WC men 9th, women 16th in All-Ohio indoor meet

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WESTERVILLE — Eight members of the Wilmington College men’s and women’s track and field teams competed in the Indoor All-Ohio Championship hosted by Otterbein University Saturday.

The Fightin’ Quakers finished 16th on the women’s side and ninth on the men’s.

Women’s Team:

Freshman Emma Burke opened the meet for the women with a 12th place finish in the prelims of the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 9.90. This time did not advance Burke to finals, but it was a 0.06 second improvement over her seed time.

Junior Lauren Stacy was the only other member of the WC women’s team to travel to the meet. Stacy finished fourth in the weight throw with a throw of 16.09m and tenth in the shot put (11.88m).

Men’s Team:

Senior Antone Truss was the highest finisher for the Fightin’ Quakers over the course of the meet finishing first in the high jump, clearing a height of 2.06-meters. The height of this jump currently has Truss tied for seventh in the country in Division III jumps. Truss also competed in the triple jump where he finished 14th, jumping a distance of 11.88-meters.

Junior Kalvin Butts earned the next highest finish for the men. His toss to a distance of 15.56-meters in the weight throw not only earned him fourth-place, but was also a seasonal best.

Junior Pierce Burnam set yet another WC track record with his 8.52 in the 60-meter hurdles which earned him sixth-place. Burnam also finished sixth in the triple jump with a jump of 12.70-meters.

Burnam teamed up with freshmen Aaron Koch and Adam Knaub, and sophomore Eric Flynn, Jr. for a 4×200-meter relay. The quartet finished 11th with a time of 2:00.15.

Freshman Kaner Butler rounded out the Fightin’ Quakers team. Butler competed in the triple jump, where his jump of 11.72-meters placed him 15th.

These finishes were combined with Burnam’s second place heptathlon finish in the All-Ohio Combined Events Championship last week, and helped WC finish ninth with a total of 29 points.

“We really had a good day at the All-Ohio championship,” WC coach Ron Combs said. “The men had a great day with Antone winning the high jump and Kalvin having a great finish in the weight throw. Pierce had a strong meet to continue the momentum he built in the heptathlon a week ago. We took a small group to the meet, but they competed well.”

The Fightin’ Quakers will travel to Mount Union Saturday for an invitational.

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