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Central Men And Women’s Track Start Strong In 2011

Posted: Sunday, January 30th, 2011 at 5:58 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS Sports-Eric Grillaert with information provided by Central College

The Central College men’s and women’s track and field squads opened their indoor seasons at the Illinois Wesleyan Titan Open Saturday.

The Dutch women finished runner-up in an 18-team field with 74.5 points. Host Illinois Wesleyan racked up 128.5 points for the win. The Central men were third in a 16-team field with 56 points. The Titans also won the men’s competition with 89 points.

Morgan Darrow won the shot put with a throw of 40 feet, 2.25 inches. Caitlin Wilson picked up Central’s second victory of the day with a high jump of 5’1″.

Sophomore Felicia Coleman finished second in the 55-meter dash at 7.37 seconds, just two-hundredths of a second from her school record, and teamed up with Jill Ziskovsky, Emily Teas, and Sam Retz to place second in the 4×400 relay.

The distance medley relay team of Meghann Burt, Eve Reinhold, Molly Von Holten, and Amanda Dunkin took second in a time of 13:38.52.

Junior Ethan Miller won the high jump with a leap of 6-6.75 and placed second in the 55 hurdles, setting a personal best in the prelims with a time of 7.82 seconds.

The Dutch travel to Waverly next Saturday for the Wartburg Select Inv.