Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017 - The MAAC, Alliance, Ohio
Saturday's Preview: The No. 5-ranked Ohio Northern women's track and field team is set to compete in the Mount Union Raider Tune Up Meet on Saturday ... Northern surged into the top-5 in the fourth weekly United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Power Rankings ... The MtU Tune Up meet is set to begin at noon on Saturday and will follow a rolling schedule ... Northern enters the meet after finishing third of 17 teams at the All-Ohio Championships ... Senior Kelsey Commager led the way for the Polar Bears as she won both the long jump and the triple jump for the third time in four meets ... The senior won the long jump with a leap of 18' 1.00" and was victorious in the triple jump with a new school record jump of 38' 1.25" ... Commager broke her own previous mark she set in 2016 ... Freshman Maddy Reed posted a second place finish in the pole vault and broke the school record held by former Polar Bear Nicole Hope since 2010 with a vault of 12' 10.75" ... Junior Emily Richards also competed at the Grand Valley State (Mich.) Big Meet last Friday ... The junior posted the sixth fastest time in Div. III history in the 1-mile run and finished second overall and was the first collegiate athlete to cross the finish line in a race that featured schools from Div. I, II and III ... Richards finished second overall in 4:47.26 in the meet and also shattered the previous Ohio Northern school record held by former Polar Bear Alison Steinbrunner by over 11 seconds ... The junior currently owns the fastest time in the country in both the mile and the 800-meter run ... Commager and team the 4x400-meter relay team of Richards, seniors Meagan Ellinger, Michelle Mosler and sophomore Taylor Fisher will also travel to Ohio State to compete in the Buckeye Tune Up meet on Friday.
Head Coach Jason Maus: Maus is in his 8th season at ONU with a 321-107-1 indoor record, a winning percentage of .750.