Sprinters Pick Up Wins At Zips Invitational

Sprinters Pick Up Wins At Zips Invitational

Akron, Ohio - Youngstown State sprinters Ciara Jarrett, Nina Grambling and Marcellus Embry all picked up event wins on Friday night at the Zips Invitational. YSU competed with Akron, Buffalo and Robert Morris in the meet.

Nina Grambling and Ciara Jarrett led the women with sprint-event wins. Grambling won the 60-meter dash with a time of 7.58 seconds while Jarrett was secont at 7.70 seconds. In the 200m, Jarrett came in first at 24.68 seconds and Grambling was third at 24.83 seconds.

Other strong finishes for the Penguins included a second-place in the 400-meter dash by Jen Shiley (56.95 seconds) and second in the 800m by Alexis Cooper (2:17.38).

In a head-to-head race in the 4x400-meter relay, YSU beat Akron. The foursome of Shiley, Cooper, Alteeka Vanwright and Tori Thompson posted a time of 3:56.14.

In the pole vault, Nicole Waibel set a school record by clearing a height of 3.89 meters.

Embry won the 200-meter dash with a time of 21.97 seconds and came in third in the 60-meter dash with a time of 7.04 seconds.

Robin Hall finished second in the 400-meter dash with a time of 48.25 seconds while Nick Gliha was third in the 3,000-meter run (8:41.50).

In the shot put, Stephen Lyons was second with a toss of 15.93 meters while Jacob Chiclowe was third at 15.74m.

Seven members of the track and field team will be in action at the Alex Wilson Invitational on Saturday at Notre Dame.

Women Dual Scores
Akron 94.50 38.50 Buffalo
Akron 107.00 22.00 Robert Morris
Akron 91.00 53.00 Youngstown S
Youngstown St. 64.00 51.00 Buffalo
Youngstown St. 78.00 38.00 Robert Morris

Men Dual Scores
Akron 102.00 35.00 Buffalo
Akron 107.00 22.00 Robert Morris
Akron 103.00 30.00 Youngstown St.
Buffalo 66.00 37.00 Robert Morris
Buffalo 62.00 53.00 Youngstown St.
Youngstown St. 53.00 41.00 Robert Morris