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Tigers begin outdoor season at Washington-St. Louis Invite

Author: Nick Birkey
Posted: Monday, March 31, 2014 at 9:32 AM

ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Following a 13th-place finish at the NAIA Indoor Nationals, the Olivet Nazarene University men’s track and field team was back in action to begin the outdoor season at the Washington University-St. Louis (Mo.) Invite on Friday and Saturday, March 28 and 29. The Tigers finished 22nd of 33 teams.

The Tigers sent only a few athletes to the meet, and those athletes performed well in a field of outstanding teams. In the men’s hammer throw, Chris Aschemann (Carterville, Ill.)  finished sixth out of 73 athletes with a finals throw of 48.84. Seth Wonch (Olathe, Kan.) came in 12th with a finals throws of 44.84. Marcus Reynolds (Green Bay, Wis.) threw 36.48 to finish 35th. Freshman Grant Judson (Toledo, Ohio) finished 47th with a throw of 32.13, and Zach Fienhold (Chenoa, Ill.) also competed.

Marcus Reynolds competed in the javelin throw with 55 other athletes and finished second with a throw of 53.83.

In the men’s 5000 meter run, senior Daniel Wells (Danville, Ill.) ran 15:27.10 to come in 49th. Jason Reynolds (Rockford, Ill.) came in 69th with a time of 15:39.59, and Brandon Divan (Oakwood, Ill.) ran 15:46.20 to finish 75th out of 164 runners.

Out of 28 athletes in the men’s 10000 meter run, Dylan Creger (Almont, Mich.) finished 10th (31:51.23), and Andrew Cowen (Carmel, Ind.) came in 11th (31:56.65).

ONU will be back in action on Saturday, April 5, at 11 a.m. for the Greenville Select, hosted by Greenville College (Ill.).