Written by Sports Information Intern Ralph Schudel
TIFFIN, Ohio – Ohio Dominican track and field returned to action for the first time in 2020, following a long layoff. The Panthers traveled to Northwest Ohio to participate in Saturday's Tiffin Dragon Open at the Heminger Center in Tiffin, Ohio.
Senior Shaunqueza Stevens (Dublin, Ohio) put on a strong showing for the ODU women, earning two top-five finishes on the day. Stevens collected a fourth-place finish in the 400 meters, finishing with a time of 1:04. She collected a fifth-place finish in the 200 meters, posting a time of 27.40.
The Panther men enjoyed a successful afternoon as freshman Marcus Steele collected a win in the 400 meters finishing with a mark of 51.47. The time beats his previous career-best which he set in December's Oiler Opener at the University of Findlay.
Teammate Omar Jalloh (Pataskala, Ohio) finished just behind Steele in second place with a time of 53.25 seconds.
Cam Brandon (Cleveland, Ohio) earned a top-three finish in the 60-meter hurdles. The senior finished with a time of 8.51 seconds.
Senior Draven Bass (Circleville, Ohio) also collected a win in the 800 meters, setting a career-best time of 1:59.54.
Freshman Caleb Belmont (Carroll, Ohio) enjoyed a busy afternoon, collecting a first-place finish in the 3000 meters finishing with a time of 9:06.60, and earning a second-place finish in the mile with a time of 4:36.79. Both of those posted times earned Belmont new personal bests.
ODU returns to action on January 25 to participate in the Jessica Starks Open on the campus of Capital University.