Men's Track & Field: 4x100 Relay Team Punches Ticket to NCAA Meet at Great Lakes Elite Meet

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

DELAWARE, Ohio -- The No. 15 ranked Mount Union men's track and field team saw its 4x100 meter relay team punch its ticket to next week's NCAA Track & Field Championships Thursday at the Great Lakes Elite Meet at Ohio Wesleyan University.

The team of freshman Louis Berry (Pittsburgh, Pa./Shadyside Academy), junior Andrew Shrewsbury (Woodville/Woodmore) and seniors Chad Gentry (Louisville/Louisville) and Tyler Orewiler (Bucyrus/Colonel Crawford) posted a time of 41.26 in the event which is seventh best in the nation so far this season.

The 4x400 meter relay team that includes Gentry, freshman Connor Troyer (Sugarcreek/Garaway), sophomore Tyler Neff (Navarre/Fairless) and senior Tyler Sparks (Norwalk/Norwalk) ran a season-best time of 3:14.94 which leaves then on the bubble for a sport in the NCAA meet.

Two other Purple Raiders ran season-best times in their respective events as Josh Weber (Wadsworth/Wadsworth) posted a time of 21.90 in the 200 and Ty Menear (Brunswick/Brunswick) in the 3000 meter steeplechace at 9:10.54.

The NCAA Championships are next week at Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa.