Amanda Mirochna ? Miami
Junior - Naperville, Ill./Nequa Valley
At the All-Ohio Championship (Kent State, Akron, Ohio, BG, Cincinnati, Dayton) she won the 1500 (4:26.77), seeting a school record. Her effort broke by over two seconds the former standard (4:29.14 by Julie Rhoda in 1993). She qualified for the regionals in a second event (also 3000 Steeplechase two weeks ago). Her time is the second best in the MAC this season by just .07 seconds behind Akron’s Larisa Arcip.
Stevi Large ? Akron
Senior - Somerset, Ohio / Sheridan HS
For the fourth time in four outdoor meets, won the hammer (212-10). Placed second in the discus (161-7) and third in the shot (49-4.50) At the All-Ohio Championships. She helped Akron win its fifth straight women's team title, scoring 24 points on her own. All three marks were NCAA Regional marks. In winning the hammer, she defeated a field that had a total of six regional qualifiers. Also, her throw was the second-best throw in MAC history behind her own 215-0, set earlier this year. Her mark of 215-0 is second-best in the NCAA and her mark of 212-10 would also rank third had she not thrown 215-0. Placed second in the discus with each of the top four reaching NCAA regional marks. Placed fifth in the shot with each of the top five posting NCAA regional marks. Large has won the hammer in all four outdoor meets this season, all with regional marks. In fact, three of the four have been over 200 feet and the fourth, a "season-low" 199-5 would still rank 11th-best in the NCAA and tops in the MAC.
THIS YEAR'S HONOREES
Mar. 24 - Allison Grimes ? Buffalo
Apr. 1 ? Danielle Brown, Western Michigan
Apr. 8 ? Amanda Mirochna ? Miami
Apr. 15 - Danielle Brown, Western Michigan
Apr. 22 - Amanda Mirochna ? Miami
Mar. 24 - Bahiyjaui Allen, Ohio
Apr. 1 ? Stevi Large, Akron
Apr. 8 ? Kim Hamilton ? Kent State
Apr. 15 ? Alexis Brown, Western Michigan
Apr. 22 - Stevi Large, Akron
Katie Johnson ? Ball State
Junior - Evansville, Ind./Harrison H.S.
Competed at the Lenny Lyles/Clark Wood Invitational (4 Teams: Ball State, Arkansas State, Louisville, Western Kentucky). Ran in the 100m Hurdles; 1st (14.25); 400m Hurdles; 2nd (1:01.79); and 4x100 Relay; 2nd (46.94).
Brittani McNeal ? Bowling Green
Sophomore - Romeoville, Ill./Romeoville
McNeal would be the only multiple event scorer for the Falcons at the All-Ohio, running as an anchor for the 4x400 meter relay team and in the long jump. The 4x400 meter relay team would place fifth, timing in at 3:58.37 and McNeal's long jump would reach a distance of 5.75 meters placing her fourth.
Kara Black ? Buffalo
Junior - Grand Island, NY/Grand Island
At the UB Invitational (5 teams) competed in the 200m; 25.14; 1st; and 100m; 12.01; 2nd. Lowered her team-best times in both the 100-meters and 200-meters. Part of a UB women's team that won 13 events at the UB Invitational.
Sarah Squires ? Central Michigan
Junior - Sebewaing, MIch./Unionville-Sebewaing Area HS
Posted a season-best 1500m time of 4:33.94 in the EMU Twilight over the weekend to finish fourth place ... her top time is the sixth best in the MAC.
Beverly Elcock ? Eastern Michigan
Sophomore - Ft. Wayne, Ind.-Northrop
Sophomore Beverly Elcock ran her second fastest time in the 800, running 2:09.82 on her way to winning the event at the EMU Twilight. She had previously qualified for the NCAA Regional meet a few weeks prior
Jessica Lhotsky ? Kent State
Junior - Medina, Ohio/Highland
Set the All-Ohio record in the 800 and qualified for NCAA regionals, winning the 800 meters, 2:07.31.
Rasheta Butler ? Northern Illinois
Sophomore - Chicago, Ill./ Percy L. Julian
At the UD Spartan Open with 8 teams competing, Butler won two events - the 100M Dash; 12.81; 1st place; and the 200M Dash; 25.51; 1st place.
Kristen Altenburger ? Ohio
Freshman - Troy, Ohio/Troy
Freshman Kristen Altenburger picked up Ohio's only win at the All-Ohio Championships, taking first place in the 10,000 meters in a time of 38:30.47 for the best finish of her young career. She helped the Bobcats to a fifth-place team showing.
TaKarra Dunning ? Bowling Green
Senior - Kalamazoo, Mich./Central
TaKarra Dunning finished second the the shot put at the All-Ohio Championships with a mark of 15.05 meters.
Fatimah Hill ? Buffalo
Senior - Waterport, NY/Lyndonville
At the UB Invitational (5 teams) she was UB's top women's finisher with three individual victories in the high jump, long jump and triple jump. (HJ; 1.62m; 1st; LJ; 5.72m; 1st; TJ; 11.82m; 1st).
Norianna Brown ? Central Michigan
Sophomore - Port Huron, Mich./Port Huron HS
Won the shot put at the EMU Twilight with a toss of 47-0 3/4, good for a regional qualifying mark ... also took seventh in the discus with a mark of 129-5.
Jessica Novakowski ? Eastern Michigan
Junior - Wixom, Mich.-Walled Lake Western
Junior Jessica Novakowski cleared 11-11.75 to finish second in the pole vault at the EMU Twilight.
Brittni Borrero ? Kent State
Junior - Cumberland, Ohio/Buckeye Trail
Won the discus for a fourth consecutive meet and reached the regional national qualifying standard once again at the All-Ohio Championships with a throw of 52.18 meters.
Hope Alexander ? Miami
Sophomore - Wilmington, Del./Tower Hill
At the All-Ohio Championship (Kent State, Akron, Ohio, BG, Cincinnati, Dayton) competed in the Triple Jump -- 2nd (11.93m/39-1.75); Hammer -- 9th (51.08m/167-7); and Long Jump -- 14th (4.95m/16-3).
Jessie Tanner ? Ohio
Senior - Newark, Ohio/Newark Catholic
Senior thrower Jessie Tanner turned in two top-five performances and one top-10 among her four events for the Bobcats at the All-Ohio Championships. Tanner took fourth in the javelin and fifth in the discus with a season-best toss, and also placed 10th in the hammer and 20th in the shot put. Her results were - Javelin: 4th - 126-08; Discus: 5th - 151-05; Hammer: 10th - 161-04; Shot Put: 20th - 42-01.50.