Philadelphia, Pa. — The YSU track and field teams took part in the second day of the three day Penn Relay meet at Franklin Field. Senior Bobby Grace had another strong showing this week as he had Youngstown State's best performance in the second day of the meet.
Standout thrower Grace had an impressive week in the shot put as he competed in the College Men's Shot Put Championship. He finished in second place out of 10 athletes in the event throwing the shot put 19.47 meters. Bobby has finished in either first or second in the last four meets for the Penguins and in each of those meets he has had his top throws of the 2014 outdoor season. Grace had his best throw of the year last week at the Jesse Owens Classic (19.56m) and his throw today of 19.47 meters would make it his second best of the season.
Senior John Seaver competed in the men's shot put college event and was able to give the Penguins another second place. Finishing in second he had one of his better throws of the year as he had a throw of 17.11 meters.
Sophomore Nina Grambling was among the 25 competitors that participated in the women's 100-meter dash. She finished inside the top 15 of the event as she ran a time of 12.16 seconds to finish in the 13th spot.
Competing in the high jump for the Penguins were freshman Arnaldo Morales and sophomore Jay Jakovina. They both made it in the top ten as Morales had a personal record day jumping 2.04 meters (6-8.25) to finish in eighth place tying Jamaal Petty of Virginia Union. Jakovina finished right behind Morales in tenth place with a jump of 2.00 meters (6-6.75).
The Penn Relays will start the last day of the meet tomorrow with the running events beginning at 7 a.m. and the field events starting at 9 a.m.