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RELEASE DATE: 5/12/10
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Men’s and women’s outdoor track and field teams head
to West Chester for PSAC Championships – Mansfield sending the most athletes in
– The Mansfield University men’s and women’s track and field teams head to the
outdoor track and field championships at West Chester University this Thursday
through Saturday and will boast the largest team Mansfield has ever sent to the
championships in school history.
Both teams departed today to make the trip to West Chester. The only athlete
that is to compete on Thursday is Joe Stanek in the 10K.
Friday will be the longest day for the Mountaineers as Bud Plaszenski,
Brenae Edwards and Becky Kratz will compete in the
5000 meter run. Victor Garcia, Casey Aylesworth and
Bethany Coons will compete in the 800 meter run.
In the field events, Mike Gray and Erin Schlitzer
will both compete in the shot put while Gray will also compete in the hammer
throw in which he took seventh place last year with a throw of 165' 10" earning
two points. Gray won last year's shot put with a throw of 51' 03.5" earning ten
out of the 28.25 total team points and looks to defend his title. Alexa
compete in the pole vault.
In the sprints, Chukwemereije Otuonye, Brandon Marlow,
Justen Johnson and Erica Ferguson will run in the
400 meter dash while Otuonye will also run in the 200 meter dash.
and Abbie Waltz will compete in the 400 meter intermediate
Saturday is the last day of competition in West Chester for the PSAC
Championships. Running in the 1500 meter run is Nate MacNabb and
Plaszenski. MacNabb took fourth place with a time of 3:51.91 in last year’s race
earning five out of the 28.25 points for Mansfield’s total. He will also run in
the steeple chase with Clarissa Cummings. Kratz and Edwards will
run in the 3000 meter run.
will finish his throws with discus on Saturday as well. Gray is a two-time
champion for discus in the PSAC Championship meet and he looks to make the
hat-trick with a third championship. Gray was also named last year's PSAC
Championship Field Athlete of the Meet with his throw of 161' 08" earning
another ten points.