Three take individual champs for women’s track


Jesse Kucewicz, The Exponent

Senior All-OAC sprinter Grace Nemeth was among the individual champions for Baldwin Wallace at the OAC Championships.

The Baldwin Wallace University women’s track and field team placed fourth out of ten teams in the indoor Ohio Athletic Conference Championships at the Ohio Northern University Sports Center Fieldhouse.

BW accumulated 113 points throughout the two-day tournament and had three individual champions in senior All-OAC sprinter Grace Nemeth, junior All-OAC thrower Brooke Buckhannon and freshman hurdler Amanda Milo. Otterbein University, the champion, registered 164.5 points.

On the first day of the tournament the Yellow Jackets won one championship and set one school-record after senior Kelly Brennan crossed the finish line in the 5,000-meter run in second place at a time of 17:19.51.

The other All-OAC accolade was earned by junior Brooke Buckhannon after she posted a career-best distance in the weight throw with a toss of 53 feet and 9.24 inches.

On the second day of the championships, the Yellow Jackets won two events. Senior Grace Nemeth was named Co-Most Outstanding Sprinter/Hurdler after finishing the 200-meter dash with a career-fastest time of 25.69. The other win was conquered by freshman Amanda Milo who won the 60-meter dash with a career-best time of 9.05 seconds.

BW will be back in action on March 2 when they compete in the NCAA Final Qualifier Meet hosted by Tufts University at the Gantcher Center in Medford, Mass.

The next weekend the team will travel to Boston, Massachusetts to compete in the NCAA Indoor Champions. The two-day event will take place on March 8-9.