Baldwin Wallace Track and Field Athletes Compete at Rocket Invitational
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TOLEDO, OHIO -- Select Baldwin Wallace University individual performers competed today (Friday, May 4, 2012) at the Rocket Invitational hosted by the University of Toledo. The meet consisted of athletes from NCAA Division I, II and III schools as well as junior colleges hoping to qualify for the 2012 National Championship Meet.
The NCAA Division III Championships will be hosted Claremont-Mudd-Scripps in Claremont, California on May 24-26. To date, the Yellow Jackets have three individuals and one relay team qualified as the championship meet will consist of the top 20 athletes in each event.
The men were led by junior All-American thrower Mitch Supan (Medina/Walsh Jesuit) as he finished second in the hammer with a throw of 179’2.39”, second in the discus with a season-best throw of 172’7” and second in the shot put with a mark of 52’11”. In addition to Supan, junior Zach Marinucci (Brunswick) was first in the shot put (54’3”), third in the hammer (164’3.65”) and fifth in the discus (160’). Senior Miles Moore (Gettysburg, Pa./Delone Catholic) took third in the shot with a mark of 50’5”.
In the running events, the BW men were led by sophomore Kevin Johnson (Maple Heights/St. Ignatius) as he captured second in the 100-meter dash in a time of 11.10. Freshman Dannie Mack (Massillon/Washington) finished second in the 400-meter hurdles in a time 1:01.18 and freshman Alex Evers (Middlefield /Berkshire) was fourth in a time of 1:03.90. Senior Daniel Sloat (Medina) took third in the 200-meter dash in a season-best time of 23.59. Sophomore Dusan Vasic (Broadview Heights/Brecksville-Broadview Heights) placed third in 1,500-meter run as he crossed the finish line in a season-best time of 4:11.81 while senior Andrew Beck (Canandaigua, N.Y. /Canandaigua Academy) took fifth in a time of 4:16.38. Sophomore Stephen Humbert (Middletown/Lakota East) finished third in the 3,000-meter in a time of 11:11.81.
The women’s squad was led by senior thrower Leslie Purnell (Springfield/Catholic Central) who finished second in the hammer (152’0.40”) and fourth in both the discus and shot with marks of 130’10” (discus) and a season-best throw of 43’5” (shot put). Junior Cristina Perrine (Middleburg Heights/Midpark) took second in the discus (141’5”) and placed fifth in both the hammer and shot put with a marks of 145’4.09” (hammer) and season-best throw of 41’9” (shot put) . Freshman Danielle Torrence (Canton/South) took fifth in the discus with season-best throw of 127’5”. Sophomore Victoria Brown (Berlin Center/Western Reserve) took third in the high jump with a leap of five feet two inches.
In the running events, the Yellow Jacket women were led by the winning 4x100-meter relay team of consisting of juniors Brittany Sterling (Lima),Kaylan Lemon (Canton/Massillon Perry) and Lauren Nanni (Parma/Padua Franciscan) and sophomore Shequello Greeno (Lima) as they crossed the finish line in a season-best time of 49.18. Lemon also took fifth in the 100-meter dash in a time of 12.73. Sophomore Brooke Hradisky (Aurora) placed fifth in the 800-meter and 3,000-meter runs in a times of 2:22.19 and 12:25.30 respectively.
The Yellow Jacket qualifying hopefuls are back in action on Friday, May 11 when they will travel to Meadville, Pennsylvania to compete in Gator Invitational hosted by Allegheny College. The final last chance meet takes place on May 18 when the hopefuls will travel to Naperville, Illinois to compete in the Gregory Invitational hosted by North Central College
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