RIO GRANDE, Ohio — Point Park (Pa.) University made it a sweep for the outdoor season and the entire year in track & field as they won both the men’s and women’s team titles on April 29th and 30th.
Twelve schools competed for the crown over two days at the University of Rio Grande (Ohio).
ALL-RSC MEN’S & WOMEN’S OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD
The top three finishers in each event and relay for men and women earned All-River States Conference honors receiving gold, silver, and bronze medals at the meet.
The Point Park women won wire to wire establishing a lead after Day 1 of the meet on Friday. The Pioneers led by 27 points after Friday’s events, and they nearly doubled their lead in the final team standings. The Pioneer women finished with 194 points with runner-up St. Mary-of-the-Woods (Ind.) coming in with 144 points. Alice Lloyd College (Ky) finished 10th with 14 points.
For ALC, they were led by Sarah Cecil who finished in 2nd Place in the 400M Hurdles in an impressive time of 1:10.73. This earned 8 big points for her club and earned her All-Conference honors. Also, earning 6 points and All-Conference for the Lady Eagles was Riley Schreck, who finished 3rd in the Javelin with a throw of 32.17M.
The Point Park men were in second place after Day 1 with host Rio Grande in the lead by 19 points. The Pioneers still had many track events left on Saturday, and they made good there to go into the lead. With a double-digit cushion with a few events remaining, PPU finished strong to ensure the win by 24 points over Rio. Point Park ended up with 216.25 points with Rio Grande at 192.25. Alice Lloyd College finished in 11th place with 25.25 points.
For ALC, they were led by Dakota Owens who finished in 2nd Place in the 400M dash in an outstanding time of 50.83. This earned 8 big points for his club and earned him All-Conference. He also just missed the podium in the 200M dash, as his time of 22.63 was good enough for 4th Place and 4 team points.
Earning 5 points for the Eagles was Gerald Bentley in the Long Jump with his 1.85M leap. This tied him for 4th place. Also, tying for 8th in the same event and earning .25 Points was Avery Jenkins, with a jump of 1.75.
Additionally, earning 4 more team points was Nikolas Chasteen in the 100M. His time of 11.56 placed him 4th overall. The final 4 points were earned in the 4X100 Relay as the team of Owens, Chasteen, Andre Harless, and Gerald Estep crossed the tape in 45.75.