Scot Men Win Wooster Invitational, Women Place Third of 10

Men's Results | Women's Results

The College of Wooster men’s track & field team used consistent scoring to walk away with the team championship at its own Wooster Invitational on Saturday, as the Fighting Scots tallied points in 15 of 18 events while totaling 116.5 overall to edge Walsh University (108). Walsh won the women’s title with 135 points, followed by Ursuline College (124) and Wooster (93.3) in the 10-team field.

In men’s action, the Scots won two events – the 4x100 meter relay (44.43) and Ramses Clements in the triple jump (39 feet, 8 inches) – as it was their versatility that resulted in the first-place finish out of eight teams. Wooster posted top-five individual showings in 11 other events, including the 5000 meters which saw Terry Workman place runner-up (16:12.13), Eric Stein fourth (16:23.16), and Mark DeWine fifth (16:24.18).

Other second-place efforts came from Bryan Albani in the 400-meter hurdles (57.78) and Josh Kime in the shot put (46 feet, 5.5 inches). Albani added a fourth-place in the 110 hurdles (15.76), while another multiple scorer was Jon Mathis, who threw third in the discus (135 feet, 2 inches) and tied for fourth in the high jump (5 feet, 6 inches).

Also of note, Sateesh Venkatesh, William Setliff, and Julian Mangano finished fourth in the 200 meters (23.94), 400 meters (51.90), and 800 meters (2:00.10), respectively, for the Scots, and Robert Flagg was fifth in the 100 meters (11.90). Averell Gatton contributed a fourth-place performance in the long jump (19 feet, 0.75 inches).

On the women’s side, Wooster’s Kayla Miller continued her standout season as the senior and North Coast Athletic Conference Field Athlete of the Year (indoor season) took top honors in Saturday’s triple jump (34 feet, 7.75 inches). She was complemented by a series of runner-up finishes from teammates Ali Drushal, Katharina Kroll, and KateLynn Riley. Drushal tied for second in the pole vault (8 feet, 6 inches), Kroll earned second in the javelin (116 feet, 4 inches) followed by Drushal in fourth (106 feet, 8 inches), and Riley was second in the 110 hurdles with a pretty solid time (15.78), considering she had to run into a stiff breeze.

Another standout performer for the Scots was Natasha Blaise, who sprinted her way to third in the 400 meters (1:03.00) and fifth in the 200 meters (28.29). Also on the track, Whitney Rappole came in third in the 400 hurdles (1:09.94), Sarah Appleton crossed fourth in the 5000 meters (19:48.90), and Kelsie Herring was fourth in the 800 meters (2:30.13), while in the field, Elizabeth Wardrop contributed a fifth-place effort in the high jump (4 feet, 7.75 inches).

Wooster will be back at it next Saturday as it heads to Marietta College’s Don Frail Invitational.