Men's Track Fourth at G-MAC Championships

Men's Track Fourth at G-MAC Championships

(HILLSDALE, Mich.) – The Walsh men's track & field team added considerably to its team score from yesterday, but finished fourth with a total of 110 points.

Mark Hadley had another big day after his conference championship yesterday in the 5,000 meter run with a second place finish in the 3,000 meter run on a time of 8:34.03. Steven Kapes followed him four seconds later at 8:38.36 for third place.

Lane Knoch was second in the 60 meter hurdles with a time of 8.19. Solomon Yoder finished fifth in the 800 meter run with a time of 1:57.76. Jacob Caniford added another point with an eighth place finish with a time of 1:59.35. Caniford was also seventh in the mile run with a time of 4:21.26. Hunter Williams finished eighth in the 200 meter dash with a time of 23 seconds flat.

Williams, Knoch, Yoder, and Brandyn Neal all ran on the 4x400 meter relay team that finished sixth with a time of 3:26.88.

Dante Penza finished third in the shot put with a throw of 16.09 meters. Marcus Myers was right behind him with a mark of 15.84 meters.

A trio of Cavaliers placed in the heptathlon with Andrew Dowdell leading the group with 3,849 points to finish fourth. Conner Hluch was fifth with 3,750 points, and Peyton Speicher was sixth with 3,724 points.

Varney Pelima finished fourth in the triple jump with a distance of 13.65 meters and fifth in the high jump with a height of 1.99 meters. Ronald Robinson was also eighth in the triple jump at 12.99 meters.

The Cavs now wait to see who qualifies for the national championships in two weeks. That meet will take place in Pittsburg, Kansas on March 9 and 10.