5 Conference Titles | One Academic All-American | One All-American
Colonels Take Fifth Place at DePauw Invite
GREENCASTLE, Ind. (CentreColonels.com) – Fresh off of last week's home meet, the Centre men's track and field team headed to DePauw University for the third time this season to compete in the DePauw Invitational. The Colonels scored 69 points at the meet and finished in fifth place.
The meet started out with the 100m and sophomore Stone Fentzlaff (Fairview, N.C.) finished third in the event with a time of 11.21. Fentzlaff also placed in the 200m, finishing seventh with a time of 23.03. In the same event, fellow sophomore Rhoman James (Lexington, Ky.) came away with the first event win of the meet for the Colonels with a first place time of 22.66.
In distance events, Centre had a pair of runners enter the scoring column in the 1500m. Senior Alex Stickney (Springboro, Ohio) placed sixth with a time of 4:15.07. Freshman Collin Wells (Louisville, Ky.) crossed the finish line in 4:21.23 to finish eighth. Meanwhile, in the 5k, freshman Evan Miller (Worthington, Ohio) took third place overall with a time of 16:21.49.
Freshman teammates Henry Gunner (Elma, N.Y.) and Thomas Burkey (Greenville, Tenn.) placed in both of the hurdling events. Gunner finished second in the 110m with a time of 16.05 and sixth in the 400m, while Burkey took fifth in the 400m and seventh in the 110m. Gunner and Burkey were the only pair of teammates to place in both events. They also each placed in the high jump, with Burkey finishing third with a clear of 6-02.00, while Gunner cleared 5-06.00 to finish eighth.
In the pole vault, senior Stephen Orr (Murray, Ky.) finished seventh overall with a clear of 12-09.50. Sophomore Caleb Vanorio (Falmouth, Ky.) posted one of his top triple jump finishes of his collegiate career, taking fourth place at 40-04.00. In the long jump, Henry Gunner placed in his fourth event of the meet, finishing sixth with a jump of 19-11.00.
The final points of the day for the Colonels came in the throwing events and they came courtesy of sophomore Bryce Whitman (Franklin, Tenn.). Whitman placed fifth in the shot put with a throw of 42-04.25 and seventh in the javelin with a throw of 130-06.
The Colonels will return home for their final tune-up before the conference championships as they compete in the Centre Twilight meet on Apr. 14.