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2014-15 Men's Indoor Track & Field Athletes Of The Week

Distance/Middle Distance Sprints/Hurdles Field Events
     
March 2nd

 

 

 

Matt Hunter, Ohio Wesleyan
(Lexington, MA/Lexington)

Ohio Wesleyan senior Matt Hunter won the NCAC Indoor Track & Field heptathlon for the third year in a row last weekend after totaling a score of 4,877 points.

February 23rd

 

Rob Moreton, Oberlin
(San Gabriel, CA/San Marino)

Oberlin senior Rob Moreton held off competitors in the men’s 3,000-meter run as he finished first with a time of 8:54.17 to help guide the Yeomen to a second-place finish at the Greater Cleveland Championships. The time marked a personal best by 16 seconds for Moreton.

 

Noah Winters, Kenyon
(Tallmadge, OH/Tallmadge)

Kenyon senior Noah Winters won the 400-meter dash (51.80) and finished fourth in the 200-meters (23.74) to lead the Lords to s sixth-place finish at the Kenyon Classic last weekend.

 

Wallace Branche, Denison
(Charlotte, NC/Woodberry Forest School [Va.])

Denison junior Wallace Branche led the Big Red last weekend by picking up a pair of triple jump victories. On Friday at the Ohio State Tune-up, Branche posted a winning mark of 14.31m, then at the Kenyon Classic on Saturday he won with a jump of 13.46 m.

February 16th

Geno Arthur, Oberlin
(Camarillo, CA/Rio Mesa)

Oberlin junior Geno Arthur broke the program’s indoor 5,000-meter record at the David Hemery Valentine Invite hosted by Boston University last weekend. Arthur clocked a time of 14:23.76, nearly a minute faster than the previous record set back in 2010 (15:16.90). Arthur finished seventh overall against a field of 68 competitors from all NCAA Divisions.

 

Ronnie Posthauer, Wabash
(Crawfordsville, IN/Fountain Central)

Wabash senior Ronnie Posthauer broke the school record and posted the fastest time of the season in DIII with a winning time of 8.00 in the 60-meter hurdles at Saturday’s Fred Wilt Invitational at Purdue University. 

Aaron Melsop, Wittenberg
(Westerville, OH/DeSales)

Wittenberg junior Aaron Melsop led the Tigers at the All-Ohio Invite with his his school-record long jump of 7.15 meters in the prelims to rank fifth nationally, followed by a second-place finish in the finals. He also finished seventh in the triple jump.
February 9th

Sam Lagasse, Kenyon
(Woodbridge, CT/Westhill)

Kenyon junior Sam Lagasse ran at the Hillsdale Wide-Track Classic and placed fourth in the 5,000-meter race (15:17.05).

Romello Cook, Ohio Wesleyan
(Akron, OH/Buchtel)

Ohio Wesleyan junior Romello Cook won the 60-meter hurdles in 8.60 and finished seventh in the 200-meter dash to help guide the Bishops to a first-place finish at the Bob Shannon Invite last weekend.

Marcus Dozier, DePauw
(South Bend, IN/Riley)

DePauw junior Marcus Dozier finished second in the shot put at the Tiger Small College Invite with a mark of 15.70 meters. The throw is a school record and currently leads all NCAC marks this year.

February 2nd

 

Geno Arthur, Oberlin
(Camarillo, CA/Rio Mesa)

Oberlin junior Geno Arthur finished 32nd at the Boston University John Thomas Terrier Classic in the men’s 3,000 meter. Arthur shattered the Oberlin men’s 3k record by over 15 seconds with time of 8:23.75.

 

Adam Turner, Ohio Wesleyan
(Clyde, OH/Clyde)

Ohio Wesleyan junior Adam Turner finished third in the 400-meters amoung a tough field at the SPIRE Midwest Open with a time of 49.33. Turner also turned in an impressive 200-meter time of 22.60.

 

Tyler Jenkins, Ohio Wesleyan
(Canal Winchester, OH/Canal Winchester)

Ohio Wesleyan junior Tyler Jenkins finished eighth in an outstanding pole vault field with a mark of 4.64m at the SPIRE Midwest Open.

January 26th

 

Randy Violette, Allegheny
(Dillsburg, PA/Norther)

Allegheny sophomore Randy Violette led the Gators’ mid-distance efforts, taking first in both the mile (4:25.86) and 800 (2:03.15) to help lead Allegheny to a second-place finish at the Wooster Quad.

 

Colin McShane, Ohio Wesleyan
(Columbus, OH/Olentagny)

Ohio Wesleyan sophomore Colin McShane helped lead the Battling Bishops to a team victory at the Wooster Quad after winning the 200-meter (23.04) and finishing second in the 400-meter dash (51.29). McShane also ran a leg in the winning 4x100-meter (1:32.84) and 4x200-meter (3:34.50) relays.

 

Matt Margida, Wooster
(Hudson, OH/Hudson)

Wooster junior Matt Margida set a program mark in one event and won another at the Wooster Quad, breaking his own school record in the weight throw (46 feet, 2.75 inches), while placing runner-up and beating out 10 other competitors in the shot put (44 feet, 8.75 inches).

January 19th

 

Fabian House, Wabash
(Muncie, IN/Muncie Central)

Wabash junior Fabian House won the mile in a time of 4:19.12 to lead the Little Giants in the non-scoring Robert H. Johnson Little Giant Invitational last Saturday.

 

Ronnie Posthauer, Wabash
(Crawfordsville, IN/Fountain Central)

Wabash senior Ronnie Posthauer earned a pair of top-two finishes at the Robert H. Johnson Little Giant Invitational, finishing first in the 60-meter hurdles in a time of 8.14 and crossing the line in the 200-meter dash in 23.38 to finish second. His 60-meter hurdle time is currently good enough for third nationally.

 

Derek De St Jean, Wabash
(Lafayette, IN/Hanover Central)

Wabash senior Derek De St Jean took home top-two finishes in both throwing events, winning the weight throw with a toss of 16.63m and finishing second in the shot put with a heave of 14.81m.

January 12th

 

Josh Urso, Oberlin
(Washington, PA/Trinity)

Oberlin junior Josh Urso won the 1000-meters in a time of 2:38.20 to lead the Yeoman in the non-scoring Dan Kinsey Invitational last Friday.

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Roemello Cook, Ohio Wesleyan
(Akron, OH/Buchtel)

Ohio Wesleyan junior Roemello Cook won the 60-meter hurdles in a time of 8.47 seconds to lead the Battling Bishops to the team title at Capital’s Purple & White Invitational.

Aaron Melsop, Wittenberg
(Westerville, OH/DeSales)


Wittenberg junior Aaron Melsop kicked off his season strong by finishing third in the long jump at the Tiffin Alumni Open with a school-record leap of 23’03.25”.