Corbett Wins Third Title; Three Guins Set School Marks at HL Championships

Jaynee Corbett
Jaynee Corbett

Jaynee Corbett won her third straight Horizon League Championship in the weight throw and the YSU women's track and field team set three school records on the first day of competition at the league meet at the Watts.

Corbett became the third athlete in Horizon League history to win three weight throw titles. Corbett uncorked a pair of impressive throws of 18.34m to win the event by 1.52m. Corbett's teammate Nicolette Kreatsoulas was third in the weight throw with a toss of 16.68m.

Setting school marks on Saturday were Amber Eles, Jaliyah Elliott and Keishawnna Burts. Eles and Burts lowered their respective school marks while Elliott became a record breaker for the first time in her career.

In the 60m hurdles, Eles ran a time of 8.41 seconds to best her previous best time of 8.44 seconds. She ran the fastest preliminary time by 0.21 seconds. 

In the 60m dash, Elliott ran a personal-best time of 7.36 seconds to break Nina Grambling's school record of 7.46 seconds set back in Feburary 2015. Elliott's previous best time was 7.47 seconds. YSU qualified four other runners to Sunday's finals. Burts was second at 7.50, Taylor Thompkins was fourth at 7.63, Antonella Lamonica was sixth at 7.76 and Azya McLin qualified seventh at 7.74 seconds.

In the 200m dash, Burts ran a career-best time of 24.27 seconds which was 0.14 seconds faster than her previous time. She was one of five YSU qualifiers in the event as Elliott (24.57), Teneisha Myers (25.08), Thompkins (25.24) and Eles (25.78) all advanced to Sunday.

In the 400m, Myers posted the fastest qualifying time running a time of 57.25 seconds. Iva Domitrovich also qualified posting the sixth fastest time of the day in the event.

A pair of YSU freshman advanced in the 800m. Nicole Squatrito ran a time of 2:15.60 while Natalie Fleming had a 2:16.04. 

YSU took three of the top five placings in the pole vault letd by Caitlyn Trebella's second-place finish. Trebella cleared a height of 3.55m to finish second. Finishing fourth was Shelby Marken who also cleared 3.55m. Sarina Mauerman placed fifth clearing 3.45m.

Freshman Jessica Stever collected a pair of third-place finishes for the Guins. Stever was third in the long jump with a leap of 5.69m and scored 3,284 points in the pentathlon to place third.

The Penguins placed fourth in the distance medley relay with a time of 12:33.39.

After the first day Oakland leads with 59 points while YSU is second with 57 and Milwaukee is third with 36.

Sunday's events start at 9:15 a.m. with the high jump. Running events are slated for 1 p.m.