2011-12 YSU Track & Field News
May 31, 2012
Samantha Hamilton Named Second-Team Academic All-District
Youngstown State junior distance runner Samantha Hamilton was named second-team CoSIDA Academic All-District V on Thursday, the College Sports Information Directors of America announced.
May 29, 2012
Track and Field Programs Among League's Elite in 2011-12
The Youngstown State cross country, indoor track and field and outdoor track and field had strong campaigns during the 2011-12 season. The women won the Outdoor Horizon League crown while finishing second during the indoor and cross country slate.
May 26, 2012
YSU Trio Has Solid Performances at NCAA Prelims
Jacksonville, Fla. - Youngstown State's Samantha Hamilton, Bobby Grace and Kaitlyn Griffith were all in action on Saturday at the NCAA East Preliminary Round at UNF's Hodges Stadium.
May 25, 2012
Alison Roth Finishes 35th at NCAA Prelims in Discus
Jacksonville, Fla. - Youngstown State junior thrower Alison Roth (Shelby, Ohio) finished 35th out of 48 competitors in the discus on Friday at the NCAA East Preliminary Round at UNF's Hodges Stadium.
May 21, 2012
Three Track & Field Athletes to Compete in Regionals on Saturday
Youngstown State senior Kaitlyn Griffith, junior Bobby Grace, and junior Samantha Hamilton will be competing at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field East Preliminary Round on Saturday, May 26, at the University of North Florida’s Hodges Stadium in Jacksonville, Fla.
May 11, 2012
Four Throwers Compete at Cardinal Twilight Classic
Louisville, Ky. - Four Youngstown State throwers competed at the Cardinal Twilight Classic, a last-chance meet, on Friday evening at Cardinal Park Track and Soccer Stadium.
May 6, 2012
Women Take First, Men Finish Second at HL Championships
With 172 points, YSU’s women’s track and field team won the Horizon League Championships this weekend. YSU’s men’s team scored 108 points for a solid second-place finish. Individual event winners included Alison Roth, Ciara Jarrett, Bobby Grace, and Katrina Rettburg.
May 4, 2012
Parham Wins, Pompeo Takes Second on Day One
Wauwatosa, Wis. - Youngstown State sophomore Jessica Parham won her second Horizon League championship in the event on Friday during day one action of the Horizon League Championships at the Krauss-Miller-Lutz Outdoor Athletics Complex.
May 3, 2012
Guins Ready To Take On Horizon League Track and Field Championships
YSU's track and field team will compete at the Horizon League Track and Field Championships hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee at the Krauss-Miller-Lutz Outdoor Athletics Complex on the campus of Wisconsin Lutheran College in Wauwatosa, Wis.
April 21, 2012
Pompeo Has Standout Performance at Mt. SAC Relays
Walnut, Calif. -- Youngstown State sophomore distance runner Anna Pompeo highlighted the performances of seven Penguins who competed at the Mt. SAC Relays on April 19-21 at the Hilmer Lodge Stadium.
April 21, 2012
Women Have Strong Performances at Sparky Adams Invite
Berea, Ohio -- The Youngstown State women's track and field team had a strong showing at the Sparky Adams Invitational hosted by Baldwin Wallace on Saturday at The George Finnie Stadium.
April 14, 2012
Griffith, Grace, Irwin Pick Up Wins at Northeast Ohio Quad
Akron - Throwers Kaitlyn Griffith and Bobby Grace and sprinter Tarelle Irwin picked up individual victories to headline the Youngstown State track and field team's performance at the Northeast Ohio Quad Meet held at Akron's Lee Jackson Field.
April 13, 2012
Distance Runners Step Up at Sea Ray Relays
Knoxville, Tenn. -- Youngstown State distance runners Anna Pompeo, Brittany Stockmaster, Samantha Hamilton and Eric Rupe all competed at the 46th annual Sea Ray Relays on Friday at the Tom Black Track at LaPorte Stadium.
March 3, 2012
Bobby Grace Sets Shot Put Record at Alex Wilson Invitational
South Bend, Ind. - Youngstown State junior Bobby Grace set a school record in the shot put with a heave of 18.84 meters (61-9.75 feet) at the Alex Wilson Invitational on Saturday at Notre Dame's Loftus Sports Center.
