount Union takes another OAC title
Lucas and his staff claimed OAC Coaching Staff of the Year
ALLIANCE, Ohio -- Mount Union claimed the title for a second consecutive season at the 2011 Ohio Athletic Conference Track and Field Championships at Mount Union Stadium in Alliance.
The Purple Raiders tallied 159 points, 12 better than second place Baldwin-Wallace and won the program's third-ever title (1995, 2010, 2011).
Kevin Lucas, in his second year as women's head coach at Mount Union, and his staff claimed OAC Coaching Staff of the Year honors for the second consecutive season.
The top-3 finishers in every event earned All-OAC honors.
Sophomore Mary Mahoney was named OAC Sprint Athlete of the Meet as she won the 400 meter dash in an OAC-record time of 56.10, the 200 meter dash in 25.52, ran the second leg of the winning 4x100 meter relay (48.55) and was the anchor on the winning 4x400 meter relay quartet (3:56.32).
Mahoney teamed with freshmen Alexis Campbell, Lisa Brasdovich, and Taylor Ruffing for the event win in the 4x100 relay, while she brought home the team title with the event win in the 4x400 relay behind Campbell, freshmen Heather Potts and Emily Mazzaferri.
Mount Union also got an event win from senior Christin Handley in the 1500 meter run (4:48.55), while she picked up a runner-up finish in the 5000 meter run (18:08.21).
Campbell ended her initial OAC outdoor meet sprinting to a runner-up finish earlier in the day in the 100 meter dash (12.75).
Junior Aubree Jones also placed third in the shot put (40-06) to go along with the third she got in the javelin (118-9) on Friday to earn All-OAC honors.
On Friday, juniors Kelsey Shonk and Anna Jones went 1-2 in the discus. Shonk with a season-best and NCAA provisional toss of 144-01 feet and Jones at 136-3.
Senior Annie Patton finished second in the javelin (123-02).
The quartet of freshman Caitlin Goggin, senior Christin Handley, freshman Rachel Smith, and freshman Emily Mazzaferri picked up a second-place finish in the 4x800 meter relay stopping the clock in a time of 9:33.99.
Sophomore Amanda Schmauder logged a very strong showing with a third in the pole vault clearing the bar at a team season-best of 10-08 feet.