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Saints Win 11 Events at Championships

02/19/2012 – The men's and women's indoor track & field teams placed 2nd and 4th respectively at the WHAC Indoor Championships contested at Trine University. Indiana Tech won the league championships on the women's side with 183 points, while Siena Heights captured a close men's portion with 152.5 points.

The Saints captured conference championships in eleven events. Earning All-Conference accolades included: Rumeal McKinney (60m & 200m), Caleb Teachout (600m), Nick Thelen (800m), Grant Gunneson (1000m), Dustin Heiler (Mile), Devin Lea (5000m), Carly Plank (Mile & 3000m), Alina Dhaseleer (5000m), and Emily Smith (Weight Throw).

Other highlights included a new school record for Emily Smith in the weight throw (57-10.25), Jordan Gerard with the second best vault of all-time (14-11), and Joe Stachowicz with the fourth furthest toss in the weight throw (54-8.25).

Final Team Standings:

Men
1. Siena Heights 152.5
2. Aquinas 147.5
3. Indiana Tech 109
4. Cornerstone 76
5. Davenport 65
6. Concordia 6

Women
1. Indiana Tech 183
2. Cornerstone 132
3. Siena Heights 102
4. Aquinas 89
5. Davenport 48
6. Concordia 0

The Saints will return to action on Saturday at the Michigan Indiana Championships. The meet will be contested at Calvin College.

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