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Scots track teams take third place

April 22, 2016

Both the men’s and women’s track and field teams placed third at the Lee Calhoun Memorial at Western Illinois University.

Timmy Williams and Adam Parr both put themselves in national contention in the 100-meter dash on Saturday with times of 10.71 and 10.75, respectively. Williams time is the fifth-fastest time in the nation while Parr’s time ranks him 11th in the nation.

Parr and Williams teamed up with Matt Trainor and James Wilson to win the 4×100 with a time of 41.70. Wilson and Parr also went 1-2 in the 200. Wilson ran a lifetime best 21.52. Ethan Reschke also earned the Scots some points in the 400 by finishing fourth with a 49.25. Reschke then joined Wilson, Parr and Trainor to place second in the 4×400 with a time of 3:19.37.

Monmouth’s hurdlers picked up a pair of fourth place finishes. Payton Holmes ran a 15.09 in the 110s while Vaughn Gentzler was just 75-hundredths out of first place with a time of 55.40.

Joe Ward and Dan Evers again finished 1-2 in the pole vault. Ward vaulted 16’ and Evers cleared 15’6-1/4”. Wilson jumped 23’0-3/4 in the long jump to take first, and Ben Burger set a personal-best in the hammer throw and finished fourth with a throw of 162’2”.

A lot of the women’s points came from javelin as they took 3 out of the top 4 spots. Madi Schulenberg took first with a throw of 117’2”. Ashley Castellanos and Erica Davis went 3-4 in the event with throws of 100’9” and 100’. Schulenberg also jumped 5’3” in high jump, which was good enough for third place. Lilly Mendez took second in the shot put with a throw of 39’5”.

Joanna Podosek won the 1500 by clocking a time of 4:46.18. She then teamed up with Brianna Gardner, Beka Wollenburg and Cynthia Myers to place second in the 4×400 with a time of 3:59.33. Junior Brittany Daniel placed second in the steeple chase with a time of 13:16.78, while Kaley Lobb finished fourth in 14:07.85.

Monmouth will head up the road to Augustana this weekend. Women will compete on Friday with the men scheduled for Saturday.

Cooper Pauley
Sports Contributor

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