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Track & Field posts solid performances

April 6, 2018

The Fighting Scots’ track and field teams got off to a solid start to this outdoor season at the Washington University Invitational where the women and men’s teams placed third and fourth, respectively, in a field comprised of 14 teams.

John Hintz was the only double winner on the day, which also earned him the honor of Midwest Conference Performer of the Week. His mark of 172’10” is a personal best that ranks him 16th in the nation in the hammer throw and his winning discus mark was 147’10”. Drew Thaxton finished third in the hammer with a mark of 150’10” with Ben Stillwell (144’7”) right behind him. Joe Krall capped off the day for the throwers with a runner-up finish in shot put with a 45’2-1/2” mark in the event.

The men and women took both 200-meter dash crowns. Cynthia Myers came across first for the women in a time of 26.21. Stone Darrow earned his first collegiate win with his top time of 22.48. Both Myers and Darrow also placed top 4 in the 100-meter dash. Myers finished second with a 12.80 and Darrow fourth on the men’s side with an 11.25.

Dan Evers was runner-up in the pole vault with the nation’s second-best mark at 17’2-3/4”, an outdoor PR for Evers and third-best height in the Fighting Scot’s record book. Vaughn Gentzler also earned a runner-up finish in the 110 hurdles, just .01 seconds out of first place.

Lilly Mendez took third and fourth in shot and discus, respectively, and Darice Brooks earned the same finishes in her events of the triple and long jump. Mendez had marks of 36’0-1/4” in the shot put and 104’8” in the discus. Brooks leapt 34’1-1/2” in the triple jump and 15’8-1/4” in the long.

Monmouth’s field event women also added two more thirds. Hannah McVey heaved the hammer throw 130’5” to place third while Madi Schulenberg cleared 4’11” in the high jump to place third. Seth Andersen placed fourth in the men’s triple jump with a 42” effort.

Lucas Sondgeroth
Contributing Writer

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