March 27, 2010

Women's Track and Field Places Sixth at Wheeling Jesuit Invite

(WHEELING, WV)--Mount Union senior Rachel Perry (Westerville/Westerville North) won the 3,000 meter steeplechase to help lead the Purple Raiders to a sixth place finish at the Bill Horne/Wheeling Jesuit Invite in Wheeling, West Virginia.

Mount Union tallied 73 points which left them just 0.5 points behind fifth place Roberts Wesleyan (NY) and seven points shy of fourth place Notre Dame (OH).  Malone won the 17 team event with 121.7 points and the Purple Raiders were the highest NCAA Division III finisher.

Along Perry, fellow senior Aubrey Loy (North Canton/Massillon Jackson) was second in the long jump (17-1.9) and third in the triple jump (34-11.64) and 100 meters (13.12).

Sophomore Aubree Jones (Falconer, NY/Falconer) placed third in the discus (125-11.4) as another headline performance for the Purple Raiders.

Mount Union will next be in action Saturday, April 3 at OAC Gold Meet in Marietta, Ohio.

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