EATON, Ohio – After a year of no post-season play, Point Park (Pa.) University women and Rio Grande (Oh.) University men returned to the top of the podium at the River States Conference Women’s/Men’s Outdoor Track & Field Championship on April 23.
In women’s action, the Pioneers won their program’s second outdoor team conference title by a 182-124 margin over team runner-up University of Rio Grande (Ohio).
On the men’s side of things, the University of Rio Grande (Ohio) took home the team title, as they compiled 175 points to outpace team runner-up Point Park (Pa.) University by 45 points in the two-day event
The top three placements in all events and relays earned All-River States Conference honors. The top eight finishers in each event earned points for their teams.
For Alice Lloyd College, eight individuals earned All-Conference honors. The women’s club was led by freshman Riley Schreck, who became the first Track/Field athlete in school history to win an event in the Conference tournament. The freshman earned 1ST Place in the women’s Shot Put, as she unleashed a throw of 33.80 meters to bring home the medal. Her winning toss beat the 2nd Place finisher (29.34) by almost 4.5 meters. This distance was both a school and a personal record. More impressive is the fact that Schreck is completely new to the sport, as she never attempted Track and Field until this season. This was only the 3rd event of her life, and all were this month.
After the meet, an awards ceremony was held to recognize the individual awards voted on by coaches and to honor the RSC Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Champions of Character Team. Seniors Kim Lee and Mark Slusher were chosen as recipients from ALC.