Ind.) The Cornerstone University men's Track & Field team finished the
regular season putting up 11 personal best performances covering every event
two events, the long jump and the weight throw proved productive. A trio of
jumpers improved their best distances. Eric Schroeder took third with his 21'
4" leap and Logan Norton fourth with a new PR 21' 2". Brandon Hart placed
eighth jumping 19' 11.25". Bryant
Langdon picked up points for fourth in the weight throw with a toss of 53'
8.25". Ross Raymond extended his best to 42' 7" placing ninth.
track, Jared Courtright waged a terrific battle with Devin Lea of Aquinas in
the 5,000 meters. After running the first two miles in 4:49 and 4:57, Jared
cranked out a 4:52 last mile and covered the final 200 meters in 32.4. His new
PR of 15:12.11 left him 1.5 seconds behind Lea at the finish. Travis Mabe
snagged a point in sixth, running 15:30.76.
jump proved to be one of the most exciting events of the evening. Herb Gary of
Indiana Tech produced the highest jump in the NAIA this season, clearing 7'
.25" setting a new meet record. Cornerstone's Cameron Hill, came into the meet seeded
seventh. After raising his PR to 6'
4.75", Hill made the next height at 6' 6.75" putting him in third, breaking the
CU freshman record of 6' 6" set by Kenny Tuffelmire in 2009 and equaling the
NAIA provisional qualifying standard.
weight throw, Raymond returned to the circle in the shot put, placing ninth.
His second attempt measured 43' 11.75" breaking his freshman record set in
meters was a terrific three-way battle between Caleb Teachout of Aquinas,
Austen Barnes of Indiana Tech and CU's Zach Yeo. The trio raced three across
down the homestretch with Teachout grabbing the win in 1:22.33 just ahead of
Barnes (1:22.73) and Yeo (1:23.01).
Falland took third in the mile, running 4:24.34. Freshman Tyler Steigenga was
eighth in a PR 4:45.58. Falland returned in the 1000 meters, placing third
again in 2:36.08. Specer Perry's PR 2:38.08 was good for fourth.
sprint action, Ryan Versen took third in the 400 meters, clocking 49.55. Eric
Schroeder and Jeshurun Washington ran new bests in the 200 meters. Schroeder
finished eighth in 22.72 and Washington eleventh in 22.99.
In the final
distance event, Courtright and Lea met again with similar results. Justin
Bateson of Siena Heights got the win at 8:52.44 with Lea 1.05 ahead of Jared's
8:57.52 effort for third.
squad of Schroeder, Adam Duerksen, Versen and Yeo combined for third in
Heights extended their WHAC winning streak to five, taking the team title with
152.5 points, with Aquinas getting very close with 147.5. Indiana Tech scored 109 for third,
Cornerstone's 76 points put them fourth ahead of Davenport (65) and Concordia