Ohio University's Bobcat Invite Next for Miami Women's Track and Field
April 24, 2005
RedHawks win 11 of 19 Events at Southern Ohio Cup to Tie for First: RedHawk competitors won 11 events on Saturday at the Southern Ohio Cup at the George Rider Track in Oxford. Sophomore Lashonda Davis picked up a team-high 26 points of the 154 Miami earned, winning the 100 meters, 200 meters, long jump and finishing second in the triple jump. Freshman Jennie Stoll was a two-event winner as well, taking the 800 meters and 1500 meters. Senior Katie Dyer (400 hurdles), junior Kelly Ardelean (steeplechase), freshman Sarah Landau (pole vault), sophomore Quekan Ibidunni (discus) and junior Joanna Borawski (javelin) were also individual winners. Sophomores Jessica Ruff and Jamila Johnson and freshman Julia Dempster teamed with Davis to win the 4x100 relay.
Bobcat Invitational Ahead for RedHawks: Miami competes this weekend at the Bobcat Invitational at Ohio University, the site of the MAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships just two weeks later. Miami's last meet at Ohio was the 2004 Southern Ohio Cup, where the RedHawk women finished first. After the Bobcat Invitational, the RedHawks have only the Billy Hayes Invitational at Indiana on May 6 before the MAC Championships.
Three NCAA Qualifiers and a Record Breaker So Far in 2005: Miami has qualified three athletes for the NCAA Mideast Regional to be held at Indiana University in May. Freshman Sarah Landau claimed the Miami outdoor pole vault record and met the regional standard by vaulting 12-5 1/2 at both the South Florida Invitational and the Miami Invitational. Sophomore Lashonda Davis passed the NCAA Regional cutoff of 19-6 1/4 in the long jump at each of her first three meets, and two weeks ago at the Miami Invitational, fellow sophomore Quekan Ibidunni rose to second on the all-time Miami discus list with a toss of 157-10, passing the regional standard of 155-2.