YSU men, women track and field teams win HL Indoor championship

YSU men, women track and field teams win HL Indoor championship


Zallow said he wanted to make a
statement at the Horizon League
Indoor Track and Field
Championships this weekend—and
on Day 1 yesterday—he did just
that.
He finished first in each of his
three solo prelim
events—including
setting a new personal record in
the 60 meter dash.
Today—he was looking to make
another statement by winning all
three of
those events—he is the
reigning 60 meter and 60 meter
hurdles champ.
In the 60 meter hurdles he blew
past the competition posting a
time of 7
point 6-1 seconds—a new
Horizon League record.
About 40 minutes later—the
former JFK Eagle raced by in the
60 meter
dash—posting a time of 6 point
7-7 seconds—tying his personal
and Horizon League record he
just set yesterday. On top of
that—he took home the 200
meter title—conference athlete
of the year—and outstanding
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CHAD ZALLOW “YOU KNOW THAT WAS
BIG JUST TO DO THAT FOR MY TEAM.
MY FOCUS TODAY WAS JUST TRY TO
SCORE AS MANY POINTS FOR MY
TEAM AS POSSIBLE AND GET MY TEAM
IN A GOOD POSITION TO WIN IT
AND THAT IS WHAT I DID SO THAT
IS EXCITING TO DO.”
BRIAN GORBY “CHAD ZALLOW, WHAT
CAN YOU SAY, WON THE 60,
WON THE HURDLES, THE 200. THERE
IS A REASON HE IS NUMBER ONE,
NUMBER TWO IN THE U-S AND 4 IN
THE WORLD.”
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AND FIELD-VO
Elsewhere in the Championships
today—this is what they were
playing
for—-and it was another big
day for YSU junior Amber Eles
who won the 60
meter hurdles and set a new
personal—and school record for
the second straight
day—running it in 8 point 4-4
seconds—-two tenths better
than yesterday.
She helped the Penguin women
grab the conference title
beating Wisconsin-
Milwaukee by over 40 points—it
is their first crown since 2015.
On the Men’s side—Mineral
Ridge grad Ryan Booth won the
Shot Put with a
throw of 18 point 4 meters—a
new personal record for the
former Ram.
That would help the Men capture
their second-straight Horizon
League
Championship, holding off
Oakland by 31 points.
RYAN BOOTH “IT FEELS GREAT,
BEFORE LAST YEAR, IT WAS A
LONG TIME SINCE WE WON. TO DO IT
BACK TO BACK, SETTING THE
STANDARD FOR THE NEXT FEW
YEARS.”
ZALLOW “THAT IS HUGE FOR YSU.
TRACK PROGRAM KEEPS BUILDING
AND BUILDING EVERY YEAR. SO IT
IS A GOOD LOOK FOR OUR TRACK
PROGRAM, JUST BUILD OFF THIS FOR
THE YEARS TO COME.”
AMBER ELES “HAVING EVERYONE
COMING INTO TODAY AND DOING
WHAT THEY NEED TO DO, AND DO
BETTER THAN WHAT WE
EXPECTED PEOPLE TO DO IS JUST AN
AWESOME FEELING. TO KNOW WE DID
THIS AS A TEAM, IT IS EVEN
BETTER.”
GORBY “IT IS GOING TO BE FUN FOR
ALL THE KIDS THE NEXT WEEK AND
THE
NEXT COUPLE WEEKS TO REALLY JUST
CELEBRATE IT TOGETHER. YA
WHEN ONE DOES AND ONE DOESN’T
BUT TONIGHT THEY BOTH GET TO
CELEBRATE TOGETHER, AND OF
COURSE GET RINGS FOR THE KIDS
AND
CELEBRATE IT AGAIN.” TRT 40
To the hardwood where the

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