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Monday, February 04, 2013

College track: UF quartet second at D-II Team Challenge
GENEVA -- The University of Findlay's men's 1,600-meter relay team scored a second-place finish to lead the Oilers' indoor track teams at Saturday's NCAA Division II Team Challenge.

Michael Travis, Tim Sanders, Kyle Smithey and Dillon Webster teamed up for an NCAA automatic qualifying time of 3:16.48 in the 1,600-meter relay for second place.

Sanders also placed second in the 60 hurdles (8.26). Justin Eilerman (4:21.88) and Jacob Hayes (4:28.47) placed fourth and seventh, respectively, in the mile run, while Darren Bass was second in the shot put (52-31/4).

In the women's meet, Pam Showman finished third in the pentathlon (3,332 points), while Alexa Stults placed third in the mile run (5:14.34).

In Friday's Findlay Open, Findlay's Jessica Rowland set a school record in the women's weight throw elite, where she was second with an NCAA automatic qualifying distance of 68-113/4. The throw is the second-best in NCAA Division II competition this season.

The Oilers' Lydia Guagenti, who prepped at Bluffton, took third in the high jump (5-21/4) while Kendra Averesch of Leipsic took fifth in the weight throw (51-1).

Webster set a fieldhouse record for the Oilers in the men's meet by winning the 800 run in an NCAA automatic qualifying time of 1:52.0, which is the second-fastest Division II time in the country.

Webster also teamed up with Travis, Sanders and Joe Sherrieb (Liberty-Benton) to take first in the 1,600 relay (3:21.88).


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