Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Ashland science students earn track and field honors

Toxicology major and All-American Jamie Sindelar
It has been an action packed few weeks and a very successful season for three of our science students on the AU track and field team.  Last week we learned that Toxicology major and Choose Ohio First Scholar Jamie Sindelar was named the Midwest Region Women's Field Athlete of the Year by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.  This year Jamie threw the second farthest indoor shot put in Division II history.

Jamie joins two senior Biology majors, Jennifer Foster and Jennifer Bjelac, in earning All-American honors this year.  At the national indoor championships in Birmingham, Alabama this past week Jamie finished second in the shot put, Foster tied for second in the high-jump and Bjelac took second team All-American honors in the pentathlon.  As a team the women tied for third place in the nation.