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Indoor Track: UF hosting Northwest Ohio Invitational

Dozens of former area high school track and field standouts will compete for their respective colleges today when the University of Findlay’s indoor track and field program hosts the Northwest Ohio Invitational at the Malcolm Athletic Center.
It will be the first home meet of the new year for the Oilers’ men’s team, ranked sixth in the latest NCAA Division II coaches team rankings.
The Oilers will have a pair of top-seeded performer in the men’s meet.
Alexander Zologlavyy is ranked first in the triple jump while Justin Welch in the top seed in the men’s weight throw.
The Oilers have a pair of second-seeded performers in the women’s meet.
Pam Showman is ranked second in the high jump and Adrianna Powell-Lawrence is the No. 2 entry in the 400.
Hillsdale’s Sarah Benson, a Van Buren grad, is seeded second in the 60-meter dash.
The meet begins at 2:30 p.m. with the field events. The men’s shot put which features several outstanding throwers, including former UF NCAA champ Derrick Vicars, is set to begin at 8 p.m.
Running events begin at 5 p.m. with the women’s 60-meter hurdles.
The University of Findlay will also host a pair of high school indoor meets over the weekend.
The UF High School Invite will be Saturday for Division I schools and Sunday for Division II and III schools.
Saturday’s meet begins at 9:30 a.m. with the field events and the running events are set for 12 noon. On Sunday, field events get underway at 10 a.m. with the running events at 12:15 p.m.

AREA MEN’S TOP SEEDS
60 HURDLES — 5, Kyle Smithey (Findlay) 8.71. 300 — 5, Smithey (Findlay) 36.71. MILE — 3, Justin Eilerman (Findlay) 4:18.45. 8, Jacob Hayes (Findlay) 4:22.96. LJ — 2, Alexander Zologlavyy (Findlay) 22-8½. 5, Derek Collins (Findlay) 21-11½. TJ — 1, Zolotoglavyy (Findlay) 49-2½. 2, Demorrio Leggett (Findlay) 49-2½. SHOT PUT — 3, Marcus Vicars (Findlay) 57-3¾. 6, Ben Hahler (Findlay) 53-9¼. WEIGHT THROW — 1, Justin Welch (Findlay) 72-2¼. 8, Parker Schroeder (Findlay) 51-6½.
AREA WOMEN’S TOP SEEDS
60 — 2, Sarah Benson (Hillsdale) 7.85. 60 HURDLES — 5, Maud Sanmiquel (Findlay) 8.92. 6, Pam Showman (Findlay) 9.04. 7, Brittany Carroll (Findlay) 9.1. 200 — 5, Taylor Ackerman (Findlay) 26.55. 6, Brittany Carroll (Findlay) 26.92. 300 — 3, Shelby Stump (Findlay) 42.5. 400 — 2, Adrianna Powell-Lawrence (Findlay) 58.2. 6, Kadesha Roberts (Findlay) 59.4. 8, Kirsten Gaerke (Findlay) 59.8. 500 — 3, Sanmiquel (Findlay) 1:16.4. 5, Showman (Findlay) 1:17.5. 8, Lydia Guagenti (Findlay) 1:20.0. 800 — 3, Samantha Grippe (Findlay) 2:22.5. MILE — 3, Alexa Stults (Findlay) 5:18.0. 5, Erica Bettac (Findlay) 5:20.0. LJ — 5, Lilia Malyarova (Findlay) 17-5. 6, Benson (Hillsdale) 17-¾. HJ — 2, Showman (Findlay) 5-6½. 3, Guagenti (Findlay) 5-6. PV — 8, Taylor Allen (Findlay) 10-2. SHOT — 3, Kendra Averesch (Findlay) 48.-4¾. WEIGHT THROW — 6, Kendra Averesch (Findlay) 53-1¾. 8, Liz Streacker (Findlay) 52-10¼.

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