WC men 9th at Cedarville Invitational

CEDARVILLE, Ohio – The Wilmington College men’s track & field team battled Mother Nature and the competition Saturday at the windy and rainy Cedarville University Invitational on Saturday.

The Fightin’ Quakers had a pair of dual-sport athletes tie in the long jump as both Luke Richardson and Colin Myers jumped 21-2.75 to tie for fourth place. Joe Shuga also scored points for Wilmington’s field events as the sophomore hurled the discus 104-0 and a fifth-place finish.

George Rickett represented Wilmington distance runners by finishing the 3,000-meter steeplechase in 10:52.09, good for fourth place. Elorm Dogbey placed sixth in the 400 meters.

Wilmington also had three individuals score points in the 100-meter dash. Adam Knaub (11.35 seconds), Aaron Koch (11.42 seconds) and Richardson (11.47 seconds) all finished in the top 10.

“We did a nice job of battling some difficult conditions,” said Ron Combs, WC head coach. “I’m happy that everyone came out of the meet healthy.

As a team, the Quakers finished in ninth place with 28 points as well as placing third among NCAA Division III schools in attendance.