Men's Track and Field Places Second at Wheeling Jesuit Invite
(WHEELING, WV)--Mount Union's men's track and field team won six
events and placed second at the Bill Horne/Wheeling Jesuit Track
Invite in Wheeling, West Virginia.
The Purple Raiders scored 141.5 points which left them just 2.5 points behind Malone that won the 14 team event with 144 points.
Senior Judd Lutz (Tiffin/Tiffin Columbian) and sophomore Sean Denard (Naperville, IL/Naperville North) went 1-2 in the the discus with marks of 170-10.68 and 160-9.12 respectively to both qualify for the NCAA Division III Track and Field Championships.
Lutz also won shot put and provisionally qualified for the national meet with a mark of 52-8.64.
Junior Ty Griffin (Massillon/Massillon Perry) also won a pair of events as he claimed titles in the 800 (1:56.87) and 1500 meters (3:57.03), while the other wins came from junior Marc Aukerman (Greensburg, PA/Latrobe) in the javelin (176-5.28) and senior Scott Thomas (Salem/West Branch) in the 100 meters (11.24).
Other top performances included second place finishes from sophomore Tim Kelly (Lakewood/Lakewood) in the 800 (1:57.13), freshman Jesus Garza (Round Rock, TX/Stoney Point) in the shot put (49-3.72), junior Erik Reed (East Liverpool/East Liverpool) in the 3,000 meter steeplechase (10:09.74) and Charles Pratt (Canton/GlenOak) in the 100 meters (11.24).
Mount Union will compete Saturday, April 3 at the OAC Gold Meet in Marietta.