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No. 5 Mount Union wins record 33rd OAC indoor title

ALLIANCE, Ohio -- Fifth-ranked Mount Union won its second consecutive and record 33rd Ohio Athletic Conference title at the OAC championships at Peterson Fieldhouse.

Mount Union junior Tyler Mettille repeated as Don Frail Most Outstanding Sprint Athlete while junior Sean Donnelly was awarded Bud Yoest Outstanding Field Athlete.

Fourth year men's head coach Kevin Lucas and his staff was named OAC Coaching Staff of the Year for a second consecutive year.

The Purple Raiders amassed 206 points which was 75 points clear of second place Ohio Northern (131). John Carroll (104), Otterbein (83) and Baldwin Wallace (66) finished out the top five.

Mettille was part of three event victories as he won the 200-meter dash with an OAC and school-record time of 22.20 seconds, the 400 meter dash with a time of 49.18 and was part of a 4x200 meter relay team with Chase Swisher, Tyler Sparks and Chad Gentry that won with an OAC and school-record time of 1:28.91.

Donnelly swept both the weight throw, with an OAC record mark of 67-9, and the shot put (54-2 3/4).

Other event wins came from Sparks in the 500 meters with a school record time of 1 minute, 5.06 seconds, Dan McGeary, in the 3,000 meters (8:41.13), Josh Clemence in the 1,000 meters (2:34.65), Gerardo Vargas in the pole vault (15-8.25).

Top three finishes earned all-conference honors.

Swisher had three third place finishes in 200 meters (22.34), 60 meter dash (7.00) and long jump (22-10).

Zach Wukotich placed second in the high jump (6-10.25) while McGeary grabbed a second in the 1 mile run (4:24.87) and Alex Wilson was second in the 5,000 meters (15:24.87).

The 4x400 meter relay team of Gentry, Sparks, Andrew Schroeder and Dannie Mack finished second (3:22.98).

Southern Connecticut State wins New England championships; No. 7 MIT 16th, No. 9 Tufts tied for 23rd

BOSTON, Mass. -- Just two individuals and one relay competed for No. 7 MIT on the second day of the New England championships. Tech wrapped up the weekend in 16th place out of the 37 entered in the meet with 13 points.

Sophomores Carrington Motley and Angel Echevarria competed in the Triple Jump. Motley came in sixth with a jump of 47-01.00, while Echevarria was 10th in 45-06.25. Both were narrowly off their season-best marks.

MIT's 4x400 relay came in fifth place with a time of 3:15.58, crossing the line two tenths of a second behind Tufts's relay with its time of 3:15.35.

The Tufts quartet of senior Graham Beutler and sophomores Mitch Black, Francis Goins and Alex Kasemir broke the school record and qualified for NCAA's in the 4x400 relay.

The group's time of 3:15.35 was good enough for fourth in the meet, ranks in the top five nationally, and broke the school record of 3:16.36 set in 2012.

The 4x4 scored five of the Jumbos eight points in the meet, which landed Tufts in a tie for 23rd of 37 scoring teams. Southern Connecticut State (118), Rhode Island (99) and Northeastern (96) were the top-three squads.

Buffalo State captures second SUNYAC title

BROCKPORT, N.Y. -- Buffalo State won its second State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) title with 130 points. Oneonta followed with 122 points while Cortland placed third with 109 points.

The Bengals' foursome of Cory Cox, Alex Ngabo, Dallas Taylor and Austin Becker ran the 4 x 400 relay in 3:21.61 breaking the conference meet record set by Buffalo State in 2011. Richard Pete also broke a conference meet record set in 1982 after jumping 14.88 in the triple jump.