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Central Men And Women’s Track Start Strong In 2011

Posted By Sports On January 30, 2011 @ 5:58 am In Today’s Local Sports | Comments Disabled

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.

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