The Youngstown State women's track and field team claimed their fifth straight Horizon League outdoor title while the men's team had an impressive nine event winners at the conference meet.
YSU advanced six competitors to the NCAA East Preliminary Round, headlined by Chad Zallow who earned second-team All-America honors. Also reaching the East Prelims were Abby Jones, Jaynee Corbett, Arnaldo Morales, Collin Harden and Tyler Donati.
- Zallow advanced to the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in the 110m hurdles. Zallow ran a time of 13.88 seconds which placed him 15th overall at the NCAA meet. It was the second consecutive year he was named a second-team All-American. In the East Prelims he won his quarterfinal heat to advance to the NCAA meet.
- At the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field East Preliminaries: Jones (high jump) was 19th, Corbett (shot put) was 24th, Harden placed 30th (400m hurdles), Morales (high jump) was 38th, Donati (javelin) was 45th.
Horizon League Championship Highlights
- The women won by an impressive 84 points, to win their 11th outdoor championship and fifth straight. It is the first time in school and Horizon League history the same program won five consecutive women's titles.
- The men placed second by just three points behind Oakland. It was YSU's eighth outdoor runner up finish at the Horizon League meet.
- Carl Zallow won the 100m and 200m dash titles. They were the first of his YSU outdoor career. He was the first HL runner to win both since Milwaukee's Washington Farrington in 2013.
- Chad Zallow repeated as the 110m hurdles champion. He is YSU's first repeat winner in that event.
- Arnaldo Morales won his fourth career outdoor high jump title. Morales is the second Horizon League athlete to win four titles in the event.
- Collin Harden repeated as the winner in the 400m hurdles. He is the fifth repeat winner in the event.
- Tyler Donati claimed his second consecutive javelin title while Dylan Latone won back-to-back pole vault crowns. They are YSU's first repeat winners in those events.
- The Penguins won the 4x100m relay for the first time since 2012.
- Matt Monroe won his first career outdoor title in the hammer throw.
- Keishawnna Burts' wins in the 100m and the 200m dashes extended the Penguins' run of titles in both events to the past seven years.
- For the third consecutive year, Jaynee Corbett took first in the discus and shot put.
- Corbett's victory in the shot put extended a YSU streak of 10 straight titles and 12 of the last 13 in the event at the outdoor meet.
- Amber Eles clamied her third straight Horizon League title in the 100m hurdles.
- Abby Jones became the third Penguin to repeat as the league champion in the high jump.
- Nicolette Kreatsoulas became the third Penguin to repeat as the league champion in the hammer throw.
Horizon League Accolades
- Champions – Keishawnna Burts – 100m, 200m; Amber Eles - 100m hurdles; Abby Jones - high jump, Nicolette Kreatsoulas - hammer throw; Angela Lock - javelin; Jaynee Corbett - discus and shot put; Women's 4x100m relay; Chad Zallow - 110m hurdles; Carl Zallow - 100m, 200m; Collin Harden - 400m hurdles; Arnaldo Morales - high jump, Matt Monroe - hammer throw; Dylan Latone - pole vault; Tyler Donati - javelin; Men's 4x100m relay.
- Runner-Up Finishes – Jaliyah Elliott - 100m, 200m; Tenisha Myers - 400m; Kaitlyn Merwin - shot put; Chad Zallow - 100m; Jake Wilson - javelin.
- Award Winners – Chad Zallow (Alfreeda Goff Athlete of the Year), Teneisha Myers (Track Freshman of the Year), Jaynee Corbett (Most Outstanding Field Performer), Keishawnna Burts (Most Outstanding Running Performer), Brian Gorby (Women's Coach of the Year).
- A tremendous group of seniors wrapped up their YSU careers during the outdoor season - Jaynee Corbett, Keishawnna Burts, Michelle Klim, McKinsie Klim, Amber Eles, Taylor Thompkins, Carl Zallow, Ethan Wilson, Arnaldo Morales, Matt Monroe, Caleb Lloyd and Ryan Booth.
- Corbett won six outdoor titles, Morales four, Booth four, Eles three, Burts two, Zallow two and Monroe one.
- Corbett, Abby Jones, Amber Eles, Collin Harden and Tyler Donati all improved on their school records during the year.
- Nicole Squatrito eclipsed a record in the 800m that had stood since 2002.
- The men's 4x100m relay team of Chad Zallow, Carl Zallow, Collin Harden and Brendon Lucas broke the school mark.
- Caitlyn Trebella and Shelby Marken each set the record in the pole vault.
- The men's program had 10 top-five marks in school history.
- The women's program had 18 top-five marks in school history.