Six KSU athletes win at track, field event

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The second day of action at the season-opening Golden Flashes Gala provided plenty of highlights for Kent State on Saturday at the Kent State Field House.

Six Kent State athletes took top honors in their track and field events Saturday, giving the Golden Flashes eight individual titles for the weekend.

Ann Marie Duffus had a memorable debut, winning two events. Duffus captured first in the women’s long jump with a personal-best 18-10.50 on Friday. On Saturday, she posted the second-best women’s 60-meter hurdles time in school history by clocking an 8.50 to win the event.

Brandon Bailey set the school record in the men’s 500-meter dash, clocking a 1:03.57 on his way to a first-place finish. Ryan Thomas finished fourth in the event by clocking a 1:05.53.

On the women’s side, Andreea Patrasc was runner-up with a time of 1:15.23.

The 200-meter dash was swept by the Golden Flashes. Miles Dunlap clocked a personal-best 22.00 on the men’s side.

Dexter Shreve was able to preserve his lead in the men’s heptathlon, finishing with 5,263 points. Tyler Jones earned a personal-best 5,021 points, as did Kyle Tywon with 4,904 points.

Basketball

Guard Kyle Gibson scored to lead the Canton Charge (2-4) to a 118-88 win over host Springfield (3-2) on Saturday night in the NBA Developmental League.

Gibson was 8-of-15 from the field, 2-of-4 beyond the 3-point arc, with six assists and four rebounds.

Arinze Onuaku, a 6-foot-9 center from Syracuse, scored 13 points and grabbed 12 rounds.

The Charge play at 5 p.m. today at Maine.

— Staff report


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