The Hiram College indoor track and field teams competed at the annual Greater Cleveland College Championships tonight (Friday, Feb. 22) hosted by Baldwin-Wallace College in Berea. The Terrier women placed ninth and the men finished eighth. [Complete Results]
The Hiram women tallied nine points to place ninth of nine teams. Notre Dame College finished first with 159 points followed by Baldwin-Wallace with 154.50 points and Oberlin College rounded out the top three with 108.50 points.
Leading the way for the women was senior All-NCAC hurdler Lynne Hutchison (Solon) who finished fourth in the 55-meter hurdles with a time of 9.04 seconds. Sophomore Tiffani Martin (Loudonville) finished in a tie for 11th in the pole vault recording a heighth of 7′ 6.50″. The women also had a relay team finish in the top eight. Sophomore Nadrienna Damaris (Detroit, Mich/Renaissance), Hutchison, Martin and freshman Kelly Taylor (Ghana/Wesley Girls) combined efforts in the 4×200-meter relay to post a time of 1:56.26 and finish sixth overall.
The men tallied 24 points to finish eighth of eight teams. Notre Dame College won the overall event with 162.50 points. Baldwin-Wallace was second with 116 points and Oberlin finished third with 81 points.
Junior Kevin Tolbert (Shaker Heights) paced the men by winning the 555-meter dash in a time of 6.54 seconds. Tolbert also captured the 200-meter dash crossing the finish line with a time of 23.30 seconds. Sophomore Stefhen Offut (Twinsburg) placed 11th in the same event recording a time of 24.96 seconds. Rounding out the Terrier men performances was freshman Steve Hammond (Huber Heights/Kettering Fairmont) who finished fifth in the 55-meter hurdles with a time of 8.33 seconds.
The Hiram track teams return to action next Friday and Saturday, Feb. 29-Mar. 1 with the North Coast Athletic Conference Indoor Championships hosted by Denison University in Granville.