Falcons Win Six Events In Dual Meet Against Toledo

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The Bowling Green State University track and field team won six events but Toledo defeated the Falcons in the annual Battle of I-75 rivalry 98-72 Friday afternoon. Redshirt senior Aliyah Gustafson won two events for the Falcons, while BGSU earned victories from four others as well.

BGSU WINNERS
• Redshirt senior Aliyah Gustafson won both the hammer throw and shot put for the Falcons, picking up season-best marks in both.
• Gustafson threw the hammer 191-feet-9 (58.46m) as the Falcons took the top three spots in the event. She outdistanced teammate Allie Farmer by more than 17 feet to take the event title.
• In the shot put, Gustafson threw 53-1.75 (16.20) to edge teammate Zaresha Neal, a sophomore, by a little over three feet. Gustafson's performance was the seventh-best in program history. She now owns all of the top nine outdoor track & field efforts in shot put in school history.
• Senior Andrea Weirauch had a season-best distance in the javelin to win the event at 106-6 (32.48m).
• Sophomore Savannah Nevels entered the BGSU record book in the 100 with a personal best time of 12.05 seconds. She moves into tenth place in school history as she won that event.
• Sophomore Ryen Draper won the 200 in a time of 24.55 as the Falcons took the top two spots in the event. Freshman Iyanna Ross was second with a personal best 24.94.
• Freshman Jazzlynn Gaiters posted a personal best time in the 400 and won the event in 56.18 seconds. Teammate Chasatea Brown, a junior, was second in a personal best 56.62 seconds.

OTHER NOTABLE PERFORMANCES
• The 400 relay team of Savannah Nevels, Chasatea Brown, Ryen Draper and Iyanna Ross recorded the third-fastest time in school history by running a 45.91. Only one team has ever run faster as Brittany Sinclair, Alicia Arnold, Kera Lamotte and Dorresha Green twice posted faster times in 2015 – a 45.72 and a 45.77.
• Zaresha Neal earned a Mid-American Conference automatic qualifying bid in the discus. She finished third overall with a personal best distance of 158-feet-5 (48.29m).
• Katerina Shuble set a new personal best time in the 800, placing second in 2:17.90.
• Allison Holahan broke her best time in the 1500 by more than 15 seconds, posting a time of 4:46.45.
• Kelsie Mothersead broke her best time in the 2000 steeplechase by almost 19 seconds, running the event in 7:32.87.
• Ayanna Burrell set a new personal best in the long jump at 16-3 (4.95m).

FROM COACH LOU SNELLING
• "We're doing what we need to do to get ready for the end of the year. That's different for every kid. That's why we saw some people in 'off' events and why we didn't see some others compete today. That's tough, but when it comes to the MAC Championships and beyond, we have to be ready."
• "The 400 relay team is on a roll. They opened up really well at NC State last week. For them to take another step today is exciting."
• "Our younger group was pretty involved today in this meet and took some steps in the right direction."

UP NEXT
• BGSU will compete at the Ball State Challenge Friday and Saturday.
• Ball State hosts the MAC Championships this year and will provide the team with an opportunity to compete on that track.

TOLEDO 98, BGSU 72
Hammer throw – 1. Aliyah Gustafson 191-9 (58.46), 2. Allie Farmer 174-3 (53.13), 3. Zaresha Neal 144-0 (43.91), 5. Katelyn King 133-10 (40.79), 9. Ebonie Whitted 127-0 (38.70)
Discus – 2. Aliyah Gustafson 160-3 (48.86), 3. Zaresha Neal 158-5 (48.29), 6. Andrea Weirauch 126-5 (38.55), 7. Katelyn King 122-9 (37.42)
Triple jump – 2. Ayanna Burrell 37-6 (11.43), 3. Brianna Richard 36-11.5 (11.26)
Long jump – 5. Brianna Richard 16-5 (5.00), 6. Ayanna Burrell 16-3 (4.95)
Javelin – 1. Andrea Weirauch 106-6 (32.48), 3. Katelyn King 92-10 (28.30)
Shot put – 1. Aliyah Gustafson 53-1.75 (16.20), 2. Zaresha Neal 50-0 (15.24), 4. Ebonie Whitted 46-6.75 (14.19)
100 – 1. Savannah Nevels 12.05, 4. Mis'cha Sellers 12.58, 5. Ayanna Burrell 13.47
200 – 1. Ryen Draper 24.55, 2. Iyanna Ross 24.94, 4. Chasatea Brown 25.76
400 – 1. Jazzlynn Gaiters 56.18, 2. Chasatea Brown 56.62
800 – 2. Katerina Shuble 2:17.90, 4. Mis'cha Sellers 2:29.54
1500 – 4. Allison Holahan 4:46.45
2000 steeplechase – 3. Kelsie Mothersead 7:32.87
400 relay – 2. Savannah Nevels, Chasatea Brown, Ryen Draper, Iyanna Ross 45.91
1600 relay – 2. Jazzlynn Gaiters, Mis'cha Sellers, Katerina Shuble, Iyanna Ross 4:00.44