Oakland Finishes Strong at YSU National Meet
Provided by Oakland University
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - Lia Jones finished second in the 3,000-meter run and David Magnotte finished runner-up in the 1-mile run by only .18 hundredths of a second as the Oakland men's and women's track and field teams completed action at the Youngstown State National Invitational on Saturday at the Watson and Tressel Training Site.
"I am very happy that we had so many season best performances and also some personal bests," said head coach Paul Rice. "We will look to build on this excitement and these great performances as we get ready for the Big Meet next week."
Jones finished the 3,000-meter run with a time of 9:47.98 to earn a second-place finish. The Golden Grizzlies also saw top-10 finishes from Breanna Peabody in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.94 to finish fourth and Shaunte Roberts in the 60-meter dash with a time of 7.96 to finish sixth.
Magnotte finished second by less than two hundredths of a second with a time of 4:15.29 in the 1-mile run. Niklas Rippon finished third in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.34 and Kenny Wall finished fifth in the 3,000-meter run with a time of 8:46.65.
Oakland will be in action next week as they travel to Grand Valley State to compete in the Big Meet on Friday Feb. 10.