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Monday, March 18, 2013UF roundup: Vicars wins discus at Wake Forest
The senior from Genoa won the discus with a toss of 181-7. Teammates Marcus Vicars (155-9) and Taylor Miller (150-0) were fifth and eighth, respectively.
Four other UF men added top eight individual finishes.
Justin Eilerman led the Oilers on the track by placing second in the 3,000-meter run (8:42.3).
Dillon Webster was fifth in the 800 (1:53.2) and Tim Sanders eighth in the 400 hurdles (52.91). Senior and Bluffton native John Guagenti was seventh in the 200 (21.58).
Guagenti, Sanders and Webster teamed with Darren Johnson to finish second in the 1,600 relay (3:10.85).
In the women's meet, Findlay's Christine Zimmerman finished seventh in the 800 (2:16.5).
Winters leads Western
Ashley Winters, the high-point rider in the region and a national qualifier, will lead 10 University of Findlay Western Equestrian riders into the regional semifinals after a solid showing in a UF-hosted meet over the weekend.
The top two riders in each event qualified for the regional semifinals to be held this weekend.
UF REGIONAL SEMIFINAL QUALIFIERS
OPEN REINING -- 1, Bekah Irish; 2, Callie Paul. OPEN HORSEMANSHIP -- 1, Ashley Winters. ADVANCED HORSEMANSHIP -- 1, Jared Deatrick; 2, Melissa McDonald. NOVICE HORSEMANSHIP -- 1, Katie Davis; 2, Sidney Keller. INTERMEDIATE HORSEMANSHIP -- 1, Zac Brown; 2, Erika Druker. BEGINNER HORSEMANSHIP -- 1, Tori Trbovich. ALUMNI HORSEMANSHIP -- 1, Holly Snyder; 2, T.J. Schauer. ALUMNI REINING -- 1, Snyder.
8 English riders advance
Eight members of the University of Findlay English Equestrian team qualified for zone competition after their placing in an IHSA regional hosted by UF on Saturday.
The Zone meet will be held April 7 in West Virginia.
UF ZONE QUALIFIERS
Olivia McConnell, 1st, Open Fences; Chrissie Kausrud, 1st, Intermediate Flat. Jessica Ohlinger, 1st Intermediate Fences; 2nd Open Flat. Melissa McDonald, 2nd, Novice Flat. Ashleigh Victor, 1st, Walk/Trot/Canter. Erin Siegel, 3rd, Walk/Trot. Monica Pease, 2nd, Walk/Trot.
Lacrosse gets first win
LEBANON, Ill. -- The University of Findlay's women's lacrosse team chalked up its first-ever win with a 17-16 victory over McKendree University on Sunday in Lebanon, Ill.
Mackenzie Barnwell's seventh goal of the game with 9:03 left in the match turned out to be the game-winner for UF (1-5). Sarah Lankton scored six goals and added an assist and Lex Renner got the win in goal for the Oilers, who outshot McKendree 38-27.
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