Zallow, Elliott Advance to Finals at Penn Relays; Throwers Compete at Jesse Owens Relays

Jaliyah Elliott
Jaliyah Elliott

The Youngstown State men's and women's track and field teams began their weekend of competition on Friday at the Penn Relays and Jesse Owens Relays.

The day was highlighted by senior Chad Zallow and junior Jaliyah Elliott as they both qualified for tomorrow's finals in their respective events at the 125th running of the Penn Relays.

Penn Relays

Zallow finished with the second fastest preliminary time in the 110m hurdles after winning his heat with a time of 13.87 seconds. Zallow will look to defend his title in the finals tomorrow at 3:20 p.m. from Franklin Field.

Elliott also advanced to tomorrow's 100m dash finals after finishing with the fourth fastest time overall at 11.74 seconds. Elliott's race is scheduled for 3:35 p.m. Suerethia Henderson also competed in the 100m dash for the Penguins while finishing with the 14th fastest time at 11.99 seconds

Collin Harden also competed for the Guins, clocking the 23rd fastest time in the 400m hurdles at 53.91 seconds. 

Jesse Owens Relays

In the women's hammer throw, Nicolette Kreatsoulas earned a third place finish after throwing the hammer 57.63m on her fifth attempt of the afternoon. Freshman Sammy Dyson also competed in the event for the Penguins recoring a mark of 42.97m.

On the men's side, Andrew Hallof threw the hammer 46.44m on his second attempt.

In the men's javelin, Jake Wilson finished fourth after recording a mark of 62.21m on his fourth throw of the afternoon. Noah Drudy finished just behind Wilson in fifth place after throwing the javelin 60.04m on his second attempt. 

The Penguins are back in action tomorrow morning beginning at 10:30 a.m. from the Jesse Owens Relays when they compete in the women's shot put and men's discus.