Beacon Journal staff report
University of Akron junior Kyle Cochrun set a school record in the 5,000-meter race at the Raleigh Relays in North Carolina with a time of 14:12.07. At the Bobcat Invitational in San Marcos, Texas, Ana Martin-Sacristan earned her first win of the season with a 19 feet, 5½ inches in the long jump.
The University of Akron jumped seven spots into fifth place during the second day of the Furman Intercollegiate in Greensville, S.C., thanks to a 3-under 285 that was fourth best in the 18-team field.
Charlie Bull had a 2-under 70 to remain in a tie for eighth place at 3-under 141.
• Kent State beat host Eastern Michigan 6-1 to improve to 14-9 overall and 4-1 in the Mid-American Conference.
Nick Jensen-Clagg turned in a stellar performance, striking out six and walking one over seven innings. He allowed just one earned run and evened his record at 1-1.
Jon Wilson, Alex Miklos and Cody Koch each had three hits for the Golden Flashes. Wilson drove in two runs and scored one.
• The University of Akron dropped its first MAC game of the year with a 4-3 loss to host Toledo in the series finale.
Myles McVeigh took the mound for the Zips (12-11, 5-1), allowing two earned runs on five hits and four walks in five innings. He struck out one. Masashi Sakamoto took the loss, dropping to 2-1 after allowing a walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth.
Dom Iero and James Meeker led the Zips at the plate, each reaching base three times on two singles and a walk.
The University of Akron started its conference play on the right foot with a 2-1 win over host Eastern Michigan.
Alyssa Nicholas got things started for the Zips (14-6, 1-0) with a solo home run in the third inning.
Erin Seiler earned the win, improving to 8-2 with seven shutout innings.