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King Horn weight room receives substantial upgrade

Jul 16, 2017 - Comments: 0

For the first time since 2003, the King Horn Sports Center weight room has new equipment.

The ONU athletic department gave the old equipment to Diamond Sports in exchange for a credit, which they used to buy a completely new set from Legend Fitness. ONU athletic director Tom Simmons said that the university helped with the capital request for the equipment.

Summer Exclusive: Inside Emily Richards’ U.S. Championship experience

Jul 01, 2017 - Comments: 0

There Emily Richards stood -- under the California sun, in lane two, at approximately 2:06 p.m. Pacific Time last Sunday.

And here came the camera.

Moving from lane eight to lane one, NBC’s cameraman spent a brief moment on each runner as they were introduced before the start of the race.

Meticulous time and preparation are what got Richards to this point, just seconds away from competing in the biggest race of her life, the 800-meter final at the U.S. Track & Field Outdoor Championships.

Yet she was, in no way, prepared for this.

Weekly Sports Digest: April 10-16

Apr 19, 2017 - Comments: 0

At the conclusion of every week, the Northern Review will recap what happened that week in the world of Ohio Northern athletics, and will also preview the week ahead. Here are this week’s headlines:

Richards runs fastest 800-meter time in Division III history

‘K’ is for Kirsten, now

Apr 13, 2017 - Comments: 0

Just two Sundays ago, on a pleasant afternoon with temperatures in the mid-60s, Kirsten Lightel was on the brink of history.

She needed one more strikeout to become Ohio Northern’s career leader in Ks. The junior had already retired 10 batters that day, but number 11 was the big one. With one out in the top of the seventh inning, John Carroll’s Angie Zappitelli, batting .365, was the next potential victim of history.

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