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BISON TRACK TEAM COMPETES AT SLIPPERY ROCK MEET
April 11 - SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Facing windy conditions throughout the day, the Bethany men’s and women’s track and field teams competed at the unscored Slippery Rock Invitational Saturday afternoon.
A week after winning two events at the Washington & Jefferson Invitational, junior Jodi Bodo (Steubenville, Ohio/Steubenville Catholic Central) repeated her efforts at Slippery Rock. In the 400, she cruised to first place with a time of 1:00.30, better than three seconds faster than the runner-up. Bodo also anchored the 4x400 relay, teaming with sophomores Stacy and Kelly Goode (Pleasant Plain, Ohio/Little Miami) and freshman Kaitlyn Black (Pittsburgh, Pa./Chartiers Valley), to a first place finish in 4:10.64.
In addition, Bodo, who also took sixth in the 200 with her fastest time of the year (26.54), ran with freshman Connie Woods (Alexandria, Va./T.C. Williams), Black and senior Rachael Katsur (Pittsburgh, Pa./Woodland Hills) in the 4x100 relay to take fourth with a season-best time of 51.43.
Other top five performances recorded in track events included Black earning fourth in the 400 (1:03.87); Stacy Goode (2:23.63) and Kelly Goode (2:23.75) finishing third and fifth, respectively, in the 800; junior Maggie McCort (Fort Ashby, W.Va./Frankfort) placing third in the 5,000 (19:43.39); and junior Alissa Moss (Washington, Pa./Chartiers-Houston) earning fifth in the 3,000 Steeplechase with a season-best time of 13:43.85.
The Bison also posted numerous top-five efforts in the field events, led by freshman Cassondra Allen (Washington, Pa./Canon-McMillan), who was third in the high jump (4-10) and fifth in the long jump (14-9). Woods, who was right behind Allen in sixth place in the long jump, grabbed second in the triple with a measurement of 33-0.
The men’s team’s top performance was registered by sophomore Clint Wilson (Moundsville, W.Va./Bishop Donahue) in the high jump. By matching his season-best height of 6-2, he placed third overall at the meet. Wilson also anchored BC’s 4x100 relay, which featured sophomore Daniel Farray (Queens, N.Y./Msgr. McClancy), freshman Josh Ringer (Prosperity, Pa./McGuffey) and junior Grant Walters (Lower Burrell, Pa./Burrell), to a fourth place showing (45.56).
Also in the field events, freshman Seth Myers (Wheeling, W.Va./Wheeling Park) tied for sixth in the discus with a throw of 131-4.75 and Farray was sixth in the long jump (19-2).
Bethany will compete in two meets this week, which will be their final tune-ups for the PAC Championships April 25. This Wednesday, the Bison will be at the PAC Quad Meet at Geneva and then on Saturday, BC will travel to the Indiana (Pa.) University Invitational.