Men's Track & Field Second After Day One Of OAC Indoor Track & Field Championships

Tim Kelly (Photo by Ryan Baker)
Tim Kelly (Photo by Ryan Baker)

WESTERVILLE, Ohio -- Mount Union is in second place after the first day of the OAC Indoor Track and Field Championships Friday at Otterbein University in Westerville.

After five events, the Purple Raiders have 32 points which leaves two points behind first place Baldwin-Wallace.

Ohio Northern is two points behind Mount Union in third place with 30 points while Wilmington is in fourth with 20 and John Carroll and Heidelberg are tied for fifth with 16.

The only all-conference performance on day one came from the distance medley relay team of freshman Wade Clark (Fairview Park/Fairview), sophomore Ryan Kohler (Minerva/Minerva), freshman Matt Marron (Avon Lake/Avon Lake) and junior Tim Kelly (Lakewood/Lakewood) who finished third with a time of 10:36.26.

Freshman Dustin Matak (Salem/Salem) had the best qualifying effort of the day as he ran the top time in the 60 meters (7.04).

Mount Union head coach Kevin Lucas saw his 11-year old record in the 400 meters fall.  He ran a time of 49.31 in the event for Wilmington in 2001 and this year Ohio Northern senior Jacob Schwab bested the mark with a time of 49.17.

The meet concludes with events all day Saturday.

OAC Championships
Otterbein University - Westerville, Ohio

Team Scores

1. Baldwin-Wallace 34, 2. Mount Union 32, 3. Ohio Northern 30, 4. Wilmington 20, 5. John Carroll and Heidelberg 16, 7. Muskingum 14, 8. Otterbein 13, 9. Capital 11, 10. Marietta 9.