Feb. 7 – ALLIANCE, Ohio – Led by a trio of broken records, the Bethany College Indoor Track & Field teams competed at the Jim Wuske Invitational hosted by the University of Mount Union on Saturday.
On the men’s side, junior Umar Moore (Coraopolis, Pa./Moon) continued to improve, capturing first in both the long jump and triple jump. In the long jump, Moore posted his best indoor mark ever as he won the event with a leap of 23’1”, which set a new Bethany record. The leap was also the eighth best distance in all of Division III this season.
In the triple jump, Moore was once again in peak form, capturing first place in a field of 23 competitors with a jump of 46’5 ½”. Moore has already qualified for the Eastern College Athletic Conference Championships in both events.
Kyle Minger (Richmond, Ohio/Edison Local) posted a second-place mark in the 400 meter dash, missing the victory by just .1 seconds (50.66). He also notched a third-place finish in the 200 meter dash (23.09).
The Bison showed well in the high jump as three different athletes captured a top-ten finish. Shae Long (Steubenville, Ohio/East Liverpool) was the top Bison, posting a jump of 1.88 meters, which was good for sixth place. Minger posted a seventh-place finish (1.83), while Butler finished eighth (1.83).
On the women’s side, freshman Whitney Martin (Wintersville, Ohio/Indian Creek) won her second 60 meter dash in as many tries, while also breaking the Bethany school record for a second meet in a row. Her time of 7.88 was .02 seconds faster than her time at the Denison University Lid Lifter Invitational. The mark was also the 17th fastest time in all of Division III this season.
The Green & White also saw another record fall on the day as the distance medley relay team of Elizabeth Timas (Middlefield, Ohio/Cardinal), Jessica Olson (Moon, Pa./Moon), Brooke Bosworth (St. Clairsville, Ohio/St. Clairsville) and Ashley Borsch (Richmond, Ohio/Edison Local) broke the Bison record. The team posted a time of 14:02.30 which was 25 seconds faster than the previous mark.
Maria Jackson-McBride (Spotsylvania, Va./West Potomac) performed well at the invitational, capturing two top-five finishes. Jackson-McBride posted a third-place finish in the 400 meter run (1:01.38) while also capturing a fifth-place in a field of 51 with a mark of 27.09.
The Bison will be back in action on Saturday, February 21 when they will compete at the Kenyon College Invitational. The meet is scheduled for a 12 p.m. start.