GREENCASTLE, Ind. — Joel Beier became the latest Wabash athlete to put his name in the Little Giants’ record book. His second-place mark in the shot put at the DePauw Indoor Classic on Saturday was good for a school record. Wabash claimed the team title, competing against 17 other teams.
Beier’s mark of 15.46 meters (50 feet, 8.75 inches) eclipsed the old record of 15.10 meters (49 feet, 65 inches) set by Matt Schellar in 2011. Derek De St Jean finished sixth in the final shot put standings with a mark of 14.00 meters (45 feet, 11.25 inches). Beier added a sixth-place finish in the weight throw with a mark of 13.17 meters (43 feet, 2.50 inches), while teammate Brad Pusateri finished eighth (12.95 meters; 42 feet, 6 inches).
Jake Waterman set a meet record with a winning time of 1:51.94 in the 800-meter dash, breaking old record of 1:52.88. Cole Hruskovich crossed the finish line with a time of 1:56.30, while Jacob Caddick was sixth (1:56.65).
Wabash claimed six of the top-seven spots in the 5,000-meter run. Shane Hoerbert won the event with a time of 15:29.34. Kenny Farris was second (15:32.68), followed by Brian David in third place (15:33.28). Billy McManus was fourth (15:40.48), followed by Jake Ponton ins sixth (15:56.88), and Patrick Carter in seventh (15:59.04).
Garett Bonk was one of four Little Giants to earn top-eight places in the 400-meter dash. Bonk took second place with a time of 51.72, while Ivan Neshkov took third place by crossing the finish line in 52.05. Joseph Conit finished seventh (52.45), with Billy Rosson finishing eighth (52.91).
Dalton Boyer took second place in the mile run (4:24.33), with Zach Mahone finishing seventh (4:29.07), and Sean Lewis in eighth place (4:30.17). Nathan Mueller finished fourth in the 60-meter hurdles (8.47), while Patrick Posthauer finished eighth (10.37). Mueller was also sixth in the 200-meter dash (23.53). Charles Smothers added a fourth-place finish in the 60-meter dash (7.21), with Vann Hunt claiming sixth (7.23) and Sean Hildebrand crossing the finish line in seventh (7.28).
Kris Nickle added a fourth-place finish in the high jump, clearing 6 feet, 2 inches (1.88 meters). John Bogucki finished seventh (6 feet; 1.83 meters), while Devin Kelley was eighth (1.79 meters; 5 feet, 10 inches). Hunt added a fourth-place finish in the triple jump with a leap of 12.29 meters (40 feet, 4 inches). Femi Oluyedun took fifth place (12.28 meters; 40 feet, 3.50 inches). Oluyedun added a sixth-place finish in the long jump (6.16 meters; 20 feet,2 .50 inches) with Posthauer finishing eighth (6.11 meters; 20 feet, 0.50 inches).
Matt Knox was fifth in the pole vault, clearing 4.30 meters (14 feet, 1.25 inches). Jackson Reid was awarded sixth place (4.00 meters; 13 feet, 1.50 inches), while Wesley Adams finished seventh (4.00 meters; 13 feet, 1.50 inches).
Wabash scrored a total of 146 points to claim the team title. Bellermine was the closest team to the Little Giants, finishing second with a total of 102 points.