YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - The Oakland men's and women's track and field team finished second at the 2017 Horizon League Outdoor Championships for the first time in program history on Sunday at Farmer's National Bank Field. The men finished with a program high 203 points followed by the women with 157 points.
Ashley Burr was named Championship Outstanding Performer in the running events after winning the 3000m steeplechase on Saturday and finishing second in the 5000m at 17:08.00. Zach Stadnika was named Freshman of the Year in the field events after winning the decathlon and making the podium in sixth place in the 110m Hurdles at 14.99.
Tyler Beeson became the first student-athlete in program history to win the hammer throw with a toss of 173 ft. while Aaron Davis won the 200m for the third consecutive year with a time of 21.49 and placed third in 100m at 10.71.
Austin Dawn won the 800m at 2:01.92 becoming the eighth consecutive Oakland runner to win this event during the indoor and outdoor championships. Corey Goodloe also claimed the 400m with a mark of 48.64.
The Golden Grizzlies dominated the 5000m with Rachel Levy (17:01.70) and Bryce Stroede (30:55.08) each winning titles. Miranda Haas (17:18.27) and Jacob Bowman (14:48.88) finished third and second respectively.
Kendall Jefferson finished runner up in the 200m (25.27) and third in the 100m (11.91). Levy (4:48.02) also placed second in the 1500m followed by Kailey Weingartz (4:48.02) in third.
Oakland also defeated Detroit Mercy earning four points to clinch the Metro Series driven by Trinity Transportation for the third consecutive year.
Other men's podium finishers:
Hammer throw - Tyler Sirut (4th - 168 ft., 6 in.)
100m - J. McCarthy (6th - 22.19)
400m - Zach Joyce (4th - 49.41)
1500m - George O'Connor (6th - 3:58.61)
110m Hurdles - T. Brown (4th - 14.62)
400m Hurdles - T. Brown (3rd - 54.07), Andrew Storm (4th - 55.01)
Triple Jump - Brandon Davis (4th - 46 ft., 7.35 in.)
Other women's podium finishers:
200m - Sydney Sterling (4th - 25.68)
400m - Sydney Sterling (5th - 25.68), Chanel Gardner (6th - 59.21)
100m - Nicole Martinbianco (5th - 12.24)
100m Hurdles - Sarah Moen (4th - 14.35), Laura Johnston (5th 14.35)
400m Hurdles - Alana Morrow (6th - 1:05.07)
Final team results:
Women: 1. Youngstown State (230.50), 2. Oakland (157) 3. Milwaukee (132.50), 4. Wright State (84), 5. Northrn Kentucky (76), 6. Detroit Mercy (67), 7. UIC (32), 8. Valparaiso (24), 9. Cleveland State (15).
Men: 1. Youngstown State (216), 2. Oakland (203), 3. Milwaukee (180), 4. UIC (101), 5. Valparaiso (54), 6. Northern Kentucky (38), 7. Detroit Mercy (23).