(Geneva, Ohio) Senior Kris
Shear ended his Indoor Track & Field Career with a second place finish in
the 3,000 meter race walk. The race featured a rematch of the dual he and Josh
Wiseman of Cedarville had on February 11. Things started the same with Shear
leading and Wiseman just off his right shoulder. Shortly after halfway, Wiseman
moved to the front then Chris Tegtmeier came charging up from third to take the
lead. Kris responded over the final 200 meters to overtake Wiseman and hold him
off. Tegtmeier broke the meet record by a half second in 12:15.95. Shear's time
of 12:20.49 broke his school record set in February and earned Indoor
All-America honors for the second straight season.
Zach Yeo ran a nearly perfect race in the 600 meters. After passing through 200
meters in 24 seconds and 400 meters in 51 seconds, the sophomore held a spot
along the rail in lane one. Coming off the final turn with four competitors in
front of him, Yeo threaded his way between two of them making strong push to
the finish. Needing to place first or second to qualify automatically for
Saturday's final, Zach and David Eads of Concordia, NE both leaned across the
line. Eads prevailed 1:20.29 to Yeo's 1:20.30. That time survived the final heat,
giving Zach a spot in the finals along with a new school record.
In the 3,000 meter semi-final Jared Courtright ran 8:54.84 placing eleventh.