Kent State men sit in second, women sixth at MAC Championship Meet

Record-Courier staff report Published:

Record-Courier staff report

Kent State's men's track and field team sits in second place with 22 points, while the women's squad rests in sixth with 10 points after day one of the Mid-American Conference Championships, held Thursday at Ohio University's Goldsberry Track.

KSU's Matthias Tayala defended his title in the hammer throw, winning the event with a MAC meet-record toss of 229-5. He bettered the previous record held by Conor McCollough of the Golden Flashes by over 10 feet (219-1).

Jesse Oxley tied for second in the pole vault with a height of 16-7.5, while Matt Kahl ran a personal-best in the 10,000 meters (30:35.63) to finish fifth.

On the women's side, former Garfield High School star C.J. Carlisle took third in the javelin with a personal-best toss of 142-7.

Day two of the three-day meet will begin today at 10 a.m.

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