YSU’s Rupe should be en route to prelims

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Youngstown State junior distance runner Eric Rupe posted a personal-best time of 8:57.62 in the steeplechase on Friday night at the Cardinal Twilight at Louisville’s Cardinal Track Stadium. Rupe’s time moves him into the top 30 in the country in the event and more than likely lands him a spot in the Division I NCAA East Preliminary May 29-31 at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, Fla.

Rupe entered Friday evening’s meet with a best time of 9:05.41 which was last weekend and lowered the mark by nearly eight seconds in his last chance to reach the NCAA Preliminary meet. He joins teammate Austin McLean who is just under Rupe’s effort at 8:57.59 as Penguins who should advance to the NCAA competition in the steeplechase.

McDONALD GRAD TAKES SECOND: ATHENS – Kent State University senior Joh’Vonnie Mosley took second in the shot put at Friday’s Mid-American Conference Meet.

She threw 16.69 meters (54-9.25).