The Aquinas men’s and women’s outdoor track and field teams concluded their events at the WHAC Championships on Friday (May 3rd) at Davenport’s Farmers Athletic Complex. The tournament was hosted by Cornerstone.
Alexis Miller (SR/Caledonia, MI) was crowned the WHAC Champion in the 1500 meters with a time of 4:41.83. Colette Lark(SO/Tecumseh, Michigan) was fifth with a time of 4:56.58. She was named first team All-WHAC.
Victoria Faber (FR/Canton, Michigan) won the WHAC Championship in the pole vault with a mark of 3.87, this is the best mark in the NAIA as of May 3rd and improves her A standard mark. She was also named to the All-WHAC First Team. Lisa Metzger (JR/Cadillac, Michigan) and Laikyn Kulman (FR/St. Clair, Michigan) were tied for second with a vault of 3.35 meters.
Amore Brown (SR/Flint, Michigan) is the WHAC Champion in the 100 meter hurdles with a time of 14.07 seconds to improve her A standard time. It is the best mark in the NAIA as of May 3rd. She was named to the All-WHAC first team. Tyra Hunter (JR/Flint, Michigan) improved her B standard mark with a fifth place time of 14.66 seconds.
Payton Klein (SO/Bruce Township, Michigan) was the WHAC champion in the high jump with an A standard mark of 1.67 meters. Casey Lenon (FR/Rockford, Michigan), Crystal Goyette (FR/Davison, Michigan), Hannah Hayes (SO/Troy, Michigan) and Yara Marie Hugo (SO/Aschaffenburg, Germany) each had a mark of 1.59 meters and were fourth, fifth and tied for sixth respectively.
Alexis Miller came in second place in the 800 meters with a time of 2:15.14. Miller is an All-WHAC second team member in this event while Tannah Adgate (JR/Wayland, Michigan) was fifth at a time of 2:23.35, Maggie Whitney (FR/Wayland, Michigan) was sixth with a time of 2:23.75 and Whitney Taylor (SO/Mt. Pleasant, Michigan) was 11th with a time of 2:26.96.
Miller also finished second and is an All-WHAC second team honoree in the 5000 meters with a time of 18:22.91. Janie Noah(SR/Middleville, Michigan) was fourth with a time of 18:38.02 and Gabby Brandonisio (SO/Hanover, Michigan) was sixth with a time of 18:42.91.
Tannah Adgate was the runner-up in the women’s 3000 meter steeplechase with an A standard time of 11:11.99. She is an All-WHAC second team honoree. Emily McManus (FR/Fort Wayne, Indiana) was fourth at a time of 12:04.51 while Lexi Schaub (FR/Lake Leelanau, Michigan) was fifth at a time of 13:00.98.
The women’s 4×100 meter relay team of Jordan Goodman (SO/Fountain, Michigan), Rose Russo (SO/Jenison, Michigan), Eunice Eyamba (SR/Grand Rapids, Michigan) and Casey Lenon finished third with an A standard time of 47.83 seconds. The team is an All-WHAC honorable mention.
The women’s 4×400 meter team of Jordan Goodman, Casey Lenon, Nicole Diekema (JR/Holland, Michigan) and Analis Floyd(SR/Grand Rapids, Michigan) finished third with a time of 3:58.16. The team is also an All-WHAC honorable mention.
Bailey Ballard (SO/Hopkins, Michigan) was the runner-up in the discus throw with a distance of 38.82 meters and is an All-WHAC second team member.
Gwen Reuver (FR/Almere, Flevoland, Netherlands) was fourth in the women’s 100 meter dash with a time of 12.32 seconds. Eunice Eyamba was eighth at a time of 12.43 seconds while Rose Russo was ninth at a time of 12.46 seconds.
The women’s team finished third out of seven teams with 193.16 points. Indiana Tech won the women’s WHAC Championship with 215.5 points.
On the men’s side, Scott Berzley (SR/Coopersville, Michigan) won the WHAC Championship in the pole vault with a mark of 4.83 meters. He is an All-WHAC first team member. This improves his A standard mark. Joshua Kunst (SO/Grand Rapids, Michigan) was third with a mark of 4.35 meters while Zach Flint (FR/Manton, Michigan) was fourth with a mark of 4.20 meters. Jeremy Crist(SO/Sarasota, Florida) was fifth at a mark of 3.90 meters.
Grayson Harding (JR/Grand Rapids, Michigan) finished third in the men’s 800 meters with a time of 1:55.17. He is an All-WHAC honorable mention. Connor McGee (SO/Traverse City, Michigan) was seventh at a time of 1:59.89 and Matt MacGregor (JR/Rockford, Michigan) was eighth at a time of 2:00.29.
Evan Dunklee (SR/Garden City, Michigan) and Jacob Fair (SO/Coldwater, Michigan) were third and fourth in the men’s 3000 meter steeplechase with times of 9:45.91 and 9:51.47 respectively. Dunklee is an All-WHAC honorable mention.
The men’s 4×100 meter relay team of Dylan Mackey (FR/Walker, Michigan), Cyrus Prudhomme (FR/Oxnard, California), Isaiah Jackson (FR/Caledonia, Michigan) and Brian Stump (FR/Holt, Michigan) was second at a time of 42.15 seconds to claim All-WHAC second team honors.
Luke Simonds (SR/Grand Rapids, Michigan) finished fifth in the men’s 1500 meters with a time of 4:09.33 while Grayson Harding was seventh at a time of 4:10.82 and Alex Hoop (SR/Jackson, Michigan) was ninth at a time of 4:12.71.
Isaiah Jackson was fourth in the men’s 110 meter hurdles with a time of 15.39 seconds.
Cyrus Prudhomme came in eighth place in the men’s 100 meter dash with a time of 11.01 seconds.
Adam Bailey (FR/Coldwater, Michigan) was fourth in the men’s 400 meter hurdles with a time of 56.81 seconds.
Gannon Foley (SO/Portage, Michigan) finished fourth in the men’s 5000 meters with a time of 15:28.17.
The men’s 4×400 meter relay team of Brody Heitzman, Adam Bailey, Adam Bundy (SR/Grand Rapids, Michigan) and Satchel Hortonfinished third with a time of 3:24.34. The team is an All-WHAC honorable mention.
Nate McKeown (JR/Hesperia, Michigan) came in eighth place in the men’s high jump with a mark of 1.92 meters.
Collin Pollatz was seventh in the men’s shot put with a mark of 13.31 meters.
The men’s team was third out of six teams with 130 points. Indiana Tech won the men’s title as well with 294 points.
The Saints are back in action on Thursday, May 9th for day one of the Dr. Keller Invitational in Naperville, Illinois.