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Penguins Track & Field Compete at Great Dane Classic
by YSU
Saturday, Jan 19, 2013 10:46 am
Penguins Track & Field Compete at Great Dane Classic
New York City - The Youngstown State men's and women's track and field teams resumed their seasons on Friday at the Great Dane Classic held at The Armory Track in New York City.

The men's team was 10th out of 24 with 20 points with 12 competitors participating. The women placed 12th out of 21 teams with 20 points with 18 competitors participating.

For the men, thrower John Seaver had the best individual finish placing fourth out of 24 competitors in the shot put with a throw of 16.09 meters. Freshman Jay Jakovina placed an impressive fifth in the high jump with a leap of 1.94 meters while George Thomas also finished fifth out of 23 competitors in the weight throw with a heave of 17.04 meters.

Eric Vendemia was seventh in the shot put as well with a toss of 15.27 meters and teammate Jake Chiclowe was 13th at 14.54m.

On the track, freshman Kodie Fennell posted a top-10 finish placing seventh in the 800-meter run with a time of 1:56.29 out of 32 runners.

Terrelle Irwin posted two top 10 finishes in the sprint events. Irwin posted a time of 22.01 seconds to finish ninth in the 200-meter dash and had a time of 6.97 seconds in the 60-meter dash finishing 10th. Michael Davis was 15th in the 60 at 7.05 seconds and had a time of 22.72 seconds in the 200.

Other times for the men included, Brett Wilson at 51.44 seconds in the 400m, Jon Hutnyan had a 2:39.44 in the 1,000m while Kyle Joynes had an 8:57.27 in the 3,000 while Ryan Sowards had a 9:52.25 in the event.

In the 4x400 relay, the men were 22nd with a time of 3:30.41.

For the women, Anna Pompeo posted a solid time of 17:58.29 in the 5,000m while Brittany Stockmaster had an 18:48.60 in the event.

Sprinter Ciara Jarrett had time of 8.01 seconds in the 60-meter dash while Alexis Washington had a time of 8.05 seconds in the event. In the 200, Jarrett was 10th with a time of 25.15 seconds and Washington clocked in at 26.09 seconds.

In the high jump, Katrina Rettburg was 10th with a leap of 1.65m while Leanna Hartsough was 11th at 1.60m.

In the long jump, Nina Grambling was 13th with a leap of 5.34m and Kendall Homan was 17th with a jump of 5.31 meters. In the triple jump, Homan was 10th with a leap of 11.59m.

The women's throwers had a solid performance led by freshman Jennifer Neider. Neider was fourth in the shot put with a throw of 13.85 meters against 25 competitors. She was 16th in the weight throw with a heave of 12.75m.

Megan Wesner was eighth in the weight throw with a toss of 14.40 meters. Allison Roth was 11th in the shot with a toss of 12.27 meters and had a throw of 12.70m in the weight throw.

Monica Ciarnello was 10th 5:13.70 in the mile, Heather Coonfare posted a personal-best time of 5:19.76 in the mile, Nichol Pachol had a time of 58.18 seconds in the 400m to finish 11th, while Altreeka Vanwright was 20th with a time of 59.54 seconds.

In the 800, Alexis Cooper ran a 2:20.40 while Jillian Smith clocked a 2:24.51.

In the 3,000 meters, Katie Heney finished with a 10:49.28 and Paige Eckman had a 11:37.41.

In the 4x400-meter relay, YSU was 11th with a time of 4:05.73.

YSU returns to action on Friday when it plays host to the YSU Invitational at the WATTS. The event is set to begin at 3 p.m.
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