Larsson Wins Javelin Title On Day 1 Of All-Ohio Meet
Emelie Larsson

April 20, 2012


OXFORD, Ohio - University of Cincinnati freshman Emelie Larsson won the javelin competition on the first day of the 2012 All-Ohio Outdoor Track and Field Championships, Friday on the George L. Rider Track in Oxford, Ohio.

Larsson threw 49.42m (162-02) to earn the win in the javelin. Kaitlyn Good was fourth with her toss of 39.88 (130-10) and Mary Bridges took 11th with her effort of 28.16m (92-05).

On the women's side, UC is fifth after day one with 18 points. Ohio State leads with a 35-point tally, followed by Miami (29), Xavier (20), Dayton (19), the Bearcats, Ohio (12), Findlay (9), Kent State (5, Wright State (4), Ashland (4) and Akron (1).

The Bearcats sit sixth in the men's race with 15 points. Akron (49.33) leads, followed by Ashland (27), Miami (23.33), Ohio State, Dayton, UC, Findlay (14), Ohio (10), Xavier (10), Tiffin (5), Kent State (3), Lake Erie (1) and Wright State (1).

Brian Zimmerman placed second in the men's javelin, clearing 63.18m (207-03). Josh Ballenger was ninth after a best throw of 53.19m (174-06).

Frida Akerstrom placed fifth in the hammer throw. Her best effort was a season-best toss of 54.61m (179-02), which ranks fourth in the BIG EAST Conference this season.

Jake Haseman was 10th in the men's hammer. He threw 56.87m (186-07) and was just short of making finals. Josh Province was 17th with his effort of 49.41m (162-01). Ballenger threw 45.91m (150-07) and took 21st.

Josh Dangel was sixth in the pole vault, clearing a height of 4.75m (15-07.00). Cody Curry was on his heels in seventh with his leap of 4.45m (14-07.25).



Kaitlyn Meyer was the top UC finisher in the 5,000 meters, crossing the line in 18:48.65 to place 19th. Carly Bauer timed in at 20:27.24, claiming 32nd position.

In the men's race, Ricky Lupp ran 15:58.54 and finished 28th while Ethan Bokeno clocked 16:38.08 and placed 38th.

Bridget Connolly was eighth in the women's 10,000 meters, crossing the line in 39:07.61. Lauren Goodwin (40:17.27) and Alex Mahle (40:35.74) placed 10th and 11th, respectively.

Greg Sanders took seventh in the men's 10,000 with a time of 32:40.26. Jacob Franklin also finished in the Top-10, clocking 33:52.24 to place 10th.

In the decathlon, Matt Bova took eighth in the 100 meters (11.54/744 pts), sixth in the 400 meters (51.76/735 pts), 12th in the high jump (1.68/5-6/528 pts), 10th in the long jump (6.35m/20-10/664 pts) and 13th in the shot put (9.95m/32-07.75/483 pts) to tally 3,154 points through the first five events.

Kyle Kubera was 12th in the 100 meters (11.77/697 pts), ninth in the 400 (52.68/695 pts), tied for fifth in the high jump (1.86m/6-01.25/679 pts), ninth in the long jump (6.35m/21-00.00/675 pts) and 11th in the shot put (10.29m/33-09.25/503 pts) to total 3,249 points on day one.

The meet concludes Saturday, starting up at 10 a.m. with the final three events of the heptathlon and final five events of the decathlon. The men's and women's long jump, the men's discus and the women's shot put begin field action at noon while the first race on the track is the women's 4x100 relay at 12:10 p.m. The men's high jump is the final field event at 3 p.m. while the meet concludes at 4:35 p.m. with the men's 4x400 relay.

Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for youth to get into George Rider Track both Friday and Saturday. Programs and heat sheets will also be available and sold together for $2 at the entrance to the track.