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December 5, 2014

Men's indoor track competes first meet at Youngstown

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The Grove City College men's track and field program opened the first official indoor track and field season in school history at the Youngstown State University Icebreaker, held at the Watson and Tressel Training Site (WATTS) on Friday evening.

Freshman Graham Allen (Upper Dublin, Pa./Chestnut Hill Academy) started his collegiate career on a high note, recording the highest finish for the Wolverines by taking second in the 800 with a time of 1:59.63 in his first race as a Wolverine.

Sophomore Nick Betz (Colorado Springs, Colo./Discovery Canyon), who qualified for the ECAC Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships in the 110 hurdles as a freshman, became the first Grove City male to qualify for the ECAC DIII Indoor Championships by finishing fourth in the 60-meter hurdles in 8.38 seconds.

Allen and Betz were joined by freshman Evan Carroscia (Streetsboro, Ohio/Cuyahoga Valley Christian) and sophomore Jacob Zeltman (Kidron, Ohio/Dalton) to close the meet with a fifth-place finish in the 4x400 relay in 3:29.25.

Sophomore Ryan Buchalter (Colorado Springs, Colo./Colorado Springs Christian) joined Allen with a strong finish in the 800, placing seventh in the event in 2:06.82 while freshman Clint Glenn (Laurel, Pa./Laurel) was ninth in 2:11.37. Carroscia added a 13th-place finish in the 400 in 51.48.

Freshman Quinton Reed (Oil City, Pa./Oil City) led Grove City's field contingent by taking 10th in the shot put with a best throw of 12.03 meters while junior Tom Kocur (Cranberry Township, Pa./Seneca Valley) led the Wolverine jumpers with an11th-place showing in the high jump (1.80m).

Grove City has two months away from competition over the Christmas holiday and January intersession. The Wolverines will return to action on February 7 at Mount Union's Jim Wuske Invitational.


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