House wins 5K, T&F competes at OACs

House wins 5K, T&F competes at OACs

BEXLEY, Ohio -- Highlighted by a 5K win by Rachel House, the Heidelberg University men's team currently sits in third while the women are in sixth after day one of the OAC Indoor Track and Field Championships. Action resumes at Capital University on Saturday at 10 a.m.

FRIDAY'S SCORERS

Rachel House won the 5,000 meter with a personal record of 17:46.13. She becomes the fourth Heidelberg runner to win the indoor 5k (Dani Blum, 2015; Sophie Goobic, 2014; Melissa Troyer, 2000).

Both Austin Baker and Jon Suter scored for the Berg in the pole vault, finishing fifth and sixth, respectively. Baker and Suter each set a new PR in the event.

In the women's long jump, Olivia Hipp finished sixth with a jump of 17-05.25 feet -- a new personal record.

With a throw of 45-11.25 feet and setting a new PR, Alexia Page-boyd took seventh in the weight throw -- her personal best.

Ben Gutzky's throw of 53-01.50 feet was good for a fifth place finish in the weight throw.

Ryan Edwards placed seventh in the men's long jump with a leap of 21-05.25.

The men's distance medley -- Isaac Kuntz, Kenny Beucler, Tim Faiken and Eric Peterson, took fourth with a time of 10:32.57.

QUALIFIERS FOR SATURDAY

Women's 500m: Allison Schwarzbek qualified with a time of 1:20.69, seeded fifth.

Men's 500m: With a run of 1:07.35, Kenny Beucler qualified for Saturday's finals, seeded sixth.

Women's 400m: Sarah Hunter qualified for the finals with the best race overall of 58.74.

Men's 400m: A race of 50.97 helped Dan Stoll qualify for Saturday, seeded fourth.

Women's 60m Hurdles: Erica Campbell's time of 9.58 secured her a spot in the finals, seeded fourth.

Men's 60m: Clocking in at 7.14, James Ervin II will compete on Saturday, seeded sixth.

Women's 200m: McKenzie Biniker advances to the finals with a finish of 26.59, seeded eighth.

Men's 200m: Dan Stoll moved on to the finals with a time of 22.79s, seeded fifth.