(Marion, Ind.) Five
of the six Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference schools sent teams to Indian
Wesleyan's Wildcat Invitational. The meet turned into a preview of the February
19 WHAC Championship with the Cornerstone men five personal bests and winning
got things going with his third place finish in the 5,000 meters. His time of
15:42.20 also made him the top WHAC runner in the field ahead of seven
The 400 meters was
an even bigger conference battle. CU's Zach Yeo, Ryan Versen and 2010 alum,
Jacob Erickson were joined on the homestretch by Davenport's Alex Blehm. The
quartet raced four across over the final 20 meters. Yeo took the win in 50.47
with Blehm credited with the same time Erickson was .10 back and Versen .19
behind in a PR, 50.66. Two steps beyond the finish, Blehm lost his balance,
knocking Yeo to the track. When they untangled, Zach left some blood on the
track from several spike marks to his hand.
Versen led a trio
of CU hurdles to best times in the 60 meter hurdle semi-finals clocking 8.95
ahead of John Klumpp (9.04) and Spencer Perry (9.33). Ryan and John advanced to
the finals placing seventh and eighth.
joined Spencer, Versen and Yeo for the 4 x 400 meter relay where they won in
3:24.59 ahead of Siena Heights' 3:25.15.