Men's Track and Field: Raiders Set New School Record in NCAC/OAC/HCAC Challenge Win

Evan Hershberger
Evan Hershberger

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio— Mount Union's men track and field team came away with the win at the NCAC/OAC/HCAC Challenge taking eight first place finishes.

The third nationally ranked Purple Raiders won the meet with a total of 313 points with second place Wabash scoring 99 points.

To end the meet the Raiders finished with a new school record in the 300 as they took the top four spots in the race consisting of freshman Jared Storm (Barberton) (34.77), senior James Roth (Massillon / Massillon Perry) (34.90), senior A.J. Digby  (Tontogany / Otsego) (35.07) and sophomore Tyler Gill  (Greenville, Pa. / Reynolds) (35.57).

Freshman Brody Coleman (Knox, Pa. / Keystone) led the Raiders with a triple jump distance of 46-feet 7.25-inches to win the meet and currently sit 11th in the nation. Joining coleman with a first-place finish was junior Evan Hershberger (Dalton) in the high jump (6'4.75') freshman Kyel Wolf (Cleveland / Cuyahoga Heights) in the pole vault (14'3.25') and sophomore Hunter Probert (Gnadenhutten / Indian Valley) in the 1k (2:45.02)

The 60-meter hurdle crew took the top two spots with seniors Mason Plant (Shreve Triway) taking first (8.19) and Connor Troyer (Sugarcreek / Garaway) second place (8.20).

The men's 60-meter dash group finished first through fourth with Storm (7.08), junior Kendall Shadie (Akron / St. Vincent-St. Mary) (7.09), sophomore Ladedrick Phillips (Irving, Texas / Trinity) (7.12) and junior Alex Leeper (Cambridge) (7.19)

The team of junior Ethan Griffith (Salem West Branch), senior Mitchell Milem (Columbus St. Charles), freshman Josh Momeyer (Livonia, Mi. Churchill), and junior Isaac Phillips (Milford, Mich. Milford) finished first in the 4x400 relay with a time of 3:23.29.

Mount Union competes next at the Dr. William Taraschke Team Challenge on Saturday, Feb. 1 in Berea, Ohio.