The MVNU track and field teams are excited about the progress they have made in just their second season.
In recent meets, the men’s team placed third out of 10 teams at the Cedarville Invitational and seventh out of 12 teams at the Wooster Invitational.
Paving the way at the Cedarville Invitational was Josh Richardson, who came in third in the 5,000-meter run. Nick Rummel added to the Cougars’ success, taking second in the pole vault with a jump of 5.63 meters.
At Wooster, junior Jake Sherer led the Cougars with a third place finish in the 800 meters.
Other standouts included Carl Jones, who received seventh place in the 100-meter dash, and Sam Nordquist, who took fourth place in the high jump and long jump field events.
The women’s most recent meet was last weekend at West Virginia Wesleyan College, where the Lady Cougars placed fifth overall. Standing out at the WVWC Invitational was Annie Winkler with a first- place finish in the 3,000-meter steeplechase. Bogantz received fifth place in the 800-meter run and Bolha took fifth in the 400-meter hurdles.
In the previous meet at Wooster, Bryanna Bolha (11th place in the 400-meter hurdles) and Bethany Bogantz (12th place in the 800-meter run) led the way for the Lady Cougars.
The team’s next meet is today at Kenyon.