Valparaiso, Ind. - The Youngstown State men's track and field team is in first place following the first day of competition at the Horizon League Outdoor Track and Field Championships at the Warren G. Hoger Track at Brown Field. The YSU women are third just four points out of first.
Ryan Booth led the men with a victory in the shot put while Jaynee Corbett took first for the women. It was the second straight outdoor shot put title for Booth while Corbett claimed her first and continued YSU's dominance in the event. YSU won its eighth straight HL shot put crown on the women's side and 10th of the last 11.
The men are in first with 46 points while Valparaiso is second with 34 and Oakland is third with 26. On the women's side the Guins are third with 29 points while Milwaukee is in first with 33 and Oakland is second with 30.
At Eastgate Field, Corbett laid down a new Horizon League mark in the shot put, tossing 15.29 meters. Corbett's heave was over a meter better than the competition and improved the League record by .78 meters.
Also for the women, Erin Pavick was sixth in the 10,000 meter run with a time of 39:23.70. In the pole vault, Sarina Mauerman and Caitlyn Trebella tied for fourth in the pole vault as both cleared a height of 3.57m. Also in the shot put, Jennifer Neider was fifth with a throw of 13.58m.
In the field events, Valparaiso claimed the top spot on the podium in both the men's pole vault and men's javelin. Sophomore Alexander Watson claimed first in the pole vault with a mark of 4.56 meters, clearing the bar on his first attempt. Youngstown State freshman Dylan Latone matched the height, but cleared on his third attempt and finished second. Garrett Mathias was fourth clearing a height of 4.41m.
In the 10,000m run, Ryan Sullivan was fourth with a time of 31:04.20, Nick Gliha placed seventh with a time of 31:56.20 and Ethan Wilson was eighth at 32:04.31. Wilson also placed eighth in the javelin.
Day two will continue at 10 a.m. on Saturday. Among the events to be contested will be the decathlon, heptathlon, long jump, javelin, 800 meters, discus, 110 meter hurdles, 100 meter hurdles, 400 meter dash, 100 meter dash, 400 meter hurdles and steeplechase.