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July 22, 2019
 

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ONU to induct six into Athletic Hall of Fame

Six members of the Ohio Northern University athletics family will be inducted into the University’s Athletic Hall of Fame on Friday, Oct. 5, as part of ONU’s Homecoming weekend.

They will be inducted that Friday during a banquet in Ohio Northern’s McIntosh Center and introduced Saturday, Oct. 6, before the ONU football game at Dial-Roberson Stadium.

ONU wrestling season opens Nov. 17

The Ohio Northern wrestling team will open its 2012-13 season on Nov. 17 at the Olivet (Mich.) Duals tournament.

The Polar Bears, under 25th-year head coach Ron Beaschler, will open their home schedule on Dec. 1 with the 32nd annual ONU Invitational.

Northern will begin the defense of its Ohio Athletic Conference Regular Season title on Jan. 15 with a home dual meet against Muskingum.

ONU will also travel to Mount Saint Joseph, Washington & Lee (Va.) and NCAA Division I foe Davidson (N.C.) for non-conference duals and will compete in tournaments at Indianapolis, Ind., Williamsport, Pa., Alma, Mich., and Wheaton, Ill.

BVH Rehab & Sports Medicine 3rd annual Flirt with Dirt Trail 5K

Blanchard Valley Hospital Rehab & Sports Medicine, along with the Hancock Park District and the Hancock County Convention and Visitors Bureau, is sponsoring the 3rd Annual Flirt with Dirt 5K Trail Run/Walk on Saturday, July 14 at Riverbend Recreational Area in Findlay. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m., the trail race will start at 8:30 a.m. and the walk will begin at 8:40 a.m.

The course for the event is on wood chipped and grass trails with short stretches of asphalt throughout the park area. This is a USA Track & Field certified course.

Awards will be given to the top three male and female runners in each age division.

Smith 10th in 1,500 meter event

CLAREMONT, Calif. — Ohio Northern senior Dan Smith finished 10th in the 1,500-meter run on the final day of the NCAA III Men's Outdoor Track & Field Championships Saturday afternoon at Burns Field on the campus of Claremont-Mudd-Scripps colleges.

Smith finished a slow race in 3:58.29, missing All-America honors by just .48 of a second.

He qualified for the finals with a 3:52.87 in the prelims on Thursday, which was the ninth-fastest prelim time.

His NCAA qualifying effort of 3:50.00 was the fifth fastest time in the nation this season.

Cory Baily 17th in 800-meter run

Ohio Northern senior Cory Bailey finished 17th out of 20 runners in the 800-meter run on a chilly, breezy Friday night at the NCAA III Men's Outdoor Track & Field Championships Thursday night at Burns Field on the campus of Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges.

Bailey finished fifth in his heat in 1:53.87 and finished just .35 of a second away from qualifying for Saturday's finals.

Bailey entered the meet seeded 20th.

"I was nervous at first," Bailey said. "But once I got started, I just went with it and had a blast. It was a great experience and something I will always remember. I'm happy with the performance, too."

ONU's Dan Smith qualifies for finals

Ohio Northern senior Dan Smith qualified for the finals in the 1,500-meter run on the first day of the 2012 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships Thursday afternoon at Burn Stadium.

Smith finished fifth out of 10 in his heat with a time of 3:52.87.

He was the ninth-fastest in the two qualifying races, as 12 of the 20 runners qualified for the finals Saturday at 4:30 pm (7:30 pm EST).

"It was a good race and I'm into the finals, which was my only goal," Smith said. "It was a slow heat and I expect the finals to be the same way. I felt good and I am excited about the finals on Saturday.

The top eight in each event earn All-America honors.

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