Emporia State Athletics
WARRENSBURG, Mo. — The Emporia State men’s and women’s track and field teams came away with 11 provisional qualifying marks, nine championships, an automatic qualifier and a school record at the Central Missouri Invitational in Warrensburg, Mo. on Friday night. The 7th ranked Hornet men won the meet by 42 points over the host Mules who are 5th in the USTFCCCA preseason national rankings while the ESU women finished second by 69 points to the host Jennies who are 6th in the preseason poll.
Kevin Roulhac got the Hornets started with a school record in the weight throw. His toss of 60-08.75 (18.51m) on his final throw broke Eric Hoffman’s record of 60-07.50 set at the KSU Open in 2005. He is currently ranked 12th in the nation in the event.
Josh Honeycutt, the 2009 national champion, got an automatic qualifier in the triple jump with a mark of 50-00.25 to finish second in the event and rank third in the nation this season.
The Hornets got individual champions and provisional qualifiers from Briar Ploude in the high jump, Zach Rosenberger in the pole vault, Josh Schuler in the 200m and Derwin Hall in the 60m.
Ploude cleared 6-10.25 (2.09m) after clearing 6-11.75 last week at Wichita State. He is currently ranked third in the nation.
Rosenberger went over 15-09.00 (4.80m) to win the pole vault by a full foot. He is ranked fourth nationally.
Schuler ran a 22.06 in the 200m on the flat track at the UCM Multipurpose which is the second fastest time in the nation after it is converted to a banked time. He led a 1-2-3 sweep in the 200m for ESU. He also finished second with a provisional qualifier of 6.83 in the 60m.
Derwin Hall won the 60m dash with a time of 6.81 which moves him up to No. 8 in the nation in the event.
Andrew Etheridge finished second in the 80m hurdles with a time of 8.11 to rank fourth in the nation and round out the provisional qualifiers for the ESU men.
Adam McGovern in the mile and the distance medley relay team of William Hohmeier, Dillon Cowing, Cody Miller, Jacob Bull also picked up championships for the seventh ranked Hornet men.
Katie Mona had the lone provisional qualifier for the ESU women. Her time of 5:02.88 is currently ranked second in the nation. Mona also won the 3000m for ESU.
Marqueita Marisette won the 200m for ESU after placing third in the 60m.