University of Findlay junior Justin Welch broke his own record in the men’s hammer throw to lead the Oilers at Friday’s All-Ohio Track and Field Championships at the University of Cincinnati.
Welch’s toss of 230-11 won the event by more than 42 feet. and is the third-best toss ever in NCAA Division II history.
Teammate Marcus Vicars was eighth in the event with a throw of 51.18 meters.
At the University of Tennessee’s Sea Ray Relays, UF junior Dillon Webster won the 800-meter run in a time of 1;49.9. His time was four-tenths of a second shy of an NCAA Division II automatic qualifying berth but did set a new UF school record.
Both meets wrap up today.
Lacrosse falls on late goal
WHEELING, W. Va — Wheeling Jesuit’s Jessie Tufnell scored an unassisted goal with 4:17 left as the Cardinal edged the University of Findlay 16-15 in a nonleague women’s lacrosse match on Friday.
Mackenzie Barnwell scored a goal with 4:34 left to tie the match at 15, but Tufnell’s goal 17 seconds later helped Wheeling Jesuit improve to 7-4 on the season. Findlay fell to 4-8.
The Oilers held a 9-8 advantage at the break and improved their lead to 11-8 after Nicole Stines’ goal with 22:25 left. But the Cardinal scored five of the next six goals, including three by Elizabeth Hales and two by Tufnell to take a 13-12 lead with 11:56 left in the match.
Freshman Kyra Bradley led the Oilers, which outshot the Cardinal 38-24, with four goals and two assists. Tufnell had six goals and Hales dished out three assists to lead Wheeling Jesuit.