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The Kent State Track and Field teams take multiple first place finishes at the Akron Invitational

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This weekend the women’s and men’s track and field teams competed at the University of Akron Invitational. Both teams did well at the competition with multiple first place and top 10 finishes.

The Flashes had seven first place finishes throughout the meet in pole vault, 800m dash, weight throw, shot put, triple jump and high jump.

Junior Alyssa Matheny won the high jump with a final jump of 1.73m. Matheny said her main focus was to clear the first bar and then she knew that would help her gain the confidence to reach those higher heights.

Coming in first place was a major change from the last meet she competed in.