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Mount Union's Donnelly posts season's fifth-best shot put mark

No. 2 Mount Union at Spire Invitational

GENEVA, Ohio -- Mount Union junior Sean Donnelly posted the fifth-best mark of the season in winning the shot put Saturday at the North Coast Open at the SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio.

Donnelly had a mark of 54 feet 2.8 inches and also placed second in the weight throw with a mark of 58-11.9. Gerardo Vargas also won an event as he posted a mark of 15-1 in the pole vault.

Chase Swisher was second in the 400 meters (49.88) and third in the long jump (21-3.1). Bryan Whitlock was second in the 60 meter dash (7.02) and fifth in the 200 meters (22.58)

Andrew Milhoan was third in the 60 meter hurdles (8.52) and fourth in the long jump (21-0). Tyler Mettille and Zach Wukotich both had second place finishes in the 200 meters (22.23) and high jump (6-5.5) respectively.

Another second place finish was had by the distance medley relay team of Bryan Derr, Tyler Sparks, Scott Whisler and Josh Clemence.

No. 3 Wisconsin-Eau Claire at Wisconsin-Platteville Triangular

PLATTEVILLE, Wis. -- Wisconsin-Eau Claire team came away with five event victories, finishing in second place at the UW-Platteville Triangular on Saturday.

Wisconsin-Platteville won the meet with 113 points while the Blugolds came in second with 101.5. Wisconsin-Stevens Point took third with 81.5.

Roger Steen led Eau Claire as he won two events, the shot put and weight throw. He finished with a distance of 16.35 meters (53-7.75) in the shot put and 16.55 meters (54-3.75) in the weight throw.

Also in the field, Cory White took the top spot in the high jump with a leap of 1.95 meters (6-4.75).

On the track, Matt Scott won the 3,000-meter run with a time of 8:39.38 and Will LaJeunesse took first in the 400-meter dash with a time of 51.14 seconds.

Eau Claire also came away with 11 other top-three finishes.

No. 6 MIT at Art Farnham Invitational

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- While some of its athletes were on the road at the Boston University John Thomas Terrier Invitational, another group of the MIT men's indoor track and field team remained at home for the Art Farnham Invitational. With no team scoring opportunities, the Engineers were competing for top performances and qualifying times for the various championships.

In the opening event, the 60m, freshman Taylor Njaka finished in second place with a time of 7.15, just one one-hundredth of a second behind Chris Cennami of UMass Dartmouth. Junior Brad Goldsberry also placed well, coming in fourth in 7.36. In the 200m, the same two athletes competed, with Njaka coming in second, once again, with his 23.40, and Goldsberry finishing in 13th place with a 24.51.

Junior Ricardo Paez came in first in the mile with his time of 4:35.78, leaving a gap of eight seconds between him and the second-place finisher from Massachusetts-Dartmouth. In the Pole Vault, freshman Ian Perry finished highest for MIT, coming in second place with a 13-07.25 and was followed by sophomore Marshall Wentworth in fourth with a 13-01.50. Sophomore Carrington Motley placed third in the Long Jump with a jump of 21-00.00 and classmate Angel Echevarria was seventh in 19-06.75. The two went on to finish in first and second place in the Triple Jump, with Echevarria coming first with a jump of 46-03.25 and Motley following with a 44-08.75.

Four MIT athletes competed in the Shot Put, all finishing within the top 10. Freshman Sebastian Santos took first with his throw of 45-01.00, sophomore Alex Noakes was third with a 39-10.75, junior Timothy Shoyer, Jr. came in sixth with a throw of 38-11.00 and freshman Kevin Kusch was eighth with his throw of 36-11.00. In the Weight Throw, the same four Engineers finished in second through fifth place. Noakes led with his second place finishing throw of 46-09.00, Santos was third in 45-05.25.00, Shoyer, Jr. was fourth with a 40-09.00 and Kusch was fifth with a 40-06.25.

No. 9 Bates at Terrier Classic

BOSTON -- A slew of lifetime-best performances by members of the Bates men's track and field team included some rising up in the program's top 10 all-time performance lists on Saturday, as the Bobcats competed in the non-scoring Terrier Invitational at Boston University.

Senior Ben Levy led four Bates runners in the 200 meters with a time of 22.56 seconds, 43rd fastest among 159 sprinters, moving him into sixth place on Bates' all-time performance list in the event. First-year Colin Kraft was 60th at 22.82, putting him at No. 8 on Bates' all-time list. Levy also led four Bates runners in the 400 meters, 47th out of 154 athletes overall in a personal-best 49.89, moving into third place on Bates' all-time performance list.

Kraft led Bates in the 60-meter dash with a personal-best time of 7.33.

Senior Noah Graboys and junior John Stansel both ran fast times in the 3,000 meters, with Graboys at 8:29.58 and Stansel at 8:33.03. Graboys vaulted into sixth place on Bates' all-time performance list in the event, and Stansel jumped in right behind him at No. 7.