(Geneva, Ohio) The opening night of the SPIRE Midwest Indoor Track & Field Open features just two events. The Cornerstone University Men scored a convincing win in one of them, lowering the school record in the process.
As he has the last four seasons, Jared Courtright led off the Distance Medley relay, running the 1200 meter leg in 3:10 which put the Golden Eagles in a three-way battle for the lead. Ryan Versen split 48 seconds for the 400 meter section as the top three remained tightly bunched. Zach Yeo held form with his 1:58 effort for 800 meters before passing off to Louis Falland. The junior eased his way to the front after 1200 meters then dropped the hammer for a 59 second final 400. His time for 1600 meter was an amazing 4:10 and opened a five second gap on Edinboro in second place.
CU's time of 10:06.35 demolished the school record of 10:11.72 set in 2010 by Courtright, Jacob Erickson, Yeo and Zach Ripley.
"This is the weekend when we like to see the national qualifying marks," said coach Rod Wortley. "This sets a great tone for tomorrow."