Men's Track and Field Eighth at OAC Championships

Men's Track and Field Eighth at OAC Championships

Story by Samantha Williams

BEXLEY, Ohio - The Wilmington College men's indoor track and field team competed in the final day of the Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) Championship Meet on Saturday. Of the 10 competing teams, the Fightin' Quakers finished the meet in eighth place with a total of 32 points. 
 
Pierce Burnam led the team in today's competition with his third-place finish in the 500-meter dash with a time of 1:06.84. He also finished fourth in the triple jump with a distance of 12.80 meters.
 
AJ Hightower turned in the team's next highest, individual place finish. He earned fourth place in the 200-meter dash with a time of 23.00 seconds. 
 
The quartet of Hightower, Burnam, Aaron Koch, and Adam Knaub claimed sixth place in the 4-x-200-meter relay, crossing the tape in 1:33.77, two seconds faster than their seed time. 
 
Hightower, Burnam, Koch, and Eric Flynn, Jr. made up the Quakers' 4-x-400-meter relay which earned seventh place with a time of 3:34.70. 
 
Joe Holcomb threw 13.66 meters in the shot put to earn 13th place. 
 
In the 3,000-meter run, Cameron Phelps achieved21st place, crossing the finish line in 9:31.20. 
 
For the majority of the Fightin' Quakers, this meet marks the end of the indoor season. They'll take to the outdoor track on Friday, March 23 at the Emory Invitational.
 
Those that are within reach of qualifying for the NCAA DIII Indoor National Championship will continue on to the Last Chance Meet hosted by Ohio Northern University on March 2 and 3 in hopes to meet the qualifying standards for the NCAA meet which will be held on March 9 and 10 in Birmingham, Alabama.