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2013-04-26 Tigers take fourth at Twilight Invite; Stroud qualifies for NAIA Nationals
Conner Stroud

Stroud qualified for the NAIA "B" standard with a 6'8.75" mark on Friday, he also tied the school record

Tigers take fourth at Twilight Invite; Stroud qualifies for NAIA Nationals

Author: Nick Birkey
Posted: Monday, April 29, 2013 at 9:31 AM

LISLE, Ill. — In preparation for one of the two national championship meets, the Olivet Nazarene University men’s track and field team competed in the Twilight Invite hosted by Benedictine University (Ill.) on Friday, April 26. The Tigers finished fourth of 14 teams, scoring 92.50 points, only 10.5 behind the champions.  

The University of Illinois-Chicago won the event (103), Illinois State University took second (101) and Marquette University (Wis.) finished third (100).

In addition to performing at the Twilight Invite, the Tigers sent long distance runner Ethan Gallagher (Parsippany, N.J.) to the Hillsdale College Gina Relays to run in the 5000m against some of the top runners. He finished 11th with a time of 14:26.39, breaking a six-year-old school record set by Kacey Carr in 2007.

In the field, freshman Conner Stroud (Manteno, Ill.) jumped 6’8.75” to qualify for the NAIA “B” standard,  and he also tied the school record, finishing third. Senior Joe Reisinger (Georgetown, Ill.) won the shot put with a mark of 16.11m. and he also finished third in the discus (47.38m). Jacob Armbrust (Metamora, Ill.) took third in the shot put (15.09m) and third in the discus 45.19m. Sophomore Elisha DeRamus (Harvey, Ill.) won the long jump with a 7.15m mark and took third in the triple jump (14.17m). Delano Harris-Samuels (Bourbonnais, Ill.) finished fifth (6.75m) in the long jump. Sam Pimpo (Antioch, Ill.) finished seventh in the javelin throw (42.67m).

On the track, junior Ross Johnson (Antioch, Ill.) finished third in the 400 meter dash (49.83). Jared Carl (Galesburg, Ill.) came in seventh in the 100 meter dash (11.12) and sixth in the 200 meter dash (22.06). Derrick Booth (Roseville, Calif.) took second in the 400 meter hurdles. Ron Milbocker (Whitmore Lake, Mich.) came in fifth in the 3000m run (8:40.81). Isaiah Fink (Ypsilanti, Mich.) came in 10th in the 800 meter run (1:57.33).

ONU will be back in action on Thursday through Saturday, May 2 through 4, at the NCCAA National Outdoor Championships at Memorial Stadium in Joliet, Ill.