Lacey, Corbett Win Events As Penguins Seize Day One Lead

Chenery Lacey
Chenery Lacey

Chenary Lacey and Jaynee Corbett won events and the YSU sprinters went 1-4 in qualifying for the 200m dash on the first day of the Horizon League Championships at the WATTS. 

Lacey scored a personal-best 3,557 points to win the pentathlon and break Yandeh Joh's previous school-best of 3,436 points set back in 2006. Her best scoring event was the 60m hurdles where she added 889 to her record haul.

Corbett uncorked a career-long toss of 18.40m in the weight throw which was nearly a meter better than her personal best of 17.45m. The mark was also the second-longest in school history trailing only Bethany Anderson. Also in the weight throw, Nicolette Kreatsoulas had a career-best throw of 16.10m.

After the first day, the Guins hold down first place with 54 points while Oakland is second with 47 and Milwaukee is third with 45.

In the 200m dash, the Penguins had the top four qualifiers. Leading the way was Taylor McDonald with a time of 24.73 seconds. In second was Keishawnna Burts at 24.82 seconds while Jayilah Elliott was third at 25.07 seconds and Taylor Thompkins was fourth at 25.15 seconds.

Amber Eles set a school record in the 60m hurdles with a time of 8.46 seconds. Eles had the best qualifying time of by 0.21 seconds. Also advancing was Taylor McDonald who had a time of 8.78 seconds. 

YSU had the first and third qualifiers in the 400m dash. Burts had the best time at 57.33 seconds while Iva Domitrovich was third at 57.75 seconds.

In the 60m dash, Elliott had the top time of 7.58 seconds to lead the way while Tompkins was fourth at 7.82 seconds.

In the 5,000m run, McKinsie Klim was fifth with a time of 17:41.17.

To conclude the first day, YSU was third in the DMR with a time of 12:23.45. 

Sunday's action gets underway at 9 a.m. with the high jump. Field events at 11 a.m. are the triple jump and the shot put. Running events start at 1 p.m.