ADRIAN, Mich. — Chris Schurr won the pole vault with a conference- and school-record height and was named the meet’s Most Outstanding Performer, leading a trio of Siena Heights event-winners as the Saints’ men’s track and field team placed second in the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference Outdoor Championships, which ended Saturday at O’Laughlin Stadium.
Schurr vaulted an NAIA automatic-qualifying height of 17 feet, 0 3/4 inches (5.20 meters) while teammates Nicholas Goyette and Christopher Whiting placed fourth and sixth, respectively.
Goyette registered at 14-7 1/4 (4.45m) and Whiting cleared 14-1 1/4 (4.30m). Schurr’s winning jump bested his previous season-best by four inches.
Logan Moore won the 110-meter hurdles while improving on his auto time. He clocked in at 14.46 seconds — a shave of .07 seconds.
Gauge Aebersold was victorious in the shot put with a throw of 55-1 (16.79) — an automatic distance which fell short of his previous-best. Logan Gray placed third with a 49-4 3/4 (15.06m) and Jonathan Dozier took sixth with a 47-4 3/4 (14.45m).
The Saints’ 4×400 relay team added an auto-time itself, finishing second in 3:15.55, but did not match its fastest time. Individual 400 runner Ryan McElyea had a new provisional time, taking second in 48.49 seconds.
Aebersold was a runner-up in the discus, distancing 148-0 1/4 (45.12m). Also, Adam Stuckert placed with a 145-6 (44.35m) and Dozier finished sixth with a 139-10 (42.62m).
SHU went 3-4-5 in the high jump. Elroy Daffin Jr. and Gerald Richardson cleared 6-6 3/4 (2.00m) and placed fourth and fifth, respectively. Tre’ Goynes took fifth with a 6-4 3/4 (1.95m).
In the 1,500, Zach Widner was third in 4:00.33 while Samuel Parlette finished fifth with a 4:01.22.
Widner also competed in the 800, taking fifth with a 1:55.15. Teammate Dominic Muessig finished one spot ahead in fourth with a 1:54.47.
Other point-scorers for SHU included Camilo Zuluaga, who was fifth in the triple jump with a 42-0 3/4 (12.82m); Justin Bateson, sixth in the 5,000 at 15:28.47; and DeVonte’ Sansom, sixth in the 400 hurdles.
The 4×100 team had fourth-place points with a time of 42.26 seconds.
As a team, the Saints scored 134 points, finishing behind conference champion Indiana Tech (252), and ahead of Cornerstone (94), Aquinas (88), Davenport (61) and Concordia (20).
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