Delaware, Ohio – April 16, 2011 – The Heidelberg University men’s track and field team, under the guidance of first-year head coach Briana Shook, was paced by three first-place finishes en route to a third place finish the All-Ohio Championships held on Saturday at Selby Field and the George Gautheir Track.
The event was hosted by Ohio Wesleyan University. Heidelberg’s first place finishes led the way to its 88 points.
Ohio Athletic Conference Men's Track Athlete of the Week Joe Yoder (West Liberty, Ohio / West Liberty Salem) earned first in the 400 meter hurdles at a 2011 NCAA Division III Championships provisional mark of 54.15. He already earned a qualifying last week at 53.24.
Yoder also earned third place in the 110-meter hurdles at 15.53 and fifth in high jump (6’1½”).
Yoder was also part of the quintet of Jamil Boldian (Chicago, Ill. / Urban Youth), Wes Hendricks(Beavercreek, Ohio / Beavercreek) and Horton who took the 4x400 meter relay championship at 3:20.73 for a personal record.
Rounding out the first place finishers, while bringing home a title in long jump, was OAC Field Athlete of the Week Nate Davis (Dayton, Ohio / Stivers) at 22’11¼”. Davis also cleared 6’6¼” in high jump for a second place finish and earned fifth in triple jump with a leap of 43’8”.
Also making impact was Josh Bowmar (Marengo, Ohio / Highland) who earned a personal best in the 400-meter dash (49.56) for a fifth place finish and also took home second in javelin with a throw of 179’7”.
Terrence Horton (Pickerington, Ohio /Pickerington) earned second place in the 800-meter run at 1:57.7.
Also earning a top-five finish was Jordan Karnes (Edgerton, Ohio / Edgerton) who finished fifth in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at 9:44.03.
Not to be outdone, Seth Robertson (Burton, Ohio / Newbury) earned a personal record in the 400-meter dash, while finishing sixth at 49.97.
Also earning a PR was Drew Avsec (Geneva, Ohio / Geneva) who clocked in at 4:05.93 in the 1,500 meter run, which was more than five seconds faster than his previous mark.