Peterson’s record performance highlights Friday’s two-meet slate

Highlighted by Sean Peterson crossing the finish line at Hayward Field in record fashion, Youngstown State’s track and field program produced several personal performances in Friday’s two meetings at the Oregon Relays and Jesse Owens Classic.

With a time of 3:40.33, Peterson set a new YSU record in the men’s 1500m at the Oregon Relays at Hayward Field. Peterson’s mark rewrites his previous record of 3:42.97 set at the Raleigh relays nearly a month ago on March 24. Finishing ahead of some quick competition, Peterson’s performance earned him a fifth-place finish, ahead of members of the Oregon and Wisconsin track and field programs.

Race Highlights – Jesse Owens Classic
With the second fastest time in the women’s 1500m in program history, Nicole Squatrito crossed the finish line with a time of 4:29.29 which qualified as the eighth fastest time of Friday’s event. Four other Penguins posted personal bests in the event, including Morgan Cole (4:33.41) who finished 17andAshleigh Rowley (4:36.32) who finished 19andCarly Hall (4:40.64) who finished 25and and Ashleigh Ventimiglia (4:48.93) who finished 31st.

Posting the seventh fastest men’s 1,500m race in school history, Derek Basinger led the Penguin charge in Friday’s event with a time of 3:53.33 for 10and. Behind, Hunter Christopher also clocked a new personal best with a time of 3:55.31 for the 10and-the fastest mark in the history of the program and a 14and-arrival point. Riley Jackson (3:57.43) and Mikel Lagaras (4:02.57) also recorded personal bests for the event.

Suerethia Henderson equaled a personal best in the women’s 200m, clocking 24.20 for the seventh fastest performance in the event. Behind, Kyndia Matlock (24.81) and Cyncere Cunningham (24.84) ​​finished 14and and 15andrespectively.

In the men’s event, Anthony Woods clocked a season best 21.34 for the eighth fastest time in the event. Behind, Christian Ford also finished in the top 15 runners with a time of 21.67 for 12and.

Teddi Kinsey was the Penguins’ top finisher in the women’s 400 with a personal best 1:04.01 for the ninth-fastest time in the event. Mara Wilson arrived 12and with a time of 1:05.98.

On the men’s side, Luke Laubacher finished eighth with a time of 58.67.

Maggie Sebest and Julia Magliocca finished back-to-back in the women’s 5000m, winning 15and and 16and-place nods. Sebest clocked a personal best 18:26.98, while Magliocca finished at 18:31.07.

Field Event Highlights – Jesse Owens Classic
Counting his second event victory in as many weeks, Tye Hunt jumped 7.52m (24′ 8¼”) in the men’s long jump in his only legal jump to speed up the field. Next, Jakari Lomax posted a 7.37m (24′ 2¼”) jumps on his third attempt to finish third. Also in the top five, Laubacher finished fourth with a personal best 7.18m (23′ 6¾”).

Emily Bee took third place in the women’s long jump competition with a personal best 5.42m (17′ 9½”).

Throwing 44.68m (146′ 7″) on her sixth and final throw, Olivia Jones recorded a season-high mark in the women’s javelin throw for second place in the event. Caryn Jarrett then threw 30 .04m (98’6″) on his first of six throws for the fifth.

In the men’s event, Noah Drudy tied Jones’ second place with one of his own, throwing 59.97m (196′ 9″) on his sixth attempt. Weston McLain threw 52.07m (170′ 10″) for fifth place.

Zach Gehm threw the seventh-best throw in YSU history on his sixth and final attempt at the men’s hammer throw, registering a 185′ 4″ (56.51m) lift.

Following
Competition at Ohio State resumes tomorrow morning, Friday, April 23, at 10 a.m. with a combination of field events (men’s shot put and triple jump, women’s discus and triple jump). The running events are scheduled for a 12 p.m. start with preliminary heats in the women’s 100m hurdles.

With a time of 3:40.33, Peterson set a new YSU record in the men’s 1500m at the Oregon Relays at Hayward Field. Peterson’s mark rewrites his previous record of 3:42.97 set at the Raleigh relays nearly a month ago on March 24. Finishing ahead of some quick competition, Peterson’s performance earned him a fifth-place finish, ahead of members of the Oregon and Wisconsin track and field programs.

Race Highlights – Jesse Owens Classic
With the second fastest time in the women’s 1500m in program history, Nicole Squatrito crossed the finish line with a time of 4:29.29 which qualified as the eighth fastest time of Friday’s event. Four other Penguins posted personal bests in the event, including Morgan Cole (4:33.41) who finished 17andAshleigh Rowley (4:36.32) who finished 19andCarly Hall (4:40.64) who finished 25and and Ashleigh Ventimiglia (4:48.93) who finished 31st.

Posting the seventh fastest men’s 1,500m race in school history, Derek Basinger led the Penguin charge in Friday’s event with a time of 3:53.33 for 10and. Behind, Hunter Christopher also clocked a new personal best with a time of 3:55.31 for the 10and-the fastest mark in the history of the program and a 14and-arrival point. Riley Jackson (3:57.43) and Mikel Lagaras (4:02.57) also recorded personal bests for the event.

Suerethia Henderson equaled a personal best in the women’s 200m, clocking 24.20 for the seventh fastest performance in the event. Behind, Kyndia Matlock (24.81) and Cyncere Cunningham (24.84) ​​finished 14and and 15andrespectively.

In the men’s event, Anthony Woods clocked a season best 21.34 for the eighth fastest time in the event. Behind, Christian Ford also finished in the top 15 runners with a time of 21.67 for 12and.

Teddi Kinsey was the Penguins’ top finisher in the women’s 400 with a personal best 1:04.01 for the ninth-fastest time in the event. Mara Wilson arrived 12and with a time of 1:05.98.

On the men’s side, Luke Laubacher finished eighth with a time of 58.67.

Maggie Sebest and Julia Magliocca finished back-to-back in the women’s 5000m, winning 15and and 16and-place nods. Sebest clocked a personal best 18:26.98, while Magliocca finished at 18:31.07.

Field Event Highlights – Jesse Owens Classic
Counting his second event victory in as many weeks, Tye Hunt jumped 7.52m (24′ 8¼”) in the men’s long jump in his only legal jump to speed up the field. Next, Jakari Lomax posted a 7.37m (24′ 2¼”) jumps on his third attempt to finish third. Also in the top five, Laubacher finished fourth with a personal best 7.18m (23′ 6¾”).

Emily Bee took third place in the women’s long jump competition with a personal best 5.42m (17′ 9½”).

Throwing 44.68m (146′ 7″) on her sixth and final throw, Olivia Jones recorded a season-high mark in the women’s javelin throw for second place in the event. Caryn Jarrett then threw 30 .04m (98’6″) on his first of six throws for the fifth.

In the men’s event, Noah Drudy tied Jones’ second place with one of his own, throwing 59.97m (196′ 9″) on his sixth attempt. Weston McLain threw 52.07m (170′ 10″) for fifth place.

Zach Gehm threw the seventh-best throw in YSU history on his sixth and final attempt at the men’s hammer throw, registering a 185′ 4″ (56.51m) lift.

Following
Competition at Ohio State resumes tomorrow morning, Friday, April 23, at 10 a.m. with a combination of field events (men’s shot put and triple jump, women’s discus and triple jump). The running events are scheduled for a 12 p.m. start with preliminary heats in the women’s 100m hurdles.

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