Feb. 1 – GREENVILLE, Pa. – The Presidents’ Athletic Conference has announced that Bethany College indoor track standout Kyle Minger (Richmond, Ohio/Edison Local) has been named the PAC Men’s Track Athlete of Week.
Minger had a sensational week for the Bison as he competed in two meets. At Baldwin Wallace on January 28, Minger was part of the 4X200-meter relay team, along with Umar Moore (Coraopolis, Pa./Moon), Byron Mayers (Brownsville, Pa./Brownsville), and Andre Butler (Poolesville, Md./Poolesville), that shattered the Bethany school mark, posting a final time of 1:30.97 in the meet.
Bethany track & field set new school records for the second consecutive meet as Moore, Mayers, Minger, and Butler teamed up to take down the 2013 mark held by Michael Adams, Matt Brower, Raymear Pinchom, and Shamir Tomlinson (1:35.02).
The Green & White continued to excel on the track as four more records were broken at the Spire Midwest Open in Geneva, Ohio on January 29. Minger was part of two records at the Open, including besting the 200-yard dash record that he had set in 2014 (22.54) with a time of 22.16.
The senior also teamed up with Butler, Austin Davis (Honolulu, Hawaii/Moanalua), and Marshall Murray (Pittsburgh, Pa./Penn Hills) in the 4X400-meter relay. The squad went on to break the record as they put together an overall time of 3:25.27 (Previous Record – 3:26.29).
With his performances, Minger qualified for the Eastern College Athletic Conference DIII Indoor Track & Field Championships in all three events.
Minger and the rest of the Bison track & field teams will be back in action on Saturday, February 6 when they compete in the Jim Wuske Invite at Mount Union, slated for a 10.a.m start.