Members of the Youngstown State men's and women's track and field team return to track this Saturday when they compete at the Kent State Doug Raymond Qualifier. Senior Chad Zallow will compete in the 60m hurdles at the Millrose Games on Saturday at the Armory in New York City. Zallow's race will be televised live at 4:21 p.m. on NBC.
Zallow will compete against Devon Allen, Ryan Billian, Johnathan Cabral, Feddie Crittenden, Ryan Fontenot, Kirk Lewis and Josh Thompson in the Fred Schmertz Men's 60 Meter Hurdles. Highlighting the race are Allen and Cabral who both competed in the 110m hurdles at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janerio.
Zallow has dominated the 60m hurdles this season winning all three races he has competed in. In his most recent race at the Penn State National Open, Zallow posted his fastest time of the indoor season at 7.66 seconds while beating out Coppin State's Aaron Lewis. Zallow's time in the 60m hurdles is also the third fastest time in Division I.
The Kent State Doug Raymond Qualifier will get underway at noon from the Kent State Field House with the women's weight throw and shot put, while the running events will get started at 1:00 p.m. with the women's 5,000m race.
Key competitors schedule to compete for the Penguins include: Iva Domitrovich (400m, 4x400m), Sammy Dyson (shot put, weight throw), Jaliyah Elliott (60m, 4x400m), Suerethia Henderson (60m, 4x400m), Abby Jones (high jump), Olivia Jones (high jump, shot put), Nicolette Kreatsoulas (weight throw), Shelby Marken (pole vault), Kaitlyn Merwin (shot put, weight throw), Caitlyn Trebella (pole vault), Destiny Washington (60m hurdles), Alan Burns (1 mile), Zach Gehm (weight throw, shot put), Collin Harden (400m, 4x400m), Dylan Latone (pole vault), Wyatt Lefker (pole vault), Brandon Orlando (shot put), Joe Pfeffer (weight throw), Pierlus Stewart (400m, 4x400m), Terron Taylor (high jump), Daiquain Watson (long jump) and Dom Westbay (shot put) among others.
YSU is coming off a dominating performance at last weekend's two-day YSU National Mid-Major Invitational. Ten different Penguins won events while a number of participants had personal-best performances. Junior Jaliyah Elliott broke the meet record in the 60m dash with a time of 7.38 seconds, and Chad Zallow set a new meet record in the 200m with a time of 21.37 seconds. Freshman Olivia Jones was named the Horizon League Female Field Athlete of the Week after winning the pentathlon on with 3,410 points.