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2013-04-13 Tigers take first place at Eagle Invite; Gallagher breaks another school record
Derrick Booth

Freshman Derrick Booth finished third in the 400 meter hurdles on Saturday

Tigers take first place at Eagle Invite; Gallagher breaks another school record

Author: Nick Birkey
Posted: Monday, April 15, 2013 at 1:58 PM

LISLE, Ill. — In only their second meet of the 2013 outdoor season, the Olivet Nazarene University men’s track and field team claimed their first meet championship. The Tigers competed at the Eagle Invitational, hosted by Benedictine University (Ill.). They scored 105.5 points to beat 20 other teams on Saturday.

The Tigers defeated NCAA Division I Loyola University-Chicago (Ill.), who placed second (105). Carthage College (Wis.) placed third (96.33), and University of Chicago (Ill.) placed fourth with 60.83 points.

Junior Ethan Gallagher (Parsippany, N.J.) broke the school record in the 1500 meter run with a 3:52.54, placing third. He also qualified for the “A” standard for the NAIA Outdoor Nationals.

Senior Joe Reisinger (Georgetown, Ill.) finished second in the discus (46.81m) and the shot put 16.01m). Sophomore Elisha DeRamus (Harvey, Ill.) won the long jump with a 6.69m mark. He also finished second in the triple jump with a mark of 13.80m. Freshman Connor Stroud (Manteno, Ill.) finished second in the high jump with a height of 2.00m, and Lucas Limberg (Rockford, Ill.) took third (2.00m). Brian Michell (Reed City, Mich.) won the pole vault with a mark of 4.54m. Freshman Christopher Aschemann (Carterville, Ill.) took third in the discus (45.26m).

In addition, Ty’rel Fields (Huntsville, Ala.) finished fourth in the 400 meter dash (49.23). Jared Carl (Galesburg, Ill.) ran an 11.28 to finish eighth in the 100 meter dash and a 22.23 to finish fourth in the 200 meter dash. Freshman Derrick Booth (Roseville, Calif.) finished third in the 400 meter hurdles with a time of 56.36.

ONU will be back in action on Saturday, April 20, at the CCAC Championships, hosted by the University of St. Franics (Ill.) in Joliet, Ill. at 11 a.m.

Results: http://web.olivet.edu/sports/Track/men/Eagle.htm