Forester men finish second, women finish fourth at Trine Invitational

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2009-01-30
The Foresters competed at the Trine University Indoor Track Invitational where the men placed second and the women finished fourth.

The men brought home four first places finishes for the evening. Kam Bailey took top honors in the 400 meter with a time of 52.53. Crossing the line first in the 1000 meter was Joseph Herber with a time of 2:44.66. Todd Fiedler's leap of 12.51 meters in the triple jump earned him a first place finish. The distance medley relay team of Alex Rosario, Matt Bittner, Ethan Medley and Isaiah Laatsch won with a time of 12:19.19.

Other top three finishers included Luke Diehl in the 1000 meter (2nd, 2:44.69) and mile (2nd, 4:36.04), Joseph Herber in the mile (3rd, 4:39.59), Todd Fiedler in the long jump (2nd, 6.04m), Sean LaFontaine in the long jump (3rd, 5.69m) and Kam Bailey in the 200 meter (3rd, 23.33). The 4x400 relay team finished second in 3:36.94.

Trine took the men's team title with a score of 162 followed by HU (144.50), Indiana Tech (117), Saint Francis (91.50) and Goshen (30).

On the women's side, Abbey Wise and Molly Shirey turned in the Foresters' top performances of the day placing first in their respective events. Wise earned the top spot in the 1000 meter with a time of 3:21.07 while Shirey brought home top honors in the 5000 meter with her time of 21:22.23. The 4x400 meter relay team of Mariah Town, Gaynel Mullings, Abbey Wise and Michelle Kyler ran a 4:21.94 to capture first place.

Other top three finishes included Josann Schoeff in the 60 meter (2nd, 8.30), Mariah Town in the 200 (2nd, 28.89) and Michelle Kyler in the pole vault (2nd, 2.75 meters).

Saint Francis won the women's event with a score of 141 followed by Trine (116), Indiana Tech (80), HU (74.50), Spring Arbor (69.50) and Goshen (16).

 
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