Quakers win at Capital
Wilmington claims seven events en route to title
January 15, 2011
Wilmington captured the team title at the Rev. Mike Hout Invitational.
BEXLEY — Wilmington College won seven events en route to collecting the team title at the Rev. Mike Hout Invitational, hosted by Capital University on Saturday.
The Quakers finished with 182 points to win the eight-team title. Muskingum was runner-up with 161.5 points.
The indoor meet championship was Wilmington’s first since the Quakers claimed the title of the Capital Crusaders Invitational in February 2007.
“We’re just trying to keep things in perspective,” Wilmington head coach Ron Combs said. “It’s a good meet out of the gate. It was a complete team effort. We scored points across the board, and that was nice to see. More than anything, I like where our team is right now with its attitude. They are keeping everything in perspective. They know that we’ve got a lot of work to do if we want to reach our goals this season.”
Brandon Bruner (Cincinnati/Shroder) and Josh Richardson (Hamilton/North College Hill) were in on a pair of wins each.
Bruner won the 60-meter dash in 7.20 and teamed with Richardson, Kenneth Johnson (Cincinnati/Shroder) and Tyler Benson (Blanchester) to win the 4x200-meter relay. Richardson also won the 60-meter hurdles in 8.66, narrowly missing his school-record 8.62.
One school record was tied as Braden McMonigle (Monroe/Lemon-Monroe) improved his NCAA provisional high jump by clearing 6-8 to claim the title and tie Wilmington College mark jointly held by Bruce Cotton and Tony Jarman. McMonigle's jump was the second best in the nation this season.
Erik Svensson (Falkenbergs, Sweden/Falkenbergs Gymnakieskola) and Bruner went 1-3 in the long jump. Svensson won with a leap of 21-11.
Pat Carroll (Cincinnati/Purcell Marian) won the mile with a time of 4:36.83.
The distance medley team of Chad Hirschauer (Cincinnati/Milford), Tyler Hooley (Powell/Worthington Kilbourne), Josh Baber (Indianapolis, Ind./Franklin Central) and Misha McCormick (Cincinnati/Sycamore) won with a time of 12:10.92.