Wilmington women compete in OAC Relays
Cekada breaks 3,000-meter team record
January 29, 2011
Mackenzie Wills won the pole vault at the OAC Relays.
BEXLEY — Annie Cekada broke her own school record in the 3,000-meter run as Wilmington College competed at the Ohio Athletic Conference Relays on Saturday.
Wilmington finished eighth with 29.50 points. Baldwin-Wallace claimed the team title with 106.50 points.
“We just don’t have the depth for a meet like this, but the women we put out there competed hard,” Wilmington head coach Ron Combs said.
Cekada (Mineral Point, Pa./Central Cambria) finished third overall in 10:49.06 to take more than one second off her team record. The sophomore teamed with senior Kelsey Stief (Upper Sandusky) to finish third in the event. Stief was seventh overall in 11:16.27.
“Our whole team could take a page from Annie Cekada. You could put her out there for her fifth race of the day, and she is going to run as hard as she possibly can run and give it 100 percent,” Combs said.
Mackenzie Wills (Troy/Troy Christian) and Sarah Gaskell (Troy/Troy Christian) teamed to win the pole vault. Wills had the top overall vault at 11-0.25 while Gaskell was third at 10-6.
The distance medley team of Stief, Morgan Orr (Mount Orab/Western Brown), Anna Foote (Pleasant Plain/Goshen) and Colleen Romeo (Pleasant Plain/Goshen) was fifth with a time of 13:07.46.
Orr, Gaskell, Foote and Romeo finished fifth in the 1,600 sprint medley, hitting the line in 4:39.99.
Allyssa McMullen (Warsaw/Riverview) finished sixth overall in the weight throw with a best effort of 40-9.75.
Chelsea Sites (Wilmington) was ninth overall in the high jump with a best effort of 4-6.