Men's Track & Field: #19 Mount Union Wins Wooster Invite; Raiders Post Five NCAA Provisional Marks

Tyler Neff and Andrew Shrewsbury (Photo by Joe Colon)
Tyler Neff and Andrew Shrewsbury (Photo by Joe Colon)

WOOSTER, Ohio -- Mount Union's men's track and field team, ranked No. 19 in the nation, won the Wooster Invitational Saturday at The College of Wooster.

The Purple Raiders had 165 points which was 59 points ahead of second place NCAA Division II Walsh.

Mount Union won four events and posted five marks among the top of NCAA Division III so far this season. 

The Raiders went 1-2 in the high jump as Zack Wukotich (Salem/Salem) won the event with a mark of 6-feet, 6.75-inches which is eighth best in the nation while teammate Rory Juhn (Fairview Park/Fairview) was second at 6-feet, 4-.75 inches.

Tyler Orewiler (Bucyrus/Colonel Crawford) won the pole vault with a mark of 16-feet, 5.25-inches that is also second-best in the nation.

Orewiler was also part of the second place 4x100 relay team (42.29) with Andrew Shrewsbury (Woodville / Woodmore), Tyler Neff (Navarre/Fairless) and Josh Weber (Wadsworth/Wadsworth).

Ty Menear (Brunswick/Brunswick) won the 3,000 meter steeplechase with a time of 9:26.40 which is seventh in the nation. He also placed second in the 1,500 meters (4:04.74).

Connor Troyer (Sugarcreek/Garaway) won the 110 meter hurdles with a time of 14.76 that also sits seventh-best in the nation.

Louis Berry (Pittsburgh, Pa./Shadyside Academy) was second in the 100 meters at 10.83 seconds that stands eighth in the nation.

The Raiders also went 2-3 in the 400 meter hurdles with Josiah Ross (Beloit/West Branch) at 57.77 and Dannie Mack (Massillon/Washington) at 57.82.

A pair of second place finishes also came from Jaquill Scott (East Hanover, N.J. / Hanover Park) in the javelin (156-4) and Darrin Redus (Pepper Pike/Orange) in the triple jump (40-6) while Lucas Cooper (Hanoverton/United Local) rounded out the top performances with a third in the shot put (49-5).

Mount Union hosts the John Homon Open next Friday and Saturday in Mount Union Stadium.