NCAA Roundup

KSU’s Tayala breaks 42-year-old mark in hammer throw

COLUMBUS – Kent State junior and McDonald High School graduate Matthias Tayala broke the 42-year-old hammer throw school record on Saturday in the second day of the Jesse Owens Classic at Ohio State.

Tayala ripped a new personal-best and school record of 235 feet, 1 inch in the hammer for a third place finish. He broke a 42-year-old record set by Olympic Athlete Al Schoterman who had a mark of 231-3 in 1972.

Also, McDonald’s Miles Dunlap ran a person best of 48.04 in the 400-meter dash – placing third.

YSU men’s golf mentor Joy named Horizon League Coach of the Year

Youngstown State men’s golf coach Tony Joy was named the 2013-14 Horizon League Coach of the Year, while Bill Gaffney was selected first-team all-league at the conference’s season-ending awards banquet on Thursday evening.

It is the first time since the Penguins joined the Horizon League that Joy has received the honor. It is also the first time in his 30-year career that he has been honored as a conference coach of the year through stints in the Ohio Valley Conference and Mid-Continent Conference.

Gaffney was one of two Penguins to average 74.5 strokes per 18 holes during the campaign. Gaffney played in all 10 tournaments this season and competed in 28 rounds. He had a low of 67 at the UC Bearcat Invitational in the fall.