GREENCASTLE, Ind. — Kevin McCarthy set a new meet record while recording one of the five fastest times in the 3,000-meter steeplechase on Saturday at the DePauw Invitational. The Little Giants’ 1600-meter relay team also set new meet and track records with the 10th-fastest time in the nation, while Matt Knox broke the school’s pole-vault record.
McCarthy easily won the steeplechase with a time of 9:20.20. His time is fifth on the Division III national list.
Garret Bonk, Cole Hruskovich, Jake Waterman, and John Haley raced to a first-place finish in the 1600-meter relay with a winning time of 3:16.91.
Knox set a new school-record by clearing 4.75 meters (15 feet, 7 inches). Knox was awarded second place. Both he and eventual winner Kyle Mackey from DePauw cleared 4.75 meters, but Mackey cleared an earlier height in fewer attempts to take the victory. The height also ties Knox for 14th on the national Division III performance list.
Wabash added several other top-five finishes to win the team portion of the competition with a total of 186 points. Rose-Hulman finished second (121.5), followed by Valparaiso (121), St. Joseph’s (117.5), Thomas More (49), DePauw (48), Millikin (37), Franklin (32), and Hanover (9).
Donavan White won the 1500 meters with a time of 3:59.23. Shane Hoerbert finished second (3:59.56), while Dalton Boyer added a fifth-place finish (4:04.45). White also took second place in the 800 meters (1:57.30), while Jacob Caddick was third (1:57.92).
Daniel Ambrosio won the javelin throw with a mark of 60.63 meters (198 feet, 11 inches). Evan Groninger took second place (53.80 meters; 176 feet, 6 inches). Derek De St Jean captured first place in the discus throw (45.88 meters; 150 feet, 6 inches), while Devin Kelley was fourth (42.68 meters; 140 feet).
Nathan Mueller took second in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 15.01. Ronnie Posthauer finished third (15.09), while Patrick Posthauer grabbed fourth place (15.27).
Waterman scored a second-place finish in the 400 meters (48.65), with Haley right behind in third place (48.72). Billy Rosson finished second in the 400-meter hurdles, crossing the finish line in 54.90. Joel Whittington was third in the event with a time of 55.01.