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(Findlay, Ohio) Cornerstone Track & Field's multi-events man, Spencer Perry entered the two-day heptathlon competition at the Findlay University Indoor Classic with his sights set on scoring 3750 points.
The sophomore from Adrian, MI began by clipping 2/100ths off his best time in the 60 meter dash, running 7.73. After an average performance in the long jump of 17' 11.5", Perry came up big in the last two events of day one. In the shot put he added 2 feet to his previous best with a toss of 33' 10.25" then cleared 6' 5" in the high jump. Perry's point total of 2387 put him 5th in the field going into the second day.
Saturday morning, Spencer picked up where he left off, knocking .11 of his best time in the 60 meter hurdles finishing in 9.14. From there he cleared a new best of 10' 11.75" in the pole vault then finished the day with a four second PR in the 1000 meters of 2:44.01, finishing 9 seconds ahead of the next competitor.
Spencer's score for both days totaled 4375, moving him to fourth and bettering the NAIA minimum standard of 3750.
Friday evening, Cornerstone's race walkers open their season. Cody Risch was the top collegiate finisher covering 3000 meters in 13:09.68 placing 4th. His time was well under the NAIA automatic qualifying standard of 14:00.00. Freshmen, Isaac Withrow (15:38.54) and Tyler Steigenga (15:59.00) finished 11th and 12th.