AKRON, Ohio – Five Baldwin Wallace University men's and women's outdoor track and field athletes competed in the unscored Campbell/Wright Invitational, hosted by NCAA Division I University of Akron at Lee Jackson Field.
Junior All-Ohio Athletic Conference and Academic All-OAC thrower Brooke Buckhannon (Collins/Western Reserve) was the lone Yellow Jacket field athlete to compete this weekend. The junior won the hammer throw over three other NCAA Division I and II athletes when she tossed a career-best 175 feet, 6 inches. Buckhannon beat the runner-up by almost 12 feet and her mark currently ranks sixth in NCAA Division III at the time of the meet.
On the track, freshman All-OAC hurdler Amanda Milo (Akron/Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy) placed seventh in the 100-meter hurdles in 14.92 seconds while senior All-OAC sprinter Grace Nemeth (Medina) finished ninth in the 100-meter dash when she crossed the finish line in 12.75 seconds.
For the men, both sophomore distance runner Spencer Roberts (Buffalo, N.Y./West Seneca West) and freshman distance runner David Prather (Hardin, Mont.) turned in career-best times in their respective events. Roberts posted a time of 4:13.19 to finish seventh in the 1,500-meter run and Prather took eighth in the 800-meter run in a time of 1:58.54.
BW will host the Harrison Dillard Twilight on Friday, May 10, beginning at 12 p.m. inside George Finnie Stadium.