TRACK AND FIELD
Zallow, Elliott qualify in 125th Penn Relays
The Youngstown State men’s and women’s track and field teams began their weekend of competition on Friday at the Penn Relays and Jesse Owens Relays.
The day was highlighted by senior Chad Zallow and junior Jaliyah Elliott as they both qualified for today’s finals in their respective events at the 125th running of the Penn Relays.
Zallow finished with the second-fastest preliminary time in the 110 hurdles after winning his heat with a time of 13.87 seconds. Zallow will look to defend his title in the finals at 3:20 p.m. today at Franklin Field in Philadelphia.
Elliott also advanced to today’s 100 finals after finishing with the fourth-fastest time overall at 11.74 seconds. Elliott’s race is scheduled for 3:35 p.m. Suerethia Henderson also competed in the 100 for the Penguins while finishing with the 14th-fastest time at 11.99 seconds
Collin Harden also competed for YSU, clocking the 23rd fastest time in the 400 hurdles at 53.91 seconds.
In the women’s hammer throw, Nicolette Kreatsoulas earned a third-place finish in the Jesse Owens Relays at Ohio State after throwing 57.63 meters on her fifth attempt of the afternoon. Freshman Sammy Dyson also competed in the event for the Penguins with a throw of 42.97.
On the men’s side, Andrew Hallof threw the hammer 46.44 on his second attempt.
In the men’s javelin, Jake Wilson finished fourth after recording a mark of 62.21 on his fourth throw. Noah Drudy finished just behind Wilson in fifth place after throwing the javelin 60.04 on his second attempt.
The Penguins are back in action today beginning at 10:30 a.m. from the Jesse Owens Relays when they compete in the women’s shot put and men’s discus.
Weather wipes out YSU-Oakland series
Due to heavy rainfall that resulted in unplayable field conditions, the Youngstown State baseball team’s three-game Horizon League series at Oakland scheduled for this weekend has been canceled.
Inclement weather forecasts for the remainder of the weekend coupled with an unsuccessful search for alternative venues in the surrounding areas caused the cancelation. The games will not be rescheduled.
The Penguins will return to the diamond on Wednesday to host Eastern Michigan for a midweek non-conference contest. First pitch at Eastwood Field is scheduled for 1 p.m.
There will be a YSU Baseball Team Photo Giveaway and it will be Military Appreciation Day as veterans may receive up to four complimentary tickets with a valid military ID.