Thomas and Denard Record Provisionals; Men's Track & Field edges OWU, 85-83
ALLIANCE, Ohio -- Scott Thomas (Salem/West Branch) and Sean Denard (Naperville, Ill./Naperville North) provisionally qualified for the NCAA Championships as the Mount Union men's indoor track and field team won its dual meet against Ohio Wesleyan, 85-83, Saturday afternoon at the Peterson Fieldhouse.
Thomas recorded his provisional in the 55-meter dash with a winning time of 6.44 seconds. He also placed first in the 200 with a time of :22.73.
Denard placed first in the shot put with a distance of 51 feet, 6 1/4 inches.
Also for the Purple Raiders, Ty Griffin (Massillon/Massillon Perry) was victorious in the 1,000 and the mile with times of 2:40.72 and 4:34.52, respectively.
Other winners were Tim Kelly (Lakewood/Lakewood) in the 800 (2:00.51), Chase Clark (Bethesda/Bethesda) in the pole vault (13-5) and Sam Ludgood (Webster, N.Y./Webster Schroeder) in the triple jump (43-0 1/2).
Mount Union will be in action again next Saturday when it travels to the Ohio Wesleyan Invitational.