KENOSHA, Wisc. — Led by Meghan Roby, the Bellarmine University women’s track and field team had an eventful second day at the Great Lakes Valley Conference Indoor Championships, as the Knights pushed to a third-place team finish at the Frank Petretti Fieldhouse on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Parkside.
Bellarmine secured 81.5 points to finish behind Lewis (186.5), which won its third-straight conference title, and Indianapolis (91) in the 11-team field. The Knights have now placed fourth or higher at the GLVC meet for seven consecutive seasons.
On the men’s side, Bellarmine placed ninth with 21 points. Lewis (152.5) won its third-straight championship, Indianapolis (131) placed second and Missouri S&T (94) was third.
Roby had a banner meet for Bellarmine. Individually, the sophomore placed second in the 200 meters (25.10) and the 400 (56.61), achieving NCAA provisional marks in both. By placing in the top two, Roby earned All-GLVC accolades in both events.
She also combined with senior Tori Goodwin and sophomores Chandler Cain and Amanda Schnabel to place second in the 4×400 relay (3:56.62) as the foursome nabbed All-GLVC notice. Sophomore Bridgette Mangold did the same in the pole vault (an NCAA provisional 3.61-meter vault) after finishing as the runner-up.
Bellarmine had multiple near-All-GLVC performances. Freshman Yashira Rhymer-Stuart tied for third in the high jump with an NCAA provisional 1.66 meters, junior Courtney McIntyre placed third in the shot put with an NCAA provisional throw of 13.45 meters, sophomore Erin Crone finished third in the mile (5:05.51) and Crone, Goodwin, sophomore Caitlin Carroll and freshman Megan Line snatched third in the distance medley relay with an NCAA provisional 12:14.39.
Also accumulating points (top-eight finish) for Bellarmine were: freshman Keirra Porter (fourth, 55 hurdles; seventh, 55 meters), Schnabel (sixth, 55 hurdles), Cain (sixth, 55 meters), Goodwin (fifth, 800), Line (sixth, 800) and junior Abigail Harris (sixth, pole vault) along with McIntyre (eighth, weight throw) and freshman Karly Gawarecki (seventh, mile).
Junior Thomas Cave highlighted the performance of the Bellarmine men, as he raced to second place and All-GLVC recognition in the mile (4:19.40). Freshman Chris Striegel earned points in both the 3000 (fourth) and 5000 (sixth).
Also collecting points for Bellarmine were: freshman Alexie Robles (seventh, high jump), junior Davis Hallberg (eighth, pole vault) and junior Nick Christensen (eighth, 5000) along with the 4×400 relay team (eighth) and the distance medley relay team (eighth).