WC men’s track, field wins MSJ Invitational


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CINCINNATI – Despite two athletes competing in the Jesse Owens Invitational, the Wilmington College men’s track and field team won the Mount Saint Joseph Invitational Saturday afternoon.

Blanchester High School product Joe Holcomb earned his first collegiate invitational victory by winning the shot put with a toss of 47-10.5.

The Quakers scored 202.2 points, edged runnerup Thomas More (198) and topped the six-team field. Antone Truss and Pierce Burnam did not compete at MSJ for Wilmington, they were at Ohio State University for the Jesse Owens Classic.

The Wilmington College women were runnersup at MSJ, trailing only the hosts 183 to 128.

Emma Burke clocked in with a 67.02 run in winning the 400-meter hurdles.

In the throwing events, Lauren Stacy took first in the shot put with a toss of 41-7 and the discus with an effort of 165-2.

For the men, AJ Hightower won the long jump, and the 200-meter dash in 22.37 seconds then teamed with Adam Knaub, Eric Flynn, Jr., and Jordan Jones to form a first-place 4×100-meter relay.

Gage Clemens earned first in the 5,000-meter run in 16:25.19. In the 400-meter hurdles, Aaron Koch hit the line first in 58.03 seconds.

In the field events, Colin Myers cleared a season best 6-0 and finished first. Butts was first in the discus (personal best 150-9) and the hammer throw (169-6). Alex Tillapaugh was event champion in the javelin with a toss of 154-11.

Cameron Phelps (4:17) and Cameron Erwin (4:28) had personal best times while competing in the 1,500-meter run.

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