WC trio competes in Last Chance Meet


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HILLSDALE, Mich. — Three members of the Wilmington College men’s and women’s track and field teams traveled to Hillsdale College Friday to compete in an unscored Last Chance Meet in hopes of bettering their national rankings.

If so, the athletes help their chances of qualifying for the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships meet.

Junior Lauren Stacy was the lone member of the women’s team to make the trip to compete. Stacy threw 43.53-meters in the hammer throw, 39.60-meters in the discus throw, and 12.71-meters in the shot put.

Unfortunately, none of these throws were further than her previous throws to-date. Her best throws have her ranked 45th (discus throw), 48th (shot put), and 51st (hammer throw) nationally.

Two members of the men’s team, junior Kalvin Butts and junior Pierce Burnam competed over the course of the day.

Butts participated in the men’s hammer throw where he threw 50.19-meters. This was his best throw to date and has him ranked 81st, nationally.

Burnam competed in the men’s 400-meter hurdles and crossed the finish line in 53.87 second. This was not his best run to date; his best run comes from the All-Ohio Outdoor Championships and has him ranked 18th nationally.

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