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BISON POST STRONG SHOWING AT KENYON INVITATIONAL

Feb. 12 - GAMBIER, Ohio – Senior Jodi Bodo (Steubenville, Ohio/Steubenville Catholic Central) took first place in three events, highlighting an impressive evening for the Bethany College indoor track and field teams at the unscored Kenyon Invitational Friday night.

Bodo posted the top performances for the Bison with her three first places. She was the first to the tape in the 200 with a time of 27.29 seconds, more than a half-second in front of the second place runner. Bodo picked up first in the 400 as well in 60.25 seconds, the best mark of the night by nearly two full seconds.

The final first place came in the long jump, where Bodo bested the field with a mark of 15-6.

Also for the women, junior Kelli McAbier (Gnadenhutten, Ohio/Indian Valley) secured the eighth and final spot in the finals of the 55 hurdles with a preliminary time of 10.00 seconds. In the finals, she moved up to sixth overall by finishing in 9.95 seconds.

For the Bethany men, freshmen Raymear Pinchom (Willingboro, N.J.) and Ed Holmes (Virginia Beach, Va./Landstown) registered multiple placements. Pinchom placed fifth overall in the 200 with a time of 23.93 seconds and also took fifth in the 400 in 54.49 seconds.

Holmes’ best effort came in the triple jump when he earned sixth place with a mark of 38-5. On the track, he came in seventh in the 55 finals with a time of 6.78 and claimed eighth place overall in the 200 in 24.06.

Also in the field events, freshman Brady McConnell (Valley Grove, W.Va./Wheeling Park) turned in a best throw of 41-2 in the shot put to place sixth.

Bethany will be in action again next Saturday in a pair of meets. Part of the team will compete at the Kent State Invitational and the rest of the squad will be at the Mount Union Invitational.