The Ashland University men's distance medley relay team found the perfect way on Saturday (Feb. 11) to follow up on the many school records and provisional national marks set by the No. 1-ranked Eagles on Friday (Feb. 10).
Staying behind to compete on Day 2 of the GVSU Big Meet on Saturday, the men's DMR team of junior Hunter Heaton, freshman Paul Murray, sophomore Tyler Sievert and senior Nick Hall finished third in 9:47.98 – setting a new school indoor record and coming within 0.93 seconds of an automatic NCAA Division II nationals entry in the process.
Ashland's DMR team has moved into the No. 4 spot in Division II with that school-record showing.
On Saturday at the Tiffin Dragon Invite, second-place finishes were earned by junior Isabella Stoll in the women's long jump (5.38 meters/17-feet-8), freshman Jared Ryder in the men's high jump (1.95 meters/6-feet-4¾) and the women's 4x400 relay team of freshman Brittney Hart, senior Sam Birchall, junior Lydia Ott and senior Austin Borton (4:12.93).
Placing third at Tiffin were freshman Gariana Bercheni in the women's 60 hurdles (9.13 seconds), freshman Arthur Greenlee IV in the men's 60 hurdles (8.52), sophomore Tiffany Pryce in the women's 800 run (2:24.13), junior Ryan VanCauwenbergh in the men's 800 run (1:58.38) and freshman Amber Otermat in the women's pole vault (3.50 meters/11-feet-5¾).
UP NEXT: The last weekend prior to the 2017 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Championships – Friday (Feb. 17) at the OSU Open and Saturday (Feb. 18) at the Kent Tune Up.