Men's Outdoor T&F Report (Week 1) - Mount Places 2nd at MSJ Invite
GREENWOOD, IN - The College of Mount St. Joseph men's outdoor track and field team placed second among seven schools at the Mount St. Joseph Invitational Friday evening. The Lions led three league schools at the meet, finishing behind Capital in the team standings.
The Lions scored a season-high 123 points at the meet and was led by the efforts of sophomore Micquelle Burton (Cincinnati, Ohio/Deer Park).
Burton had a career day contributing 49 of the Mount's 123 points. Burton had two first place finishes in individual events, the 100-Meter (11.38) and 200-Meter (22.68) dashes. The sophomore followed up his individual first place finishes by helping the 4x100 Meter Relay team to a third place finish (45.02) and the 4X400 Meter Relay team to a first place finish (3:33.69). Burton capped off his day with a third place showing in the high jump (1.82 meters) and a second place finish in the long jump (6.22 meters).
Hanover and Transylvania also competed in Cincinnati Friday. The Panthers earned a fourth place finish, while the Pioneers placed sixth overall.
Defiance College played host to the Dick Small Invitational on Saturday. The host Jackets placed second in the team standings, finishing behind champion Bethel.
DC’s Tom Postema (Defiance, Ohio/Tinora) won three events for the Jackets at the meet. The junior thrower won the shot put (53’ 1”), discus (156’ 5”), and hammer throw (178’ 11”) and currently ranks in the top ten nationally in all three events.
Bluffton also competed at Defiance, finishing sixth overall.
Rose-Hulman, Earlham, and Franklin all competed in Terre Haute at the non-scored Rose-Hulman Early Bird Meet.
RHIT senior Sutton Coleman (Lebanon, Va./H.S.) posted a strong early season time of 14.88 seconds in the 110-meter high hurdles. The mark currently ranks No. 2 nationally in NCAA Division III.
The Anderson men’s track and field team finished fourth at the Washington University Mini Meet on Saturday in St. Louis, Mo. Leonard Wells (Warsaw, Ind./H.S.) led the Ravens with a first-place finish in the discus (151' 11") and a runner-up placement in the shot put (45' 11").
This weekend all 10 HCAC schools will be in action on the track.
For the current HCAC men's track & field outdoor performance list, click here