MARION, Ind. - Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC) athletes faired well at the 2012 NAIA Outdoor Track &Field National Championships hosted by Indiana Wesleyan. Indiana Tech finished in the top 10 in both the men's and women's team race and 50 individuals earned All-American status.
of Siena Heights
cleared six inches more than the next competitor to claim the national title in the women's pole vault on opening day. The junior missed her first attempt at the starting height, but didn't miss again until the fourth increase at 12-07.5. She cleared the winning height on her second try while four others failed.
men's 4x800 Relay Team of Nick Thelen
, Grant Gunneson
, Dustin Heiler
, Caleb Teachout
set a new school record by nearly nine seconds with a time of 7:27.97 to win the school's first national relay championship.
On the final day of the three-day meet, Igor Morales
of Indiana Tech
was crowned national champion after he edged Siena Heights
' Richard Depalma
in a jump off. Both vaulters cleared the winning height of16-06.75 on their second try.
Women's Team Scores
9. Indiana Tech, 33 pts.
12. Cornerstone, 19 pts.
19. Siena Heights, 17.75 pts.
37. Aquinas, 6 pts.
50. Davenport, 2 pts.
Pole Vault - Lenzey Stidham, Siena Heights, 1st (12-07.5)
Race Walk - Janelle Brown, Cornerstone, 2nd (27:07.29)
Monica Lawrence, Cornestone, 4th (29:12.67)
Hammer Throw - Talitha Robertson, Davenport, 7th (165-05)
Javelin - Brianna Nordby, Siena Heights, 7th (140-07)
Heptathlon - Brittany Green, Cornerstone, 6th (4480)
Triple Jump - Stacia Murray, Indiana Tech, 6th (38-01.5)
High Jump - Phoenix Duncan, Siena Heights, T2nd (5-06)
Discus - Emily Smith, Aquinas, 3rd (153-01)
400 Hurdles - Zalika Dixon, Indiana Tech, 3rd (57.93)
800 Meters - Julie Oosterhouse, Cornerstone, 6th (2:12.89)
200 Meters - Adella King, Indiana Tech, 2nd (23.33)
- Jamela Kinbrough, Indiana Tech, 7th (24.84)
4x100 Relay - Indiana Tech (Emaryne Watt, Adella King, Abigail Torian, Chloe Brooks), 2nd (45.01)
4x400 Relay - Indiana Tech (Zalika Dixon, Chloe Brooks, Shayne Armbrister, Adella King), 3rd (3:42.95)
Men's Team Scores
5. Indiana Tech, 41 pts.
11. Siena Heights, 25 pts.
19. Cornerstone, 14 pts.
22. Aquinas, 12 pts.
50. Davenport, 4 pts.
Decathlon - Calvin Sullins, Siena Heights, 8th (6480)
110 Hurdles - Logan Moore, Siena Heights, 4th (14.36)
Race Walk - Cody Risch, Cornerstone, 2nd (22:57.70)
- Nathan Vanderwall, Cornerstone, 8th (26:23.33)
Hammer Throw - Jason Cogswell, Davenport, 7th (189-09)Discus
- Aaron Baker, Indiana Tech, 4th (172-06)
- Will Hinton, Siena Heights, 8th (162-08)
High Jump - David Army, Indiana Tech, 3rd (6-09.75)
- Herb Gary, Indiana Tech, 4th (6-09.75)
Pole Valut - Igor Morales, Indiana Tech, 1st (16-06.75)
- Richard Depalma, Siena Heights, 2nd (16-06.75)
Marathon - Brett Smith, Siena Heights, 7th (2:34:43.3)
Steeplechase - Louis Falland, Cornerstone, 8th (9:26.52)
400 Hurdles - Ryan Versen, Cornerstone, 5th (52.28)
- Brandon Reynard, Indiana Tech, 6th (52.29)
400 Meters - Alex Blehm, Davenport, 7th (47.24)
200 Meters - Dontaey Paige, Indiana Tech, 3rd (21.13)
4x100 Relay - Aquinas (Blake Garvey, Ryan Parminter, Jake Sanders, Rumeal McKinney), 7th (40.88)
4x400 Relay - Siena Heights (Ryan Mcelyea, Anton Darby, Logan Moore, Doug Dawson), 2nd (3:10.86)
- Indiana Tech (Jordan Foster, Austen Barnes, Brandon Reynard, D'Quan Ruth), 3rd (3:11.22)
4x800 Relay - Aquinas (Nick Thelen, Grant Gunneson, Dustin Heiler, Caleb Teachout), 1st (7:27.97)