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Slippery Rock’s Ackerman Steals the Show on Day 1 of City of Hermitage Track and Field Invite

Slippery Rock's Maryann Ackerman. Photo courtesy Slippery Rock Athletics.

HERMITAGE, Pa. – The 21st City of Hermitage Track and Field Invitational got underway on Friday with the field events, and Slippery Rock’s Maryann Ackerman stole the show. 

Ackerman, an Oregon State signee, swept the javelin, discus and shot put for the Rockets. She uncorked a throw of 123-4 in the javelin, 108-4 in the discus, and 33-5 in the shot put. 

Teammate Gianna Bedel also had a big day, easily winning the high jump at 5-6, while also taking second in the long jump. 

Hickory’s Rhys Miller won the long jump, and Grace Bresnan of Reynolds the triple jump. Grove City’s Anna Timko won the pole vault. Miller added a fourth-place finish in the triple jump. 

The boys saw seven different winners in the field events. 

Josh Dreves (Grove City, high jump), Mason Reed (Wilmington, long jump), Dietrich Williams (Reynolds triple jump), Solomon Glavach (Wilmington, pole vault), Seaton Wozniak (Slippery Rock, discus), David Stamm (Moniteau, javelin) and Connor Vass-Gal (Wilmington, shot put). 

Reynolds’ Aidan Mull was second in the discus and javelin and fifth in the shot put, while Dreves was second in the long jump. 

Track events will be held on Saturday. 

Full results from Friday can be found here.

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