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Men's Track and Field Finished Fifth at the 52nd Sparky Adams Invitational

Carter Almady
Carter Almady

BEREA, Ohio. - The Baldwin Wallace University men's track and field team place fifth hosted the 52nd Sparky Adams Invitational inside George Finnie Stadium. 

BW individual events highlights included: 

  • Sophomore Carter Almady (Brunswick) won the 5000-meter run in a time of 15:45.61.
  • Junior ShaDaryll Clark II (Brook Park/Berea-Midpark) won the 110-meter hurdles in a time of 14.65 seconds.
  • Senior Zach Riggins (Wexford, Pa. / Pine-Richland) finished third in the 3000-meter steeple chase in a time of 10:58.81. 
  • Freshmen Connor Foody (Pittsburgh, Pa. / North Allegheny) placed sixth in the 800-meter run 800-meter run in a time of 1:59.27.
  • Sophomore All-OAC Gehrig Stanley (Twinsburg / Benedictine) placed 25th in 1500-meter run in a time of 4:20.16.
  • Freshmen Mason Kooyman (Concord Township / Chardon) finished 10th in the 400-meter dash in a time of 52.38 seconds and 11th in the 200-meter dash with a time of 23.89 seconds. 

Field events highlighted:

  • Sophomore Christian Pfeiffer (Amherst) won the high jump with a height of 1.97m.
  • Senior Jake Mantle (North Royalton) placed seventh in hammer throw with a distance 42.13m.
  • Clark placed eighth in the long jump with a distance of 5.82m.
  • Freshmen All-OAC Mason Kiesel (New London / South Central) placed seventh in shot put with a distance of 13.84m.
  • Freshman Thomas Hickman (Oxford / Talawanda) placed sixth in discus with a distance of 40.36m.

On the relay side:

  • The 4x100 meter relay squad of sophomore Mason Birkbeck (Wadsworth), sophomore Desmond Manley (Akron / St. Vincent-St. Mary), Kooyman and Clark finished fifth with a time of 44.27 seconds. 
  • The 4x400 meter relay squad of Manley, Clark, Foody and Stanley finished seventh with a time of 3:44.66. 

The Yellow Jackets are back in action Saturday, April 30th when it travels to Hillsdale, Michigan for the 55th Hillsdale Relays hosted by Hillsdale College on Ken Herrick Track.