Wilmington, Ohio – The Wittenberg University track and field team made their way down the road for the Wilmington College Invitational on Saturday afternoon. The Wittenberg men's team took fifth-place in the team competition with 70 total points on the day, while the women's side collected 48 points for a sixth-place finish. Tyler Gittins would take the 400m hurdles in a time of 54.76 for the first-place finish.
Miles Caine opened things up with a third-place finish in the men's 3000m steeplechase, finishing in a time of 10:51.81. Gittins took third-place in the 110m hurdles with a time of 15.62. Matt Entsminger crossed the line in the 100m dash in a tie of 11.63 for a fifth-place finish. Garrin Bachinski would add a fifth-place finish in the 400m hurdles with a time of 59.55. Wittenberg would go four, five, six in the 200m dash as Tyler Branton (23.18) crossed, followed by Brandon Johnson (23.45), and then Entsminger (23.54).
Zach Guyer took fourth-place in the long jump competition, clearing a distance of 6.26m. D'Anthony Dorsey took third-place in the shot put event with a heave of 14.49m. Dorsey would add a third-place finish in the hammer throw with a toss of 45.65m. Curtis Quimby finished the discus competition in fifth-place with a toss of 40.69m, along with a strong showing in the hammer competition with a throw of 39.62 for a seventh-place finish.
Taylor Barnhisel finished the 100m hurdles in a time of 16.82 for a fourth-place finish. Alexis Johnson took seventh-place with a time of 17.91. Barnhisel would add a fourth-place finish in the 400m hurdles in a time of 1:08.98. Finishing back-to-back in the 400m dash, Samantha Mitchell crossed the line in a time of 1:03.74 for third-place, while Anna Lebold crossed at 1:03.99. Tiarra Avant finished the 200m dash in a time of 28.14 for a seventh-place showing.
The women's 4x400m relay team of Mitchell, Avant, Leah Hilley, and Ryelee Clary took fourth with a time of 51.90.
Alissa Spears finished the triple jump contest in second-place with a leap of 9.54m. Hannah Eley finished the shot put competition in seventh-place with a toss of 9.42m, Eley would also add a fifth-place finish in the hammer throw competition with a throw of 36.29m. Hilley finished the javelin competition with a toss of 21.14 for a sixth-place finish.