WC men, women improve at OAC indoor meet


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MARIETTA – The Wilmington College men’s track & field team improved on its place from last season by finishing the 2020 Indoor Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) in sixth place.

The WC women were ninth in the meet, also an improvement from a season ago.

The Fightin’ Quakers had three women’s relay teams that scored including the 4×400-meter relay team of Emma Burke, Cheyenne Rhodes, Sidney Fields and Miranda Gibson that took fourth with a time of 4:15.46.

The same four individuals also competed in the 4×200-meter relay, crossing the finish line in sixth place with a mark of 1:52.17.

The third relay – the distance medley relay – Sidney Yontz, Burke, Katie Hughes and Milena Wahl also finished sixth, turning in a season-best time of 13:21.45.

Individually, Burke finished seventh in the 55-meter hurdles with a time of 8.90 seconds.

On Friday, Kayli Sullivan highlighted the women’s individual performances with a sixth-place finish in the weight throw, hurling a mark of 46-7.5.

For the men, Jeff Clydesdale garnered All-OAC honors with a third-place finish in the high jump (1.88 meters). Colin Myers and Anthony Gilmore also scored for the Fightin’ Quakers, placing sixth and seventh in the event respectively. In the shot put, Blake Jamison’s heave of 14.79 meters earned him a sixth-place finish.

Two distance runners scored for Wilmington including Simon Heys’ fourth-place time of 8:47.91 in the 3,000-meter run. The freshman finished less than three seconds from All-OAC honors. Additionally, Taton Bertsch placed seventh in the 1,000-meter run in 2:35.66.

In relay events, the Quakers’ foursome of Bertsch, Aaron Koch, Josh Cyrus and Heys earned All-OAC honors in the distance medley relay to post the squad’s top relay finish (10:34.71).

The 4×400-meter relay team of Koch, Bertsch, Clydesdale and Adam Knaub turned in a time of 3:35.73 to finish fourth. Finally, Koch, Knaub, Gilmore teamed with Max Queen to finish the 4×200-meter relay in eighth place (1:35.50).

On Friday at the OAC meet, Wilmington had two individuals garner sixth-place finishes with Max Queen’s leap of 21-1.25 in the long jump and Joe Shuga’s heave of 49-7.25 in the weight throw.

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