By: Ralph Schudel, Sports Information Intern
TIFFIN, Ohio – The opening day of the Great Midwest Athletic Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships at Tiffin University proved to be a busy day for members of the Ohio Dominican track and field team.
Megan Tamasovich (Canal Winchester, Ohio) began the day for ODU finishing first in her heat and sixth overall in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 9.59 seconds. That time eclipses her personal best of 9.79 seconds set at the 2019 G-MAC Championships in Findlay and sets a new school record.
She continued her momentum in the high jump by finishing first overall in the event. The senior cleared 1.68m en route to another school record and earned 830 points towards the pentathlon competition.
Tamasovich earned another 584 points with her second-place finish in the long jump. She eclipsed 5.09m beating her personal best of 5.07m set during last week's Steemer Showcase at Wittenburg University.
A fourth-place finish in the 800 meters clinched a podium position for the senior and scored six points for the Panthers in the meet.
Senior Shaunqueza Stevens (Dublin, Ohio) competed in the 400m finishing in third place in her heat and 23rd overall with a time of 1:04.74. She also finished third in her heat and 16th overall 200m with a time of 26.73 seconds.
Teammate Celeste Pierce finished in 12th place in the 60m with a time of 8.09 seconds, nearly beating her personal best of 8.06 seconds.
On the men's side, Chayse Smith (Crooksville, Ohio) finished in first place in his heat and third overall in the men's heptathlon 60m with a time of 7.28 seconds.
Matthew Garber competed in the weight throw finishing eighth in his flight with a throw of 13.23m, a personal best.
Freshman Marcus Steele placed 13th overall and second in his heat in the 400m finishing with a time of 51.61 seconds. He earned a personal best in the 200m finishing third in his heat and 15th overall with a time of 23.30 seconds.
The Panthers return to action Saturday for the second day of competition. Events begin at Noon with the finals of the women's mile.