The College of Wooster's Abena Boamah-Acheampong and Meredith Shaul both returned as individual champions from the All-Ohio Track & Field Championships, which took place on a rainy Saturday at Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, Ohio.
Competing alongside the best NCAA Div. III student-athletes in the Buckeye State, Boamah-Acheampong won the high jump for the second consecutive year and Shaul ran her way to an All-Ohio championship for the first time in the 10,000 meters en route to a 10th-place team finish for the Wooster women.
The high jump came down to Boamah-Acheampong and Case Western Reserve University's Erin Hollinger, who were both All-Americans in the event a season ago. On Saturday, they were the only two of 22 competitors to clear 5 feet, 4.25 inches, and then Boamah-Acheampong won in a jump-off by getting over the bar on her final attempt at 5 feet, 6 inches. That mark established a new school record, a quarter of an inch better than her best effort from last spring.
Shaul, a senior, covered the 10K in a time of 37:49.60, about 25 seconds faster than the runner-up from Wittenberg University and 19 additional competitors. Of note, Shaul's result was almost a full minute better than her third-place run (38:42.90) at last spring's North Coast Athletic Conference Championships.
Another Fighting Scot lowered her own school record, as Erin Plews-Ogan shaved about six seconds off of her previous best in the 3000-meter steeplechase while taking third-place with an 11:16.91 time, good for third-place.
Also scoring at the All-Ohio's were Katharina Kroll, who took sixth in the javelin (108 feet, 11 inches), Kelsie Herring, who crossed in seventh-place in the 800 meters (2:22.43), and Kendra Shehy, who tied for eighth in the high jump (4 feet, 10.25 inches).
On the men's side, Wooster scored one point at the All-Ohio's via Luke Hutching-Goetz's eighth-place run in the 10,000 meters (32:52.80), while a number of others finished narrowly outside the scoring.
Additionally this weekend, the Scots sent a number of competitors to Oberlin College for a non-scoring dual meet Friday evening, primarily first-years who were able to gain valuable experience.
Next weekend, the Scots will be at the Kenyon Invitational.