WESTERVILLE – Tyanna Petty captured one first place finish and a pair of second place showings, while Emili Sannes added a first place finish of her own and Maddie Rigsby had two top three outings to lead the University of Rio Grande women’s track and field team at Saturday’s Otterbein Invitational.
Petty, a junior from Somerset, took top honors in the high jump with a leap of 5-03.25, while also finishing second in the 60-meter hurdles (9.87) and long jump (5.07m).
Sannes, a junior from Carlisle, grabbed first place in the 1,000-meter run with a time of 3:29.45, while Rigsby – a junior from Tuppers Plains – was second in the high jump (5-03.25m) and third in the 500-meter dash (1:22.50).
Petty and Rigsby were also members of the RedStorm’s 4×400 relay squad – junior Andrea Hunt (Eldorado) and freshman Marissa Commons (Maple Heights) completed the quartet – which finished second in a time of 4:16.80.
Rio Grande piled up 92 points as a team and finished third behind host Otterbein University (158 pts.) and Cuyahoga Community College (93 pts.) among the nine schools in the team totals.
The RedStorm recorded a dozen additional Top 10 showings during Saturday’s competition, including a runner-up finish by senior Katie Glover (Ashville) in the 1,000-meter run (3:37.16) and third-place performances by junior Katie Browning in the pole vault (3.55m) and senior Bre West (Gallipolis) in the long jump (4.82m).
Other top 10 finishes for Rio included freshman Reaghan Haines (Hillsboro), who was fourth in the 1000-meter run with a time of 3:41.77; Hunt, who took sixth place in the long jump with a leap of 4.68m; junior Keri Lawrence (Pomeroy), who finished seventh in the 1-mile run with a time of 5:49.78; Commons, who was seventh in the 500 with a time of 1:26.88; junior Kylie Caudill (Pickerington), who was eighth in the high jump with an effort of 4-08.25m; junior Aubrey Dunfee (Baltimore), who placed eighth in the 3,000-meter run with a time of 11:42.27; senior McKenzie Coriell (Lucasville), who took ninth place in the long jump with a leap of 4.41m; junior Marissa McConaha (Duncan Falls), who was ninth in the 400-meter dash with a time of 1:08.95; and senior Clarissa Kosnich (Hillsboro), who was 10th in the 500 with a time of 1:28.79.
Rio Grande returns to action next Saturday at the Wake Forest Invitational in Winston-Salem, N.C.