The NCAC Indoor Tack and Field Championships are just under a month away with a busy week ahead. All nine squads will be in action with the Ohio schools traveling to Otterbein for the All-Ohio Championship.
ALLEGHENY posted a pair of top-five finishes on the men’s side at the Jim Wuske Invitational, hosted by the University of Mount Union. Senior Emmett Barr (Skokie, IL/Niles North) topped the 45-runner field in the mile run with a time of 4:29.98. Senior Christian Miranda (New Canaan, CT/New Canaan) placed fifth in a field of 42, and second among D-III competitors, in the weight throw with a heave of 15.21 meters. The women were highlighted by a pair of second-place finishes. Senior Amanda Balzer (Canonsburg, PA/Chartiers Houston) was runner-up in the 60 meter hurdles (9.24), the third-fastest in program history. Senior Aubri Caslin (Columbus, OH/Centennial) placed second in a field of 48 in the weight throw with a heave of 15.42 meters.
DENISON'S men racked up 42 points on their way to a fifth-place finish in the Bob Shannon Invitational. Sophomore David Carter (New Albany, OH/Westminister (CT)) won the triple jump with a combined leap of 13.36 meters. Isaac Reed (Upland, CA/Oak Hills) turned in a personal best performance in the 60 meter with a time of 8.89 en route to a third place finish. The women won five events en route to a third-place team finish. Leading the way was junior Arlesha Cospy (Trotwood, OH/Trotwood-Madison) with two event wins in the throwing competitions. Cospy posted a new personal-record performance in the shot put with a winning toss of 12.77 meters and was also victorious in the weight throw with a heave of 15.04 meters. Senior Anne Lee (Millstone, NJ/Allentown) won the triple jump with a combined leap of 10.33 meters and junior Hannah Hall (New Richmond, OH/New Richmond) won the high jump after clearing 1.60 meters. The Big Red also sent two student-athletes to compete at the All-Ohio Combined Events. Drake Lohnes (Alliance, OH/West Branch) took ninth in the men’s competition with a score of 3,208 and Jessica Nix (Knoxville, TN/Knoxville Catholic) earned fourth with a career-high score of 2,451.
DEPAUW hosted the Tiger Small College Classic last week as both the men and women earned a second-place finish. Chase Wright (Lebanon, IN/Lebanon) took first in the 60-meters (7.27) and Paul Christian (Glen Ellyn, IL/Glenbard West) won the 3,000 meters (8:53.68). On the women’s side, three individuals collected firsts with Claudia Monnett (Cloverdale, IN/Cloverdale) in the 800-meter run (2:26.69), Kira Singer (Columbus, IN/Columbus East) in the 3,000 meters (12:04.34) and Emily Wilson (Zionsville, IN/Zionsville) in the high jump (1.53m/5-00.25).
KENYON competed at the Bob Shannon Invitational last weekend. The Lords got a first-place finish from the distance medley relay team of Benjamin Weinberg (Wellesley, MA/Wellesley), Andrew Lesak (Sugar Grove, IL/Kaneland), Mark Lewis (Chicago, IL/St. Ignatius College Prep) and Isak Davis (Richmond, VA/Geneva School). They clocked in with a winning time of 10:57.13. In individual events, sophomore Kyle Rose (Meadville, PA/Meadville Area Senior) had Kenyon’s best performance. He placed fourth in the 5,000-meter run with a time of 16:22.72. Freshman Grace Moses (Great Falls, VA/Potomac School) was responsible for two of the Ladies’ three runner-up finishes. She took second in the 800-meter run (2:25.03) and also took second as a part of the Ladies distance medley relay (13:14.79).
OBERLIN hosted its own non-scoring Dan Kinsey Invitational last Friday. The Crimson and Gold swept the pole vault with first-place performances from Daniel Mukasa (Riverside, CA/Martin Luther King) and Ave Spencer (Goodyear, AZ/Millennium). Mukasa got to 4.14 meters for the win, while Spencer topped out at 3.55 meters.
OHIO WESLEYAN was busy last week, sending student-athletes to Denison for the Bob Shannon Invite where both the men and women finished second. The Bishops also sent participants to the All-Ohio Combined Events. On the men’s side, senior Brian Burnett (Hamilton, OH/Cincinnati Country Day) won the 60-meter dash in 7.04 and added a fifth-place finish in the long jump and a seventh-place showing in the 200-meter dash. At the All-Ohio Combined Events, junior Nate Newman (Chillicothe/Zane Trace) won the heptathlon with 4,715 total points. On the women’s side, freshman Cirrus Robinson (Ashland, OH/Ashland) won the 400-meter dash in 1:01.29 and finished third in the 200-meter dash. Junior Emily Brown (New Concord, OH/John Glenn) won the pentathlon during the second day of competition in the All-Ohio Combined Events totaling 2,772 points. Individually senior Sarah Fowler (Mount Vernon, OH/Fredericktown) won the 5000-meter run in a time of 17:04.66 at the 42nd annual Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational, hosted by the University of Nebraska.
WABASH sent its shot put and weight throw competitors to the Tiger Small College Invitational Friday night. The Little Giants finished fourth in the six-team standings despite only competing in the two events. Sophomore Dallas Pitts (Indianapolis, IN/Ben Davis) won the shot with a career-best mark of 13.99 meters. The remainder of the Wabash squad competed at the non-scoring Olivet Nazarene University Open on Saturday. Mason McKinney (Lafayette, IN/McCutcheon) scored a second-place finish in the mile run with a career-best time of 4:16.07. Freshman RaShawn Jones (Indianapolis, IN/Lawrence Central) placed fourth in the finals of the 60-meter hurdles by crossing the line in 8.62.
Sophomore Charles Rodeheffer (Deleware, OH/Olentangy) took home second-place in the 5,000 meters, crossing the line in 15:55.49 to push WITTENBERG to an eighth-place finish among 14 teams at the Joe Banks Invitational at Ohio Northern. Highlighting the women’s side, Tyra Barnes (Austintown, OH/Austintown Fitch) finished third in the 400-meter dash in a time of 1:00.74 to lead the Tigers to an 11th-place finish.
WOOSTER competed at the Bob Shannon Invitational last weekend with the men finishing ninth and the women seventh. Sophomore Jordan Dennis (Ellenwood, GA/Arabia Mountain) lowered his school record he set in the 60-meter hurdles to 9.09 in the preliminary heats, before settling for 9.11 and seventh-place in the finals. On the women’s side Wooster had a pair of runner-up marks in the jumps as sophomore Carolyn Webster (Fredericktown, OH/Fredericktown) reached 5.09m in the long jump and freshman Summer Robinson (Chapel Hill, NC/Scotch Plains-Fanwood) checked in at 10.16m in the triple jump.