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Scots shatter indoor track records

February 19, 2016

Photo courtesy of Dan Nolan

The men and women track teams competed at the Fighting Scots Invite hosted by Monmouth College this past Saturday.

The Fighting Scots beat some of their lifetime records on the Huff Athletic Center’s Niblock Track. Ethan Reschke made Monmouth College history by coming in first in the 400 meter dash, beating the record set by his older brother Luke Reschke.

Payton Holmes set a personal best for the 60 meter hurdle. A fieldhouse record set by a competitor kept Joe Ward from coming in first in high jump. Dan Evers tied for fourth in high jump. Tate Heiple led the men’s long distance runners with a sixth place finish.

“Overall we had a great meet,” said sophomore Cooper Pauley. “There were a lot of personal bests and we were very focused to make it a good meet. It was our last indoor home meet and we only have one more meet left before the conference meet.”

For the women’s team, there were eight top performers. Briana Gardner and Beka Wollenburg set records for the two fastest league times in the 200 meter race. Gardner placed fourth with a time of 26.29 with the MWC’s best time, while Wollenburg set her lifetime best at 26.33, placing second in the league and finishing sixth.

For distance events, Joanna Podosek ran a personal record in her 800-meter event, finishing second with a time of 2:19.76, only a second behind the winner. Amy Wollenburg was only a second off of placing first in the 3,000 meter run finishing with a time of 11:22.05.

“I am proud of my teammates and how the meet this past weekend went,” said Beka Wollenburg. ”We had some personal bests and improvements in the conference rankings. To get better we have to continue to work hard, buy into our coaches training plan and continue to be supportive of each other.”

Sydney Jones set a personal best for the triple jump with a distance of 35’01/2” placing sixth. Madi Schulenberg finished seventh with a 33’8” performance. Darice Brooks took seventh at 4’101/2” and Mikayla Bolton tied for eighth after clearing 4’83/4”.

Monmouth will compete in the Jim Green Invite this Saturday.

Aaron Street
Contributing Writer

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