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Bison Men Win Five Events at Denison Indoor Meet

Jan. 26 -GRANVILLE, Ohio – The Bethany College men’s indoor track and field team won four individual events and one relay to highlight the team’s efforts at the Denison (Ohio) University Indoor Lid Lifter Saturday.

Bolstered by those top performances, the Bison finished third out of five teams at the meet with 84 points, ahead of Denison (81) and Waynesburg (34). Carnegie Mellon scored 177 and Washington & Lee totaled 96 to place ahead of BC. The Bethany women finished fifth out of five teams at the meet.

5314Pinchom12.jpg The lone Bison male to win two individual events was freshman Kyle Minger (Richmond, Ohio/Edison Local). On the track, he broke the tape first in the 400 with a time of 52.92 and in the field, he cleared 5-9.75 to capture first place in the high jump.

Senior Raymear Pinchom (right - Willingboro, N.J.) and freshman Umar Moore (Coroapolis, Pa./Moon) turned in outstanding days as well. Pinchom won the 200 by crossing in 23.47 seconds, placed second in the 60 with a time of 7.16 and anchored the 4x200 relay to a first place finish with a time of 1:35.02. He was joined on the relay by freshmen Matt Brower (Washington, Pa.), Michael Adams (Abingdon, Md./Bel Air) and Shamir Tomlinson (North Olmsted, Ohio).

7144Moore12.jpg Moore’s best efforts came in the field, as he was the winner in the long jump with a best measurement of 21-9.5 and took third in the triple jump (43-1.5). More (right) also added in a fourth place showing in the 200 by finishing in 23.93 seconds, while Brower earned fourth in the 60 (7.27).

Completing the day of top placements was the 4x400 team of junior Lamine Balde (Guinea/William L. Sayre), freshman Will Farkas-Worthy (Elkville, W.Va./Charleston Catholic), junior Arkangelo James (Pittsburgh, Pa./Baldwin) and Minger, who placed third with a time of 3:34.13.

The lone points on the women’s side came in the 4x200 relay. The foursome of sophomore Megan Butler (Brooklyn, N.Y./Homeschool), freshman Kiera Goolsby (Washington, Pa.), freshman Heather Grinkley (Woodbridge, Va./C.D. Hylton) and freshman Bri Steich (Hagerstown, Md./North Hagerstown) finished in 1:56.55 to take second place.

Bethany will return to competition next Saturday when it goes to the Mount Union Invitational.