(Marion, Ind.) Louis Falland put his name near the top of another event on the NAIA national qualifying lists, taking a teammate with him at the Wildcat Invitational hosted by Indiana Wesleyan University.
Looking for a fast time in the 1,000 meters, Cornerstone entered 400 meter runner, Nicholas Hayes to ensure a fast pace. Hayes played the role of the rabbit to perfection leading through the first 400 meters in 57.4 before peeling off on the backstretch as Louis took the lead. The Australian kept control of the rest of the way, covering the last 400 meters in 59.4, winning in 2:29.32. Behind him, Matt Adair from Indiana Tech and CU's Zach Bourdon battled for second and third with Bourdon claiming his first NAIA automatic qualifier in an individual event finishing third in 2:31.50. Falland's time is the second fastest in the NAIA this season.
Ryan Versen and Spencer Perry took second and fourth in the 400 meters with Versen clocking 49.89 to Perry's 51.96. In the 600 meters, Zach Yeo earned a provisional qualifying mark with his runner up finish time of 1:22.01.
In the seldom run 4 x 200 meter relay, Versen put the Golden Eagles in front and freshmen Tyler Kubik, Austin Hazen and Jon Brinks maintained that position, running 1:33.32 for the win.
Eric Schroeder improved his long jump best to 21' 7.25" to take third. Logan Norton was fourth in both the triple jump and the pole vault. His 40' 9.75" effort was new best in the triple jump and he cleared 14' 6" in the vault.
In the throws circle, Bryant Langdon took second in the 35 pound weight throw improving his NAIA provisional mark to 54' 8.75". Mike Mahon took sixth, breaking his freshman record on each of his last two attempts, extending the mark to 48' 6.25".
Versen, Perry, Bourdon and Yeo combined for second in the 4 x 400 meter relay, running 3:24.70.