CUYAHOGA WOMEN REPEAT AS NJCAA REGION XII CHAMPIONS
The women's indoor track team capitalized on balanced scoring in both running and field events to capture the 2019 NJCAA Region XII Indoor Track & Field Championship held at Defiance College. The competition got off to an exciting start as the distance medley relay team of Hannah Heath (Black River), Aja Duvall (Northfield), Emily Zimmerman (Cuyahoga Falls) and Hope Brown (Middleburg Heights) held off a determined Muskegon quartet to claim the race by less than a second. This set the tone for the meet as Sierra Taylor (Conneaut) won the 5000m and the top three places in the 600m were taken by Kamry Brown (Lima), Madison Tasich (Tallmadge) and Timberly Edwards (Cleveland).
Day two of the competition began with the field events as national qualifier Bri Sims (Statham, Ga.) won both the weight throw and shot. Niki Bartosova (Berea-Midpark) and Jasmon Scott (Northfield) combined for first and second place in both the long and triple jumps. In the sprints, Kamry Brown led a sweep of the top three finishers in the 400m. Following Kamry to the finish line were Timberly Edwards and I'Tayia harris). I'Tayia also placed first in the 60m dash while teammate Aja Duvall won the 200m dash. Vanessa Lane captured the 60m hurdle crown. The meet ended on a high note as Hannah Heath won the 3000m run and the women's 4X400m relay team of Aja DeVall, Sarah Shahan (Middlefield), Madison Tasich, and Kamry Brown crossed the finish line as Region XII champions.
WOMEN'S TRACK TEAM TUNES UP FOR REGION XII MEET WITH SOLID PERFORMANCES AT MOUNT UNION
The Cuyahoga women's track team put together solid performances in both the field events and on the track as they prepare for next weekend's NJCAA Region XII Indoor Track Championship. In the field events, the team was once paced again by thrower Artis Sims (Statham, Georgia) who recorded a 3rd place in the shot with a toss of 41' 9" followed by a 4th place throw of 48' 3" in the 20 lb. weight throw. Vanessa Lane (Tallmadge) captured 3rd place in the high jump with a leap of 5' 1". In the sprints, Kamry Brown (Lima) won the 400m dash in 1:01.00 and placed 2nd in the 200m in 27.07, just placing ahead of 3rd place teammate Aja Duvall (Nordonia). Also scoring in the 200m were Timberly Edwards (Cleveland) in 6th and Madison Tasich (Tallmadge) right behind in 7th place. The women's 4 X 200 relay team of Jasmon Scott (Nordonia), Sarah Shahan (Middlefield), Madison Tasich and I'Tayia Harris (Lima) took 3rd in a time of 1:54.4. In the 1000m run, Emily Zimmerman (Cuyahoga Falls) finished in 6th place (3:32.8) just ahead of 7th place finisher and teammate Hannah Heath (Black River).
The team travels to Defiance College on Thursday, Feb 7th and Friday, Feb. 8th for NJCAA Region XII competition.
CUYAHOGA WOMEN OPEN INDOOR TRACK SEASON AT FINDLAY
The Cuyahoga women's track team opened their indoor campaign with a national qualifying performance in both the shot and 20lb weight throw by Artis Sims (Statham, Georgia). Both her shot distance of 40' 6" and weight throw of 49' surpassed the national qualifying standard. On the track, the sprinters carried the load as freshman Aja Duvall (Nordonia) placed 3rd in the 200m dash in 26.8. Kamry Brown (Lima) finished 7th in the 60m at 8.20 and came back to take 7th place in the 400m in 1:03.7. Timberly Edwards (Cleveland) finished 7th in the 600m in 1:51.5 followed by 8th place finisher Sarah Shahan (Middlefield) in 1:58.0. In the distance events, Sierra Taylor (Conneaut) placed 5th in the 800m in 2:38.0. The distance medley relay team of Hannah Heath (Black River), Sarah Shahan, Emily Zimmerman (Cuyahoga Falls) and Hope Brown (Middleburg Heights) finished 3rd.
The team travels next to the University of Mount Union on Saturday, February 2nd for the Jim Wuske Indoor Track Invitational.