2018 Track and Field
Beavers qualify for All-Ohio at Joe Banks
February 5, 2018
ADA, Ohio - The Beaver track and field team competed in the Joe Banks Invitational at neighboring Ohio Northern University on Saturday, Feb. 3. Despite several key distance runners being on a train-through weekend, quality performances were produced nonetheless.
The men's distance medley relay started the track events with the foursome of seniors
Kris Lyons (Vickery/Margaretta) and Kyle Knezovich (Utica) and sophomores Connor Gulick (St. Louisville/Utica) and Dakota Frost (Edgerton/Hicksville) posting a time that met their goal of advancing to the All-Ohio
Championship next weekend. Both short relays saw improved times as well which also
qualified them for All-Ohio. The men's 4 x 200 relay was contested by the freshman
trio of Ryan Coleman (Notre Dame College/Madison), Omar Warlick (East Pointe, Mich./Clintondale) and Keenan Kinnel (Troy) as well as junior Quincy Salcido (Van Wert). The 4 x 400 personnel consisted of Gulick, Knezovich, Warlick and Kinnel. In
distance events, sophomore Arie Cox (Ontario) ran a lifetime best over 5000 meters with freshman Kimmie Hetrick (Fremont/Ross) in close pursuit throughout the race in her debut effort. Junior Michelle Kelsey (South Whitley, Ind./Whitko) ran an indoor PR in the event.
Posting indoor best efforts in field events were Knezovich in long jump and both Tori Bowen (Wapakoneta/Elida) and junior Sarah Oliver (Lexington) in pole vault as well as Maelinn DeLong (Archbold/Bryan) in shot put and sophomore John Jones (Cincinnati/Walnut Hills) and freshman Stephanie Fox (Pickerington/Central) in weight.
The team will split its efforts this upcoming weekend between Defiance College and Otterbein University. The final entry list for the All-Ohio Championship at Otterbein will be posted Wednesday evening with qualifiers commencing action at noon on Saturday, Feb. 10. The remainder of the squad will compete Friday night, Feb. 9, at Defiance with both track and field events slated to begin at 4 p.m.