Elliott Wins 100m Dash at Penn Relays, Rose Sets School Record at Jesse Owens Relays

Jaliyah Elliott
Jaliyah Elliott

Youngstown State junior Jaliyah Elliott took home first place in the 100m dash Presented by Independence Blue Cross at the 125th running of the Penn Relays on Saturday afternoon at Franklin Field. 

Senior Macklin Rose highlighted a successful day for the Penguins at the Jesse Owens Relays by setting the school record in the pole vault at the Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.

Penn Relays 

Elliott clocked a time of 11.60 seconds in the race to beat N.C. Centrals Bethany White who finished in 11.71 seconds.

Chad Zallow finished third in 110m hurdles championship with a time of 14.03 seconds. South Carolina's Isiaiah Moore won the event with a time of 13.79 seconds

Jesse Owens Relays

Rose initially broke the school record when he cleared 4.91m on first attempt before ultimately setting the new program record at 4.96m on his way to a sixth place finish in the event. Dylan Latone (4.66m), Jett Murphy (4.51,) and Wyatt Lefker (4.51m) also competed in the event for the Penguins.

On the women's side, Katlyn Griffie was the highest finisher after clearing the bar at 3.53m on her first attempt. Caitlyn Trebella (3.53m), Shelby Marken (3.53m) and Denise Machamer (3.38m) also competed in the pole vault. 

Cole Smith ran the 11th fastest time in the 110m hurdles at 14.75 seconds, while freshman Ethan Sparks ran a time of 1:57.31 in the 800m run. 

Zach Gehm finished fourth in the discus throw after throwing the disc 53.15m. Andrew Hallof also competed in the event for the Penguins recording a mark of 42.18m.

On the women's side, Sammy Dyson finished 10th after throwing the discus for a personal-best mark of 43.04m on her third attempt.

Dom Westbay won the college/open section of the men's shot put after recording a mark of 17.75m. That throw by Westbay moved him into fourth in the record book. Brandon Orlando threw the shot 16.48m on his way to a sixth place finish.

In the women's shot put, Kaitlyn Merwin recorded a fourth place finish after throwing the shot 14.57m on her fifth attempt of the afternoon. 

The Penguins return to the track next Friday when they host the Horizon League Outdoor Championships at Farmers National Bank Field.