Ohio Northern Women’s Track & Field captures Capital University Invite

February 21, 2021

By Tim Glon

BEXLEY — The Ohio Northern women’s indoor track and field team won the Capital Rick Meindl Invitational on Sunday at the Capital Center.

The Polar Bears (13-8 overall) edged Wilmington 98-84 with Capital finishing third with 40 points.

Ohio Northern won six of the 12 events in the tri-meet.

Junior Taylor Ellerbrock (Columbus Grove) and sophomore Lexi Neff (Northfield/Walsh Jesuit) finished 1-2 in the 800 in 2:24.46 and 2:25.87, respectively.

Junior Kayla Silva (Westerville/South) won the 400-meter dash in 1:01.63.

Sophomore Erica Mobley (Westerville/North) and freshman Lizzy Dingman (Burton/Berkshire) finished 1-2 in the 3,000 in 13:21.97 amd 13:33.07, respectively.

Freshman Sydnee Perram (Port Clinton/Danbury) won the 200 in :28.87 and was second in the long jump with a leap of 4.55 meters.

Freshmen Olivia Ogg (Hebron/Lakewood) and Hope Stanley (Geneva) finished 1-2 in the pole vault by clearing 2.80 and 2.50 meters, respectively.

Freshmen Alexis Starner (Wellington) and Rosie Schroeder (Aurora, Ill./Waubonsie Valley) finished 1-2 in the 60 hurdles in :10.00 and :10.03, respectively.

Starner was also second in the 200 in :29.35.

Freshman Rachel Thompson (West Milton/Milton-Union) was second in the 1-mile in 5:53.50.

Freshman Sydnee Perram (Port Clinton/Danbury) was second in the long jump with a leap of 4.55 meters.

Northern competed with only a partial roster, as ONU head coach Jason Maus gave many of his competitors the weekend off.

The Polar Bears will return to action next Saturday when they host the annual Larry Cole Invitational at the ONU Sports Center Fieldhouse.



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