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Athletics: Ohio ranks 12th at Cincinnati invite

The Bobcats traveled to Cincinnati for the two-day Oliver Nikoloff Invitational over the weekend as one of 20 teams participating in nearly 40 Bearcats-hosted events.

The meeting took place on Friday and Saturday, and at its conclusion on Saturday afternoon, the Bobcats finished in 12th place with 19 points scored from three total events. Cincinnati was declared the winner with a total score of 210 points, followed by Miami in second place with 105 points and Dayton in third place with 83 points.

Although Ohio struggled in track and field events, they found some positives in the meet.

Ohio’s most notable achievement was Hailey Bowes’ first-place finish in the 5,000 meter race. Bowes finished with a personal best 16 minutes and 56.24 seconds in the event.

In addition, Ohio managed to place in three other events: the 3000 meter steeplechase, the 800 meter race and the discus. Carina Weaver placed seventh in the 3,000-metre steeplechase with a time of 11:17.81. Stephanie Pierce then placed sixth in her event, the 800 meter race, with a time of 2:13.69. Rachel Simpson then threw a distance of 44.11 meters in the discus throw, earning her fifth place.

Following their performance in Cincinnati, the Bobcats have a two-week non-competition period in preparation for their next home meeting on Saturday, April 16.

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