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Men win MAC Outdoor T & F....Women win MAC Outdoor T & F...:bow:

 

Jackie Siefring wins Heptathalon and Matt Ludwig wins Pole Vault Friday, then yesterday Jordan Latimer wins Long Jump, while Daniella Johnson wins the Women's.  Today it was the Men's 4 x 100 team winning with Hakeem Lawrence, Taron Slone, Miles Baldwin and Joe Harrington.  Lawrence turns around and wins the 100 dash in a school record time, while Baldwin wins the 400 dash.  Curtis Richardson wins the High Jump, Ariadna Ramos Gandia wins the Women's Triple Jump.  But the multiple scorers in each event on both sides is what tipped the titles.  Men continue to dominate a small-field Conference, while the women really performed this weekend in a 12 team Conference meet.  That's men's and women's indoor AND outdoor Championships in same year!  First time ever for the Zips.  Don't think we'll have a lot of NCAA DI regional competitors....Lawrence in the 100, Siefring in the 400, Richardson and Cody Stine in the High Jump, Nikki Manson in the High Jump, Ludwig and Matt Rowland in the Pole Vault, Latimer and Terrell McClain in the Long Jump, Johnson in the Long Jump, Joe Ohiembor (men) Ramos Gandia and Weronica Gaudyn (women) in the Triple Jump.  Phil Jagers in Discus and Rodrigo Iglasias in Javelin, and Siefring and Patricia Ortega in Heptathalon.  10 guys, 6 girls....not bad!

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:champs::champs::champs:

 

I love using that emoticon!

 

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IIRC,

These were the last events to go towards the Wagon Wheel Challenge. And with these two :champs: to add to it, we now have 7.5 points to KSUcks 6.5 points.

Which means the Wagon Wheel challenge trophy now resides in Akron along with the Wagon Wheel.

:screwks:

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57 minutes ago, mes102 said:

IIRC,

These were the last events to go towards the Wagon Wheel Challenge. And with these two :champs: to add to it, we now have 7.5 points to KSUcks 6.5 points.

Which means the Wagon Wheel challenge trophy now resides in Akron along with the Wagon Wheel.

:screwks:

 

Well how about that this is the second time consecutively right?

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Yep Kent won the first four, Akron has taken the last two. Thank goodness for our runners. Out of the 15 total points Akron has scored the last two years, cross country and track and field (indoor and outdoor) have scored 11 of them. (Football has two, women's basketball 1, men's basketball 0.5 and volleyball 0.5).  

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I just updated the wiki page on the Wagon Wheel Challenge with the results of this year's win.  This might be one of the few positives to come from the university dropping the baseball team - with Kent's usual dominance in that sport we would have tied the past two years and Kent would have retained the trophy.

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I knew something weird was up when I was following live results on-line for the women's events on Saturday, but couldn't figure out how Daziah Green was so far behind in the 200 meter dash, and also what happened in the 100,, and also why Akron's 4 x 400 team was so slow....this explains it and also explains a lot about how Akron has embraced the team concept in track and field despite it being a grouping of individual events.  A single point can make a huge difference...please read.http://www.gozips.com/sports/track/2016-17/releases/20170515o6eaaq..

 

Daziah - my new Zip Heroine....

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Just got a look at the NCAA declared athletes for DI Regionals in Lexington KY next weekend!

 

Hakeem Lawrence - 100 meter dash                                                          Jackie Siefring - 400 meter dash

Miles Baldwin - 400 meter dash                                                                    Nikki Manson - High Jump

Curtis Richardson - High Jump                                                                      Becki Szabo - Pole Vault

Jacob Ross - High Jump                                                                                Weronika Gaudin - Triple Jump

Matt Ludwig - Pole Vault (#1 seed)                                                              Ariadna Ramos Gandia - Triple Jump

Matt Rowland - Pole Vault                                                                            Daniella Johnson - Long Jump

Terrance McLain - Long Jump                                                                     Abi Wilson - Shot Put and Discus

Jordan Lattimer - Long Jump

Michael Ohiembor - Triple Jump

Phil Jagers - Discus (#3 seed)

Maurice Harris - Discus

Rodrigo Iglesias - Javelin

 

And Jackie Siefring alread has a ticket to Eugene Oregon for the finals of the Heptathalon, seeded #9!

 

Way to go Zippies!!!!

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On 5/18/2017 at 9:50 AM, Aaron said:

.... This might be one of the few positives to come from the university dropping the baseball team ....

 

1. Wagon Wheel competitive advantage

2. Helps athletic department budget

3. Helps Title IX compliance

4. Frees up Jackson Field real estate and eliminates need for additional expenditures on baseball facilities

5. Avoids NEO early spring climate-related disadvantage in the sport

6. Avoids competition with Akron's popular minor league team for local baseball spectator interest

 

off the top of my head... (with all due respect to the players and coaches who have played/coached here)

 

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