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Scots post impressive performances

April 7, 2017

The men’s and women’s track teams turned in top five finishes at the 12-team Washington University Invitational in St. Louis, Missouri.

The sprint squad for the Scots led by Senior Ethan Reschke had impressive performances. Reschke finished first in the 400-meter dash in a time of 48.87 which was good for the 12th-fastest time in Division III. The Senior followed up that performance with a second-place finish in the 200-meter clocking 21.88 earning him a 13th place ranking nationally. Hurdlers Payton Holmes and Carl O’Connor scored in 110-meter hurdles. Holmes won the event in a time of 15.06 and O’Connor placed seventh with a 16.59.

Pole vaulter Dan Evers debuted his outdoor season after a second-place finish in March at the indoor national championship meet. He cleared 16 feet 6 ¾ inches to tie for a second-place finish at the meet as well tying for second-place nationally.

The throwers for the Fighting Scots had several top performances on the day. In the shot-put Joe Krall and Ben Stillwell well placed in the top eight with Krall placing fourth and Stillwell eighth. In the discus, Colton Evans and Ben Stillwell also earned scoring marks with nearly identical distances. Evans placed sixth with a distance of 129 feet 10 inches and Stillwell seventh with 129 feet 6 inches.

On the women’s side, Joanna Podosek placed third in the 800-meter with a time of 2:15.44, good for a 14th ranking nationally. In the 100-meter dash the women’s team dominated once again. The trio of sprinters for the Scots placed 2-3-4. Briana Gardner was second in a time of 12.59, TaShea’ Tinglin third in 13.03, and Cynthia Myers fourth in 13.14.

A pair of strong distance and jump performances added to the strong showing by the Scots. On the distance side, Junior Cooper Pauley posted a minute personal best in the 10,000 meter-run with a time of 32:45.80. In the 800-meter run Sophomore Bryent Van De Wostine also ran a personal best time of 1:57.57. In the jumps, Darice Brooks finished fifth in the high jump clearing 4 feet 11 inches and Madi Schulenberg placed third in the same event reaching a height of 5 feet 1 inch.

The Monmouth track and field teams will travel to Galesburg this weekend to compete at the Knox Open.

Tate Heiple
Contributing Writer

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