Kammler, Oehlers lead SSU competitors at Tiffin Grand Prix

Shawnee State indoor track and field runners Aiden Kammler and Tori Oehlers highlighted the Bears’ outputs in the sport at the Tiffin Grand Prix with their versatility and overall performance in several events at Tiffin University on Saturday.

Oehlers, who serves as Shawnee State’s primary sprinting option, finished 27th of 48 competitors in the women’s 200 meter dash by posting a mark of 28.60. She added in a jump of 4.61 meters to finish 12th in a field of 26 athletes in the women’s long jump to boot on the day.

Kammler, a freshman from Portsmouth, posted SSU’s best time in the one mile run by notching a mark of 4:36.04 to finish 11th of 72 competitors. He also added in the team’s best 800 meter run mark by accumulating a 2:07.76 to finish 27th of 66 competitors in the event.

Other notable finishers included Olivia Messer, who was the best female representative for Shawnee State by finishing 18th of 41 competitors in the women’s one mile (5:50.13), Dalton Kerschieter, who finished 24th of 72 competitors to finish in the top-third of the men’s one mile (4:46.21) and multi-sport athlete Nikki van Wees, who ran a 1:08 in the 400 meter dash to finish 18th of 27 participants. Alexis Putnam led the field participants with a throw of 10.59 meters to finish 16th of 41 competitors in the shot put.

The men’s and women’s indoor track and field programs will be in action for their last regular season meets of the indoor campaign at the Grand Valley State Big Meet and the Findlay Alumni Classic on Feb. 14 and Feb. 15.

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