March 2, 2012
Samantha Hamilton Shatters School Mark in 5,000-Meter Run
Youngstown State junior Samantha Hamilton broke her own record in the 5,000-meter run on Friday night at the Alex Wilson Invitational with a time of 16:22.84. Hamilton bested her previous record by 24 seconds.
February 26, 2012
Women Place Second, Men Finish Third at Horizon League Indoor Championships
The Youngstown State women's track and field team placed second while the mens' squad was third at the Horizon League Track and Field Championships which concluded on Sunday at the WATTS. Milwaukee won both the men's and women's titles.
February 25, 2012
Griffith Captures Weight Throw Title, Hamilton Breaks School Record at HL Championships
Youngstown -- Kaitlyn Griffith won the weight throw while George Thomas, Johny Copley and Samantha Hamilton finished as runners-up in their respective events Saturday afternoon on day one of the Horizon League Indoor Track and Field Championships.
February 23, 2012
Horizon League Indoor Championships Set For Saturday, Sunday At WATTS
Four Youngstown State track and field athletes look to defend their titles this weekend as the WATTS hosts the Horizon League Indoor Track and Field Championships. The preliminary running events will be conducted on Saturday while the finals will take place on Sunday.
February 11, 2012
Hamilton Crushes 5k School Record at Akron Invitational
Akron—Junior Samantha Hamilton crushed the 5,000m school record at this weekend’s Akron Invitational, placing herself at the top of YSU's all-time performance charts for the third time this season.
February 4, 2012
Penguins Win Four Events on Final Day at YSU National
The Youngstown State track and field teams picked up four wins on Saturday afternoon in the final day of action during the YSU National Invitational at the WATTS. Bobby Grace, Laura Kosiorek, Ciara Jarrett and Samantha Hamilton all picked up individual wins.
February 3, 2012
Copley Breaks School Record at YSU National Invitational
Youngstown—YSU senior Johny Copley broke his own school record by reaching a height of 4.80m in the pole vault competition Friday night, day one of the two-day YSU National Invitational. Senior Kaityln Griffith and sophomore Katrina Rettburg also won their respective events.
February 2, 2012
Track and Field to Host YSU National Invitational Friday, Saturday
Seven schools will compete at the WATTS this weekend for the two-day YSU National Invitational. Field events begin at 3 p.m. on Friday with running events starting at 6:30 p.m. Saturday’s running events begin at 8:30 a.m., while field events start at 10:00 a.m.
January 27, 2012
Guins' Solid Performances Lead To Successful Night
Youngstown—Five of YSU’s track and field athletes enjoyed victories in their respective events Friday night with the WATTS playing host to fifteen teams for the YSU Invitational.
January 27, 2012
Penguins Set to Host 15 Schools at YSU Invitational
The Youngstown State men's and women's track and field teams will be in action today playing host to the 15-school YSU Invitational at the WATTS on the Youngstown State campus. Field events begin at 3 p.m. with running events set for 3:30 p.m.
January 16, 2012
Hamilton Earns HL Track Athlete of the Week Accolades
With her record-breaking performance Friday night at the Akron Open, junior Samantha Hamilton was named the Horizon League Female Track Athlete of the Week, the league announced Monday.
January 14, 2012
Hamilton Sets School Record in 3K at Akron Open
YSU’s men’s and women’s track and field teams started off 2012 at the Akron Opener Friday night. Junior Samantha Hamilton set a new school record in the 3,000m run while juniors Bobby Grace and Kaitlyn Griffith and sophomore Martin Solomon also won their respective events.
December 2, 2011
Penguins Open WATTS With Solid All-Around Performance
The Youngstown State men’s and women’s track and field teams opened the WATTS on a very high note on Friday at the YSU Invitational. It was the first meet held in the new state-of-the-art facility.
December 1, 2011
YSU Track Invitational Set For Friday at the WATTS
Youngstown State University’s men’s and women’s track teams will open the 2011-2012 indoor season hosting the very first indoor track meet at the WATTS on Friday afternoon. Seven schools will compete in the YSU Invitational, as the throwing events start at 3 p.m. and the running events begin a half hour later.