WC men make it 2 in a row


Photo by David Wahl III

Photo by David Wahl III


Photo by David Wahl III


MARIETTA — For the second consecutive week, the Wilmington College men’s track and field team hit the road and returned to campus with a meet victory.

On Sunday, the Fightin’ Quakers scored 165 points as a team, defeating Muskingum University (128 points) and Marietta College (70 points).

Simon Heys took home first place in two events, winning the 1,000-meter run (2:39.50) and the mile run (4:31.72), beating teammates in both races.

Evan Whitaker, who finished second to Heys in the 1,000-meter run, crossed the finish line in 9:12.33 to win the 3,000-meter run. Rounding out the Quakers’ distance performances was Ryan Honkomp’s win in the 5,000-meter run (16:29.34).

In field events, Anthony Gilmore edged out teammate Max Queen to win the high jump with a leap that cleared 6-1.25. Chas O’Connell took home the pole vault with a mark of 10-11.75.

For throws, Blake Jamison won the shot put with a hurl of 44-8-75 while teammate Joe Shuga took third. In the weight throw, Shuga’s heave of 49-11.75 finished second to teammate Nate Marcum’s mark of 50-7-5.

“I thought both teams could win the meet and I’m happy to get the win on the men’s side,” WC head coach Ron Combs said. “Both teams did a good job and each week we get a little better. It was great to see some new people score some points for our team today and a few of them won events.”

Wilmington will head to Columbus this weekend with sprints and jumps at Capital University and distance and throwing events at Otterbein University.

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