February 8th, 2016

Knights pickup multiple NCAA provisionals

Adam Pruiett

Bellarmine University Assistant S.I.D

Knights pickup multiple NCAA provisionals
photo provided by the Bellarmine athletic department

HILLSDALE, Mich. — Chris Striegel, Meghan Roby and Yashira Rhymer-Stuart highlighted the Bellarmine University track and field teams' performances in the Hillsdale "Wide-Track" Classic at the Margot V. Biermann Athletic Center by earning NCAA provisional marks.

Striegel topped all competitors in the 5000-meter run. The freshman's 14:48.43 was adjusted to 14:39.02 due to track size and came in under the NCAA provisional time of 14:44.96. Striegel's mark is the 15th best in the nation.

Roby motored to second in the 200 "Championship" race. The sophomore's 25.18 was adjusted to 24.80 and secured her an NCAA provisional (25.06). Roby's mark is the 14th best in the country.

Rhymer-Stuart's high jump of 1.65 meters earned her sixth place and hit exactly on the NCAA provisional.

Senior Tori Goodwin placed second in the 800 "Championship" and sophomore Erin Crone notched a fourth in the 3000 "Championship." Goodwin, Roby and sophomores Chandler Cain and Amanda Schnabel placed third in the 4x400 relay "Championship."

Schnabel earned a spot in the finals of the 60 hurdles and placed sixth, while Cain was 13th among 33 competitors in the 200. Freshman Keirra Porter took 11th among 30 athletes in the long jump.

In addition to Striegel, junior Nick Christensen also had a strong showing in the 5000, placing third. Junior Thomas Cave placed sixth in the mile "Championship."

In another mile event, freshman Cole Rodenberg ran to third, while sophomore Nathan Wilkey was fifth among 24 in the 800 and sophomore Joseph Drabot earned a fifth in the 3000 "Championship." Senior Brian Ullrich took third in the pole vault "Championship."


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