Track and Field: Sherman Throws NCAA Provisional Mark in Shot Put in Outdoor Debut

Sean Sherman (Photo by Joe Colon)
Sean Sherman (Photo by Joe Colon)

BEREA, Ohio -- Mount Union sophomore Sean Sherman (Franklin / Bishop Fenwick) threw a provisional mark for the NCAA Championships in the shot put in his first competition of the outdoor season Friday night at the Baldwin Wallace Harrison Dillard Twilight Meet.

Sherman, who had not competed since place fourth in the event at the NCAA Indoor Championships, returned from an injury to post a mark of 53-feet, 8.25-inches, which is currently 12th best in NCAA Division III. He was the top NCAA Division III finisher in the event and placed third overall.

Sophomore Mason Plant (Shreve / Triway) matched his season-best at 14.33 in the 110 meter hurdles which is currently fourth best in NCAA Division III.

The other top performances on the men's side came in season-bests from junior Lucas Cooper (Hanoverton / United Local) in the discus (158-11), sophomore AJ Digby (Tontogany / Otsego) in 400 meters (48.33) and the 4x100 meter relay team (41.82) of freshmen Darian Littlejohn (Fulton, Md. / Reservoir) and Malik Britt (Bossier City, La. / Airline), sophomore Josh Perry (Cuyahoga Falls) and senior Josh Weber (Wadsworth).

The women's team was led by junior Hilary Reigle (Madison) who posted a season-best in the 10,000 meters (36:31.74) and sophomore Katie Durisin (Painesville / Riverside) who put up a season-best in the 3,000 meter steeplechase (11:02.87).

Mount Union will compete next Thursday in the Great Lakes Qualifier at Ohio Wesleyan in Delaware, Ohio, which is the final meet before the 2018 NCAA Championships in LaCrosse, Wisconsin.