MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The Kent State track and field teams combined for eight event titles in the final competition before the conference meet on Saturday at the WVU Last Chance.
Nolan Landis led the way by winning the men’s discus throw and shot put. Landis recorded a season-best mark of 170′-10″ on his third attempt in the discus and won the shot put with a throw of 53′-0.75″. Jeff Neuhaus took second in the discus with a throw of 149′-4″.
Grace Tennant’s personal-best mark of 181′-2″ to win the discus headlined a successful day for the women’s throwers. Tennant improved her PR by 3′ and moved ahead of Varsity ‘K’ Hall of Fame member Beth Obruba for the No. 6 spot on the Golden Flashes’ all-time performance list. Briana Wright added a victory in the hammer throw (177′-11), while Grace Frye was runner-up in the javelin throw (110′-8″).
Leah Pasqualetti and Angelina Lotarski claimed the top two spots in the women’s pole vault. Pasqualetti cleared a season-best 13′-7.75″, while Lotarski posted a personal-best height of 12′-9.50″, which is tied for the No. 9 spot in Kent State outdoor history.
Three Flashes raced to victory on the track. Jaheim Jones clocked a time of 21.63 seconds in the men’s 200-meter dash, Baidy Ba ran the men’s 800-meter run in 1:52.86 and Alex Stamper cruised to victory in the men’s 5,000-meter run in 15:07.40.
Kent State will head to Kalamazoo for the Mid-American Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships, which will be held May 12-14.