Final Day Of All-Ohio Championships See Two Xavier Winners

Williams won the men's 100-meter dash on Saturday.

Williams won the men's 100-meter dash on Saturday.

April 21, 2012


OXFORD, Ohio - Sophomore Ashley Vincent and senior Nick Williams won individual races while junior Rachel Clark earned runner-up honors and senior Caylin Howell placed third on the final day of the All-Ohio Championships at the George L. Rider Track on the campus of Miami University.

Vincent also set new school records on the day besting her previous record in the women's 3,000-meter steeplechase with a new time of 10:43.64. It was her third first-place finish this outdoor season.

Williams returned after missing last week's meet to grab the state championship in the men's 100-meter dash. He nosed across the finish line with a 10.75, which was three-one hundredths of a second off his season best.

Clark just missed setting a school record with her time of 2:10.64 in the women's 800-meter dash. She did grab her best finish of the year in the event however in the event. Howell ran a 4:36.48 in the women's 1500-meter run to earn her third top four finish in the event this season.

Freshman John Kolibab was the only other individual male athlete to earn points on Saturday. He tied for seventh in the high jump with a height of 1.93 meters (6-04.00 feet).

The men's 4x100-meter relay captured sixth with freshman Ryan Konstanzer, sophomore Evan Betts, junior David Gibson, and senior Kurtis Polacek running a combined 43.54.

Senior Emily Tyler ran a 14.47 in the women's 100-meter hurdles to place fifth. She also finished ninth in the 100-meter dash (12.62).



Xavier's women finished seventh among 15 teams with 48 points. Cincinnati won the team title with 191 points. The Musketeer men placed 10th with 24.5 points. Ohio State scored 160.83 points to win the men's championship.

The Musketeers return to Oxford for the RedHawk Invite on Friday. It will be the final tune up for Xavier that competes the following weekend at the Atlantic 10 Track and Field Championships in Amherst, Mass.