West Branch grad helps Mount win

WESTERVILLE — Mount Union senior Calista Waters won the 1600-meter relay and freshman Jaliyah Mixon was third in the shot put to pace the Purple Raiders in the Ohio Athletic Conference Women’s Indoor Track and Field Championships Friday.

Mount Union finished second in the team standings with 194 1/2 points. John Carroll captured its first indoor title with 216 points.

Waters, a West Branch High School graduate, ran a leg on the 1600 relay team that posted a winning time of 4 minutes, 9.14 seconds at Otterbein’s Clements Center. It was one of Mount Union’s five victories.

She also was seventh in the 400 meters (62.22). The Purple Raiders took six of the top seven places in the event.

Sophomore Micah Donley of Carrollton was third in the 400 (60.50), fifth in the 200 (26.35) and joined Waters on the winning 1600 relay team.

Junior Michaelina Terranova of Jackson-Milton was third in the 60 hurdles (9.13) and fourth in the 400 (60.67).

Mixon, from East Palestine, was third in the shot put (40-8 1/4).

Muskingum senior Mary Double of Salem was sixth in 800 relay (1:57.24) and seventh in 1600 relay (4:41.78).

The OAC men’s indoor meet will be held today.

PNC is still the place to be

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Pirates and PNC Bank announced a 10-year extension for the ballpark naming rights.

The original 20-year naming rights agreement was set to expire prior to the season. Financial terms were not released.

“Simply put, the Pittsburgh Pirates are our hometown baseball team, and as Pittsburgh’s hometown bank, we believe the opportunity to renew our agreement makes a great deal of sense,” said Lou Cestello, head of regional marks and regional president for PNC in Pittsburgh.


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