First place finishes by Zach Rosenberger and Jordan Bucklew helped the Culver-Stockton College men’s track and field team place sixth in its first Heart of America Athletic Conference Track and Field championships last weekend in Fayette, Mo.
The Wildcats finished with 65 points in the meet and finished ahead of William Jewell, Benedictine, Graceland and Evangel. Lindenwood won the event with 239 points, followed closely by MidAmerica Nazarene with 171 points.
Rosenberger continued his dominance in the pole vault by winning that event with a mark of 15 feet, six ¼ inches. He easily out-distanced the runner-up, Kyle Shelton of Central Methodist, who leaped 14 feet, three ¼ inches.
Meanwhile, Bucklew was just as dominant in the decathlon, recording 6,170 points to easily win that event over Brock Shulte of MidAmerica Nazarene, who finished with 5,282 points.
In other action, Tyler Buckman placed second in the 400-meter dash with a time of 49.37 seconds. Marcus Barnett placed sixth in the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.45 seconds. Ryan Thoroman placed fifth in the 5000-meter race walk with a time of 33 minutes, 37.72 seconds.
Besides the pole vault, Rosenberger also placed sixth in the javelin throw with a mark of 153 feet, three inches. Jordan Cox placed fourth and sixth, respectively, in the triple jump and the long jump, while Anthony Jahr placed fifth and third, respectively in the shot put and the hammer throw.
In women's action, freshman Megan Woodworth provided the only highlight for the women's track team
Woodworth placed fourth in the long jump with a leap of 15 feet, seven inches, good enough to give the women’s team its only points of the meet.
Brooklyn Bradley also competed for the Wildcats and was entered in the 100-meter and 200-meter dashes. However, she failed to make the finals in each event.
The women’s team, who only had two girls competing, finished with five points, which was good for 10th place in the meet. Lindenwood won the women’s portion of the meet with 265.33 points.