KSU women's track team on brink of MAC title
Kent State's women's track and field team moved into first place with 47 points, while the men's squad rests in fourth with 41 after the second day of the Mid-American Conference Championships, held Friday at Ohio University's Goldsberry Track.
Danniel Thomas and Joh'Vonnie Mosley finished 1-2 in the shot put for the Golden Flashes. Thomas broke the week-old school record set by Mosley last weekend of 55-1 on her way to being crowned the champion with a distance 55-2.25. Mosley's runner-up toss went 54-9.25.
Roseanne Erickson was crowned in the long jump with a mark 20-0.5, while Dior Delophont took third with a personal-best 19-9.
On the men's side, Michael King took home the bronze in the shot put with a mark of 57-7.5 while teammate Matthias Tayala finished fourth (57-0.25). Andrew Goodwin added a fourth-place effort in the 3,000-meter steeplechase in a personal-best time of 9:05.20.
Kent State's women hold a 14-point lead over second-place Miami, while Akron leads the men's standings with 78 points.
The 2014 MAC Championships conclude today beginning at 10:30 a.m.
-- Staff report