Women's Track and Field Finishes Eighth at OAC Championships

Women's Track and Field Finishes Eighth at OAC Championships
 
Story by Samantha Williams
 
BEXLEY, Ohio - The Wilmington College women's indoor track and field team competed in the final day of the Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) Championship Meet on Saturday. Of the nine competing teams, the Fightin' Quakers finished the meet in eighth place with a total of 30 points. 
 
Lauren Stacy and Emma Burke led the team in today's competition, both turning in second-place finishes. Stacy finished second in the shot put from a throw of 13.00 meters while Burke took second in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 9.42 seconds. 
 
For her efforts this season and throughout this meet, Stacy was awarded OAC Indoor Co-Field Athlete of the Year Award. 
 
Kayli Sullivan also placed in the shot put. She earned 10th place from a put of 11.19 meters. 
 
The quartet of Burke, Lisa Bailey, Brooklyn Payne, and Miranda Gibson achieved seventh-place in the 4-x-200-meter relay with a time of 1:53.23. 
 
Burke, Gibson, McKenzie Hamm, and Bailey formed the 4-x-400-meter relay that earned eighth place, crossing the finish line in 4:36.47. 
 
In the 3,000-meter run, Allison Helmke finished 20th with a time of 12:04.73, while 17th in the one-mile run was claimed by Kelly Rice from a time of 6:04.85. 
 
For the majority of the Fightin' Quakers, this meet marks the end of the indoor season. They'll take to the outdoor track on Friday, March 23 at the Emory Invitational in Atlanta, Georgia.
 
Those that are within reach of qualifying for the NCAA DIII Indoor National Championship will continue on to the Last Chance Meet hosted by Ohio Northern University on March 2 and 3 in hopes to meet the qualifying standards for the NCAA meet which will be held on March 9 and 10 in Birmingham, Alabama.