April 8, 2017

Seibert Wins Triple Jump, Sprint Medley Relay Shines


April 8, 2017


Knoxville, Tenn. — On her first triple jump attempt of the afternoon at the final day of the Tennessee Relays, Mikaela Seibert hit her marks in stride and gathered a personal-best bound of 12.86m (42-2.25) to win secure gold. The win was the second of her career in outdoor competition.

.@MikaelaSeibert wins the triple jump with a personal best! #GoBucks pic.twitter.com/dV6YGNiDqe

— Ohio State T&F/XC (@OhioState_TFXC) April 8, 2017

In the relays, the Scarlet and Gray had three different squads win gold. The first to do so was the women’s 4x200m relay of Beatrice Hannan, Karrington Winters, Aaliyah Barnes and Bliss Soleyn; the foursome clocked a time of 1:35.85 to edge Ole Miss (1:39.34).

Women’s 4x200m relay of @BHannan3 @karrington_runs @TheAaliyahB and Soleyn take gold! #GoBucks pic.twitter.com/ayAcm6eM0l

— Ohio State T&F/XC (@OhioState_TFXC) April 8, 2017

The men’s 4x200m relay team completed the sweep with a readout of 1:26.36 to defeat Ole Miss once again by more than a full second.

Men’s 4x200m relay of Burke, @Champ_400 @NoJuanIsBetter_ and @DuanAsemota take gold! pic.twitter.com/4JEfC4KKfd

— Ohio State T&F/XC (@OhioState_TFXC) April 8, 2017

For the second-consecutive week, the women’s sprint medley relay set a Top 5 mark in program history. The foursome of Taylor DeLoach, Allison Mayfield-Brown, Indya Slaughter and Rachel Weber ran to a first-place finish with the fourth-best time ever by a Buckeye SMR team (3:53.14).

Women’s sprint medley relay is the first to cross the line! @trvcknvtion__ @__Allisonmb Slaughter and @RunRach778 pic.twitter.com/OOiS0oQH5a

— Ohio State T&F/XC (@OhioState_TFXC) April 8, 2017

Ohio State had three discus throwers that produced solid marks. Jared Ballenger (52.34m/171-09) took fifth place out of 17 athletes in his event, and Sade Olatoye (50.08m/164-04) and Kate Deaton (49.08m/personal record/161-00) threw their way to a six-seven finish for the women.

Besides Seibert’s gold in the triple jump, two other Buckeyes collected personal bests: Olivia Small (12.24m/40-2.00) and Alexus Pyles (11.70m/38-4.75). Small’s mark was good enough for a fourth-place showing. 

Up Next
The Buckeyes will compete at the All-Ohio Championships next Friday and Saturday (April 14-15) in Cincinnati.