WSC indoor track teams back in action

The Wayne State College indoor track and field teams saw their first action in 2020 following the holiday break Saturday, competing at the Ward Haylett Doane University Invitational in Crete.

Wildcat throwers got the day off to a strong start as Cade Kalkowski and Dylan Kaup posted a 1-2 finish in the weight throw, recording marks of 63-6 3/4 and 62-1 3/4, respectively.

Ben Allen posted a fifth place finish in the shot put (49-6 1/4) while Mikhail Sands was sixth in the long jump at 21-9.

In running events, the Wildcat 3,200-meter relay team of Bryce Holcomb, Nathan Pearson, Brock Hegarty and Nathan Hiemer ran a time of 8:18.42. Pearson posted a fourt- place finish in the mile run (4:40.04) with teammates Holcomb and Hegarty finishing fifth and seventh with times of 4:40.43 and 4:45.96.

Preston Davis came in sixth place in the 60-meter hurdle finals (8.73) and was ninth in the 400-meter dash in 53.95 seconds.

Other Wildcat finishers included Dylan Kessler taking sixth in the 3,000-meter run (9:32.26), Michael Kueny was seventh in the 400-meter dash (53.47) and Bailey Peckham placed seventh in the 3,000-meter run at 9:33.66.

In women’s action, Allie Rosener scored a first-place finish in the 3,000-meter run while thrower Mckenzie Scheil placed second in the weight throw and third in the shot put to lead the way.

Rosener led a 1-2-3 finish for the Wildcats in the 3,000-meter run, crossing the tape first in a time of 10:57.86 followed by Jade Rickard (11:00.51) and Andrea Torres (11:24.85).

Scheil had a strong day with a second place mark in the weight throw (58-5 3/4) and third in the shot put (44-1 1/4).

Another second-place finish came from Kim Johnson in the mile run (5:43.40), Jorydn Pester placed second in the 400-meter dash (1:02.28) while Ali Dykman tied for second in the high jump, clearing 5-3.

Kenzie Sullivan collected a third-place mark in the weight throw (53-6 1/2) followed by Tia Jones in sixth (50-2 1/2) and Sarah Stang seventh at 49-6 1/2. Jones also took eighth in the shot put (39-0 1/2).

Other top Wildcat finishes were Brianna Crouch fourth in the mile run (6:01.62), Joan Jelimo fourth in the 600-meter run at 1:45.19, Marin Jetensky fifth in the one mile run (6:05.96) and Amanda Mote seventh at 6:12.98. Hanna Lazure was sixth in the high jump at 5-1.

Wayne State will compete again on Saturday, Jan. 18 at the Dordt Invite in Sioux Center, Iowa.

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