Six Panthers Set Personal Bests At Dragon Grand Prix

Shaunqueza Stevens
Shaunqueza Stevens

Written by Sports Information Intern Ralph Schudel

TIFFIN, Ohio – Senior Draven Bass (Circleville, Ohio) earned a win in the 400 meters and earned a top-five finish in the 200 meters during Saturday's Dragon Grand Prix in Tiffin, Ohio. Bass finished the 400 meters with a time of 50.75 seconds, which beats his personal best of 51.31 set at last year's Dragon Grand Prix.

Teammate Jared Chorpenning (Hebron, Ohio) also finished the 400 meters with a personal best time of 54.44 seconds. Freshman Isaiah Saunders earned a career-best finish in the 800 meters, finishing with a mark of 2:10.44.

Jarrett Lynch had a strong showing in the pole vault finishing just outside of the top-ten. The freshman cleared 3.88 meters, which gave him a personal record and nearly saw the Panther pole vaulter earn the third top-ten finish of his career.

It was a historic day for Ben Cook (Mount Vernon, Ohio) as the junior cleared 14.67 meters in the weight throw. That sets a new personal record for the junior who beats his previous record set January 25th at the Jessica Starks Open in Bexley, Ohio.

Freshman Celeste Pierce captured her first top-five finish in the 60 meters, finishing with a time of 8.09 seconds. Shaunqueza Stevens (Dublin, Ohio) added a top-ten finish in the 400 meters, finishing with a time of 1:05.20.

Emma Lutz (Celina, Ohio) earned two 13th place finishes on Saturday afternoon. Lutz finished both the 800 meters and mile events but managed to set a personal best in the mile. She completed the event with a time of 5:39.32.

Lily Hasan earned a personal-best mark in the shot put, clearing 10.39 meters. That beats her previous best of 10.00 meters set at the Tiffin Dragon Open on January 18th. Tatianna Ammons added a personal-best mark in the weight throw. Ammons cleared 12.41 meters, which earned her an 18th place finish.

ODU will enjoy two weeks off before returning to action on February 22 at the Steemer Showcase on the campus of Wittenburg University.