WC men, women finish as runnersup at Jenna Strong Inv.


By Samantha Williams - WC Contributor



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WILMINGTON – The Wilmington College men’s and women’s track and field teams both finished as runnersup Saturday at the Jenna Strong Invitational at Beckett Track.

Heidelberg took first place in both meets – 151 to 137 in the women’s portion over WC and 122 to 116 over WC on the men’s side.

For the men, Kalvin Butts was the pace-setter by winning the discus (44.27) and hammer throw (52.74).

Antone Truss won the high jump (1.91 meters) and finished third in the long jump (6.4).

Cameron Phelps was the first to hit the line in the 5,000-meter run, recording a time of 16:14.36.

Pierce Burnam won the triple jump with a 12.51 meter effort. Alex Tillapaugh won the javelin with a toss of 47.62. Burnam was second in the 400-meter hurdles in 54.97seconds.

Burnam claimed second-place in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 54.97.

For the women, Lauren Stacy led a strong showing in the throwing events for the Fightin’ Quakers.

Stacy was first in the shot put (12.39 meters) while Kayli Sullivan finished in second (11.09). In the discus, it was a 1-3 finish as Stacy was on top (41.61) and Sullivan was third (35.82).

Stacy then made it a three-victory day with a winning toss of 48.51 meters in the hammer throw. Zara Zeller (38.85) was third and Sullivan came in fourth.

Morgan Loomis got in on the winning act in the javelin with a throw of 29.4 meters.

On the track, WC had a pair of wins – Allison Helmke in the 3,000-meter steeplechase (13:13.51) and Emma Burke in the 100-meter hurdles (16.17).

Burke ran second in the 400-meter hurdles in 68.33 seconds.

Burke then teamed with Cheyenne Rhodes, Mckenzie Hamm and Miranda Gibson to finish third in 4:28.09. Hamm and Rhodes are Blanchester High School graduates.

Wilmington heads to the All-Ohio Outdoor Track and Field Championships hosted by Ohio Wesleyan University Saturday. Competition is scheduled to begin at 11:30 a.m.

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By Samantha Williams

WC Contributor