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Zips swimmers in second

Swimming

The University of Akron maintained its second-place standing after the second of three days at the Zippy Invitational on Saturday at the Ocasek Natatorium.

The Zips won the first event of the day with the 200-medley relay team of Kelsey Ferrante, Kendra Colby, Erin Seiler and Hannah Raspopovich clocking in at 1:42.32, topping the previous meet record of 1:43.53.

Colby set a personal best in the 100 breast stroke with a time of 1:03.21 that earned her top honors.

Ferrante also notched first place in the 100 backstroke with a time of 55.98.

Track and field

Multiple Golden Flashes men set personal bests in an impressive showing at the Golden Flash Gala on Saturday.

Wayne Gordon won two events, capturing the 60-meter dash (6.85) and the 200-meter run (21.39).

Donovan Tolbert took top honors in the triple jump with a 47-8.

Jesse Oxley won the pole vault at 16-¾.

Marteze Roper earned the top spot in the 1,000-meter run, clocking in at 2:31.40.

Basketball

The Canton Charge won their fifth consecutive game to open the season with a 95-88 victory over the Erie BayHawks on the road Saturday night.

Henry Sims led the Charge (5-0) off the bench with 17 points, eight rebounds and five assists.

Bo Spencer nearly had a triple-double with 13 points, nine rebounds and eight assists. Kevin Jones added 17 points.



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