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Track sweeps NE Ohio event

By mrasor Published: April 22, 2006


The men made a heckuva comeback today to overcome Kent State and Youngstown State in the Northeast Ohio Invitational.

They sat in third place after Friday's events. In the end, Akron beat second-place Kent State, 219 to 139.

The women remained strong, winning over second-place Kent State, 217 to 148.

Here are some key performances that allowed the men to rebound:

  • Cadeau Kelly - won the triple jump and long jump for the men

  • Mike Meditz - snapped a 27-year-old school record, winning the 400-meter hurdles

  • John Russell - big surprise, huh? He pole vaulted his highest mark this season at 18-00.50


The Zips look pretty hopeless heading into next weeks MAC Championships.

Akron (5-15, 1-7 MAC) lost to Miami today, 7-0.

Some good news: Coach Tony Fox is using mostly underclassmen. So the team is bound to improve.

OK. If you don't have a sense of humor, stop reading here. Go visit ZipsNation or turn on the Indians game.

I just discovered something amazing. Coach Fox is a spitting image of actor Carl Weathers.

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