Beaver Falls, PA- Led by four individual second place finishes, the Geneva College men′s indoor track and field team finished second at the five-team Oberlin Invitational.
The Golden Tornadoes that finished second were sophomore Jacob Mellinger (Leetonia, OH) in the 400 meters, senior Matt Logan in the shot put, (Myerstown, PA), and freshmen Cameron Unrath (Wexford) in the 60 meters and Michael Savino (Altoona) in the 60 hurdles. In addition, both the 4x200 and 4x400 relay teams grabbed silver medals.
The Geneva women finished and were led by a second place finish in the shot put by junior Sara Williams (Wellsboro, PA).
"We had four men qualify for the NCCAA nationals at the meet," said Geneva head coach Brian Yowler, referring to junior Josh Guiser (Frazier HS), Mellinger, Savino, and Unrath. "On the women′s side, the vast majority of the team is just freshmen so we′re gaining valuable experience at the college level."
Both teams return to action Friday at Baldwin-Wallace.
Geneva athletes that placed at Oberlin
Rachel Dinger: 4th in high jump, 1.39 m
Sarah Foy: 6th in shot put, 10.16 m
Jena Gunnett: 6th in 3000 meters, 12:50.01
Anna Kluitenberg: 5th in 3000 meters, 11:33.82
Jamie Mahan: 12th in 60 meters, 9.07 s
Rebecca Miller, 4th in mile, 5:58.42
Morgan Sanford, 7th in high jump, 1.29 m
Madeline Taylor: 7th in shot put, 8.36 m; 7th in weight throw, 8.15 m
Sara Williams, 2nd in shot put, 11.65 m
4x400 relay team finished 4th: Rebecca Miller, Jena Gunnett, Anna Kluitenbergm and Alayna Merkle
4x200 relay team finished 6th: Jamie Mahan, Leah Nevill, Charlotte Glasstetter, and Rebekah Rupert
Isaac Barringer: 4th in shot put, 11.69 m
Sam Batchelder, 6th in 3000 m, 10:23.48
Colin Craig: 4th in triple jump, 11.39 m
Josh Guiser: 4th in 60 m, 7.38 s
Clay Joseph: 5th in long jump, 5.62 m; 6th in triple jump, 10.66 m
Ken Kutcel: 6th in mile, 4;51.20
Matt Logan: 2nd in shot put, 12.27 m
Aaron Marga: 8th in 60 m, 7.48 s
Jacob Mellinger: 2nd in 400 m, 52.69 s
Bill Oplinger: 3rd in long jump, 5.80 m
Michael Savino: 2nd in 60 m hurdles, 9.00
Billy Thomas: 3rd in 60 m hurdles, 9.53
Cameron Unrath, 2nd in 60 m, 7.28 s
4x200 relay team finished 2nd: Cameron Unrath, Jacob Mellinger, Ed Schuster, and Josh Guiser
4x400 relay team finished 4th: Jesse Herman, Cameron Unrath, Dalton Paxson, and Jacob Mellinger
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