Tiger Track and Field Programs Battle Weather and Show Well at Wilmington Night Moves Invite

Tiger Track and Field Programs Battle Weather and Show Well at Wilmington Night Moves Invite

WILMINGTON, Ohio—Both of Wittenberg's track and field programs competed in the "Night Moves" Invite hosted by Wilmington College late Friday night. Mother nature did not want to cooperate with the 20 teams there to compete, as the meet did not finish up until well after midnight. Despite the weather delays, Wittenberg managed to take home multiple first home individual finishes, while the men's team took fourth overall, and the women's seventh.



  • Freshman Kyle Farnbauch (Hilliard, Ohio/Davidson) took home his first ever first place finish for the Tigers Friday night in the 400 meter-hurdles, at 57.75.  
  • Justin Fisher (Fort Wayne, Indiana/Carroll) continued his impressive 2016 campaign with a first place finish in the triple jump at 13.77 meters.
  • Fisher also added a second place finish to his day after throwing 47.60 meters in the javelin.
  • Freshman thrower Eric Cospey (Trotwood, Ohio/Madison) also showed well in the field portion of Friday's meet, taking home second place in the discus at 43.83 meters.
  • Fellow Tiger freshman Josh Graham (Beacon, New York/Poughkeepsie) impressed in the 100 meter-dash, finishing fourth in the finals at 11.16 seconds.
  • Junior Alex Owens (Enon, Ohio/Greenon) pole vaulted his way to a fourth place finish as well, after clearing 3.5 meters Friday night.
  • Ryan Hale (Centerville, Ohio/Centerville) showed well for the Tiger in the 400 meter-dash, as the freshman finished fifth in the finals at 52.20 seconds.
  • Continuing his career day, Farnbauch also took home a fifth place finish in the 110 meter-hurdles, after completing the finals heat in 16.42 seconds.
  • D'Anthony Dorsey (Winter Haven, Florida/Lakeland) continued to help Wittenberg in the field portion of events, finishing in fifth place in the shot-put after throwing 13.08 meters.
  • Arek Barkaszi (Palm City, Florida/Edgewood) earned Wittenberg a fifth place finish in the 3000 steeple-chase at 11:59.17.
  • In the 200 meter-dash, Matt Entsminger (Bellefontaine, Ohio/Bellefontaine) finished in sixth place after running a finals heat time of 23.04 seconds.
  • Rounding out Wittenberg's day on the men's side was Frank O'Toole (Hamilton, Ohio/Ross) who threw the javelin 37.01 meters.



  • Jordan Crow (North Las Vegas, Nevada/Palo Verde) took home the lone first place finish for the Tigers on Friday, as the senior finished atop of the group in the 400 meter-hurdles at 1:05.92.
  • Rebecah Delp (York, Pennsylvania/Eastern York) impressed in the 100 meter-hurdles, taking home a third place finish at 16.06 seconds.
  • Also in the 400 meter-hurdles, Olivia Stevens (Danville, Indiana/Danville Community) finished fourth Friday night, after turning in a finals time of 1:14.02.
  • In distance events, Wittenberg was led by Megan Heitkemper (Maineville, Ohio/Kings) who finished fourth in the 3000 steeple-chase at 12:52.63.
  • Rounding out the Tigers day was Sydney Granito (Mentor, Ohio/Mentor) who finished in sixth place in the hammer throw with a distance of 30.40 meters.



  • The Tigers return to action April 29 at the Big Red Invitational hosted by Denison University.