(HILLSDALE, Mich.) – The Walsh track and field teams are off and running at the G-MAC championships with multiple placers across the board. With the final day of competition tomorrow, the Cavaliers are looking to bring back team hardware and hopefully qualify more for the national championships.
For the men, Steven Kapes edged out Malone's Nate Boyer to win the 10,000 meter run with a time of 31.27.50 to set a new G-MAC record. Mark Hadley and Jacob Turney gave Walsh 17 points total in the team standings as they finished third and eighth, respectively. Hadley clocked in at 31:32.43 while Turner finished at 32:33.40.
Marcus Myers won the hammer throw with a mark of 64.68 meters to easily land 10 points for the Cavs. Bradley Gallitz was fifth with a mark of 49.23 meters for four more points. Bucyrus Palo was seventh with a throw of 47.19 meters for two points.
Andrew Dowdell finished fourth in the javelin with a throw of 51.26 meters to tally five points. Marcus Penza added three more in sixth place with a throw of 48.38 meters.
Conner Hluch was sixth in the decathlon with 5,296 points while Peyton Speicher finished eighth with 4,600 points to give Walsh four team points in the event. Peyton Speicher finished eighth in the high jump with mark of 1.80 meters to add a solo point.
In preliminary action, Hunter Williams qualified for the finals in the 200 meter dash with a time of 22.06 to win his heat. Trenton Beachy advanced the finals in the 100 meter dash with a time of 10.99 to finished second in his.
Lane Knoch will race in the finals of the 110 meter hurdles after he won his heat with a time of 14.76. Bryce Ostheimer will join him after he squeaked in with a 15.57. Zachary McClaskey will also see action tomorrow in the 400 meter hurdles after he clocked in at 55.88.
Williams also advanced in the 400 with a time of 50.58 to finish second in his heat. Solomon Yoder will race tomorrow in the 800 after he ran 1:57.91 today. Jacob Caniford made it to the 1,500 meter finals after he posted a time of 4:14.75 today.