Feb. 6, 2010

 

Courtesy of Findlay

The University of Findlay men's and women's indoor track and field teams completed the NCAA Division II Team Challenge on Saturday, February 6 inside the Malcolm Athletic Center, a part of the Koehler Fitness and Recreation Complex.

The men took fourth with 56.5 points while the women finished sixth with 50 points.

On the men's side, Curtis Smithey had a hand in two first place finishes to lead Findlay as he won the gold in the 400-meter dash with a NCAA provisional qualifying time of 48.62 and teamed with Greg Schaible, Shawnathan Fort and Simon Bernard to capture the top honor in the 4x400-meter relay at 3:19.31, another NCAA provisional qualifying time.

Cory Vales added a third place finish in the high jump at 6'04.25, Chris Ehrman was third in the pole vault with a mark of 15'01.00 and Schaible was fourth in the 400-meter dash with a time of 49.85.

Derrick Vicars came in fifth during the shot put competition with a NCAA provisional qualifying toss of 53'08.25 while Lyndon Johnson took fifth in the 200-meter dash after crossing the finish line in 22.37.

On the women's side, Raven Clay won the 60-meter hurdles with a NCAA automatic qualifying and meet record breaking time of 8.43 and teamed with Stephanie Charnigo, Jhazmyn Anderson and Lindsey Schmitmeyer to finish third in the 4x400-meter relay at 3:59.09.

Charnigo also added a second place finish in the 800-meter run after crossing the finish line in 2:14.64, a NCAA provisional qualifying mark while Schmitmeyer was fifth in the same event at 2:17.09.

Randi Depp finished second in the weight throw with a NCAA provisional qualifying and school record breaking toss of 57'07.75 while Erin Calvelage (10:40.77) and Katherine McHenry (10:48.17) were fourth and fifth respectively in the 3000-meter run.

Men's Team Standings

1. Lincoln - 94
2. Grand Valley State - 85.5
3. Saginaw Valley State - 65.5
4. Findlay - 56.5
5. Ashland - 55
6. Hillsdale - 41
7. Northwood - 30
8. St. Joseph's - 28.5
9. Seton Hill - 27
10. Lake Superior State - 26
11. Ferris State - 24
12. Cedarville - 23
13. Malone - 21
14. Lewis - 21
15. Kentucky State - 18
16. Tiffin - 17
17. Slippery Rock - 8
18. Notre Dame - 7
19. Lake Erie - 4
20. Wheeling Jesuit - 3

Women's Team Standings

1. Lincoln - 167
2. Grand Valley State - 102.5
3. Ashland - 78.5
4. Hillsdale - 63
5. Lewis - 55
6. Findlay - 50
7. Ferris State - 36
8. Saginaw Valley State - 24
9. St. Joseph's - 15
T10. Malone - 14
T10. Cedarville - 14
12. Slippery Rock - 11
13. Seton Hill - 9.5
14. Notre Dame - 9
15. Wheeling Jesuit - 7
16. Northwood - 5
T17. Tiffin - 1
T17. Lake Erie - 1
19. Lake Superior State - 0.5

The Oilers will be back in action again on February 12-13 at the Valentine Invitational in Boston, Massachusetts. The teams will also compete at the All-Ohio Championship on February 13 in Bowling Green, Ohio.