Men's Outdoor T&F Report (Week 2) - Anderson Claims Title at AU Invitational
GREENWOOD, IN - The Anderson University men’s track and field team won the three-team AU Invitational at Macholtz Stadium on Saturday. The Ravens won the meet with 143 points, followed by Earlham (115) and Thomas More (74).
Anderson’s Leonard Wells (Warsaw, Ind./H.S.) won three events for the Ravens at the meet to lead the scoring. The senior thrower won the shot put (46’ .5”), discus (151’ 8”), and hammer throw (126’ 6”).
Earlham earned a second place finish and was led by Jacob Naegeli (Trout Creek, Mon./Thompson Falls). The senior won the 3,000-meter steeplechase (10:00.9) and the 5,000-meter run (15:45.2).
Franklin College was the highest placing HCAC school at the 14-team Hanover Invitational over the weekend. The Grizzlies finished second behind Wabash at the event.
FC junior Georard Mitchell (Indianapolis, Ind./Howe) won the 100-meter dash in 11.00 seconds, finished second in the 200-meter dash (22.43), and was the anchor on Franklin’s 4X400-meter relay team, which finished third with a time of 3:26.60.
Manchester (3rd), Mount St. Joseph (5th), Hanover (10th), and Transylvania (14th) also competed at the meet.
Rose-Hulman competed against Division I competition at Purdue University Saturday. The meet however was not scored.
RHIT’s Sutton Coleman (Lebanon, Va./H.S.) recorded a school record and the fastest 110-meter high hurdles time in NCAA Division III this year at the event. The senior set the new top mark in NCAA Division III with a time of 14.49 in the 110-meter high hurdles (3rd place) and narrowly missed a school record with a 200-meter dash time of 22.08 seconds (4th place) at the meet.
Defiance College was also in action, placing 2nd overall at the Defiance Yellow Jacket Open on Friday. The Jackets finished alongside Taylor with 173 points, trailing champion Adrian by only 11 points.
This weekend's schedule features nine schools in action (schedule).
For the current HCAC men's track & field outdoor performance list, click here