19 compete at Jud Logan Light Giver Open


ASHLAND — The Wilmington College track & field teams sent 19 individuals to compete at the Jud Logan Light Giver Open hosted by Ashland University Saturday.

The event was originally scheduled for two days and moved to a single day due to weather in the region.

Six WC men threw in the weight throw with Joe Shuga leading the way. The fifth-year senior hurled a personal-best throw of 60-1.75 to finish eighth. That mark, currently the fifth-best in all of NCAA Division III, is just under a foot off the program record, set by Hank Benedict in 2001. JJ Durr placed three spots behind his teammate with a throw of 56-10 while Justin Shuga’s throw of 53-10.25 placed him 15th.

In track events, Simon Heys took fifth in the 3,000-meter run (8:26.84) while Noah Tobin finished 48th (9:04.91) in the same race. In the mile run, Eric Reynolds (41st in 4:40.08) and Josh Cyrus (45th in 4:41.25) finished within 90 seconds of each other. In middle distance, Aidan Henson took 47th in the 800-meter dash by crossing the finish line in 2:03.48. Reynolds and Henson teamed with Anthony Gilmore and George Rickett to run the distance medley relay in 11:03.56.

Kayli Sullivan led the way with a heave of 48-10 to place 20th while Megan Roell (40th at 41-7.75) and Lexi Grice (41st at 40-11-75tively.

Abby Lodewyck (37-3.75) and Molly Hafer (33-10) rounded out Wilmington’s placers.

Wilmington returns to action at the All-Ohio meet hosted by Otterbein University on Feb. 12.