Track and Field: Raiders Set Three School Records at SPIRE Midwest Open

Sarah Mason (Photo by Joe Colon)
Sarah Mason (Photo by Joe Colon)

GENEVA, Ohio -- Mount Union set three indoor track and field records to headline performances at the SPIRE Midwest Open Saturday at SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio.

Sarah Mason (Alliance/Marlington) shattered a record that stood for 26 years in the women's 600 meter run as she ran a time of 1:40.15 which bested a time of 1:45.07 set by Heather O'Shea in 1992.

The other two records were set on the men's side by Mason Plant (Shreve/Triway) in the 60 meter hurdles (8.05) and Mark Worley (North Canton/Hoover) in the 600 meters (1:21.37).

Other notable performances came from the men's 4x400 meter relay team of Sam Printy (Sandusky/Perkins), Clark Etzler (Elida), Tyler Neff (Navarre/Fairless) and AJ Digby (Tontogany/Otsego) who posted a win and the best time in NCAA Division III so far this year in the event at 3:15.05.

Louis Berry (Pittsburgh, Pa./Shady Side Academy) won the men's 60 meter dash with a time of 6.83 which is currently second in the nation while Daijana Johnson (Alliance) posted the third best time in the nation in the women's 60 meter dash at 7.73.

The Purple Raiders host the Jim Wuske Invitational next Saturday at Peterson Fieldhouse.