Penguins Sweep Throwing Events; Men & Women Grab Day One Leads

Jaynee Corbett won her second straight Horizon League discus title.
Jaynee Corbett won her second straight Horizon League discus title.

The Youngstown State men's and women's track and field teams both swept the throwing events on a strong first day of a cool and wet Horizon League Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Youngstown.

The YSU women scored 46 points on day one and have moved in front of Oakland which has 26 points. The YSU men logged an impressive 54 points while the Golden Grizzlies also sit second with 28 points.

The won took first, second and fifth in the discus and first, third and sixth in the javelin.

In the discus, Jaynee Corbett won on her sixth and final attempt with a facility record throw of 45.65m. It was the second straight year Corbett won the discus at the league meet. Finishing second was Nicolette Kreatsoulas with a toss of 43.60m. Placing fifth was Ciera Trybend with a toss of 40.21m.

In the javelin, freshman Angela Lock had her best mark of 36.44m in her second attempt and held on to win. Oakland's Angela Ciaravino threw a 34.85m to finish second. Kreatsoulas was third with a throw of 34.01m. Shannon Leghart finished sixth with a career-best throw of 31.03m.

The men's throws also featured a good amount of drama.

The men's discus was battle between Ryan Booth and Oakland's Gino Vitella. Booth uncorked a best throw of 49.75m on his fourth attempt. Vitella nearly had a throw as good, but was just short with a toss of 49.37m on his fifth attempt. 

The javelin was all YSU as it took first, second, third, sixth and seventh. The winner was decided on the final round and came down to the last throw.

YSU's Jake Wilson had a school-record throw of 61.87m on his second attempt and that gave him the lead to the final round. But, YSU's Tyler Donati ripped a new school mark of 62.60m on his last attempt to win the event while Wilson was second. Placing third was Joe Dixon who had a throw of 59.74m. 

To conclude the night, McKinsie Klim finished fifth in the 10,000m run with a time of 36:49.44.

For the men, Ryan Sullivan was second with a time of 31:06.84 while Ryan Rousch was third with a 31:12.04. Oakland's Bryce Stroede won with a time of 30:55.08.

The field events begin at 10 a.m. while the running events begin at 4 p.m. on Saturday.