BEREA – The Wilmington College men’s track and field team competed in the first of two days of the Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) Indoor Track and Field Championship on Friday.
The event, hosted by Baldwin Wallace University will end today, with the finals of today’s prelim events, as well as the finals of all events that have yet to be contested. Of today’s contested events, all field events were final attempts, while all running events, except the 3000-meter run and the distance medley relay, were preliminary attempts.
At the conclusion of day one, the Fightin’ Quakers are not yet on the leaderboard, as no athletes broke into the top-eight finishers in any of the event finals offered this afternoon.
Junior Pierce Burnam (New Richmond, OH/New Richmond) led the way for the Fightin’ Quakers in Friday’s session. In the preliminaries of the 500-meter run, Burnam finished third, earning a spot in tomorrow’s finals, with a time of 1:06.73.
In the 55-meter hurdles, Burnam just squeaked into finals with his eighth-place, 8.01-second finish in the preliminaries.
The distance medley relay was the only other event in which the Fightin’ Quakers broke into the top-ten finishes. Junior Griffin Stith (Batavia, OH/Batavia), freshman Adam Knaub, and sophomores Elliott Phillimore (Old Fort, OH/Old Fort) and Rick Pride earned ninth with a time of 11:30.22.
The Fightin’ Quakers return to the track tomorrow for the conclusion of the OAC Indoor Track and Field Championship.