Recent Women's Track & Field Headlines
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Tue, Jan. 20, 2015 - [Women's Track & Field]

Rio Grande Sports Information
    WESTERVILLE, Ohio - Four athletes had a pair of top 10 finishes to fuel the University of Rio Grande women's track & field team in its season opener at Saturday's Otterbein Invitational hosted by Otterbein University.
    The quartet helped the RedStorm total 33.75 points as a team to take eighth place among the 15 competing schools.
    Tiffin University grabbed the team title with 196.5 points, while host Otterbein (137) and Ohio Dominican University (62) completed the top three.
    John Carroll University (49) and Wittenberg University (45) rounded out the top five.

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Sat, Jan. 17, 2015 - [Track & Field]

Rio Grande Sports Information
    WESTERVILLE, Ohio - The University of Rio Grande men's and women's track and field teams open their respective 2015 schedules on Saturday at the Otterbein Invitational.
    The event, which is expected to attract athletes from more than 20 schools, is scheduled for an 11 a.m. start.
    The season opener marks the debut of Rio's "new and improved" program, which now boasts nearly 80 athletes combined.

South Gallia's Alexis Johnson is joined by family, coaches and administrators as she signs with Rio Grande
South Gallia's Alexis Johnson is joined by family, coaches and administrators as she signs with Rio Grande
Wed, Dec. 17, 2014 - [Women's Outdoor Track & Field]

Rio Grande Sports Information
    MERCERVILLE, Ohio - University of Rio Grande director of cross country/track & field Steve Gruenberg has announced the signing of South Gallia High School senior Alexis Johnson for the 2015-2016 school year.
    Johnson, a 5-foot-6 thrower, is the school record-holder in both the shot put and discus. She was also a member of the Tri-Valley Conference All-Academic Team.
    "I'm excited to grow as an athlete and a student at the University of Rio Grande. I consider it a great honor," Johnson said. "I've hoped to become a collegiate athlete since my freshman year."

Freshman Jordon Cummings qualified for the NAIA Indoor Nationals in his Rio debut last Saturday
Freshman Jordon Cummings qualified for the NAIA Indoor Nationals in his Rio debut last Saturday
Fri, Dec. 12, 2014 - [Track & Field]

Rio Grande Sports Information
    BEXLEY, Ohio - Two of the newest members of the University of Rio Grande track and field team wasted no time in making a name for themselves.
    Freshman Katie Browning set a new school record for the women's indoor pole vault, while fellow frosh Jordon Cummings earned a spot in the NAIA Indoor Nationals with his effort in the men's high jump at the Purple and White Invite, last Saturday, at Capital University's Capital Center.

Gallia Academy's Breanna West is joined by her mother and Rio coaches before signing with the RedStorm
Gallia Academy's Breanna West is joined by her mother and Rio coaches before signing with the RedStorm
Fri, Sep. 12, 2014 - [Women's Track & Field]

Rio Grande Sports Information
    GALLIPOLIS, Ohio - University of Rio Grande director of track & field/cross country Steve Gruenberg recently announced the addition of Ohio Christian University transfer Breanna West to the program's roster for the 2014-15 school year.
    West, a 5-foot-4 sprinter/jumper, is a graduate of Gallia Academy High School, where she was a four-year All-Southeast District honoree for head coach Todd May's Blue Devils.
    West, who participated in the 100- and 200-meter dashes, as well as the high jump and long jump, also was a regional meet qualifer, an All-Southeast Ohio Athletic League selection and a four-time Academic All-SEOAL honoree. Her top time in the 100 of 14.32 came during her junior year at GAHS, while her personal-best of 29.08 in the 200 came during her freshman year.

Athens High's Katie Browning is joined by her father and Rio coaches as she sets to sign with RedStorm
Athens High's Katie Browning is joined by her father and Rio coaches as she sets to sign with RedStorm
Fri, Sep. 12, 2014 - [Women's Track & Field]

Rio Grande Sports Information
    THE PLAINS, Ohio - University of Rio Grande director of track & field/cross country Steve Gruenberg recently announced the signing of Athens High School graduate Katie Browning for the 2014-15 school year.
    The 5-foot-6 Browning competed primarily in the pole vault during her prep career for head coach Adam Gonczy's Bulldogs. She also ran the 100-meter dash, 400-meter dash and 100-meter hurdle events.