The men’s and women’s track and field teams did well in the Truman Twilight Quadrangular meet at Stokes Stadium. The meet served as a tuneup for the GLVC Championships at the end of this month.
Both teams grabbed the majority of the gold medals with the men winning in 12 of the 17 events and the women winning 13 of their 16 events.
Marissa Gress won the women’s 4×100 relay with a time of 49.50. It was a photo finish as she bested William Penn University’s Asia Laudermilch by nine hundredths of a second. The rest of the winning team included Brianna Barton, Hally Blackwell and Grace Feeney.
Other gold medalists on the women’s team included Feeney in the 100 meter hurdles, Barton in the 200 meter, Taylor Burlis in the 800 meter and Gemma Saathoffin in the 1500 meter.
In the field events the Bulldogs also won multiple awards. This included Hannah Oberdiek in long jump, Marissa Brady in triple jump, Katie Reeves in pole vault, Elle Renault in javelin, and Cassidy Smestad in discus, hammer and shot put.
Bobby Campbell was the highlight of the men’s team, winning gold in both discus and hammer.
The other gold medalists were Nash Kolb in the 110 meter hurdles, Kyle Kubernat in the 400 meter, Jackson Foster in the 800 meter and Nathan Stinson in the 1500 meter.
Colby Roundtree won gold in long jump along with Brandon Hackamack and Blake Laird in triple jump and pole vault respectively.
Finally, Brendan Baker won in shot put and Nathan Bufka in javelin.
The teams move next to the GLVC Championships at Stokes Stadium this weekend. Competition will begin this evening with prelims and the first half of the multi-events. On Friday, competition will begin at 9 a.m. with the completion of the multi-events followed by field and running events. Sunday’s events will kick off at 9 a.m. with most events having finals this day.
A one day pass costs $10 for adults and $5 for students while a two day pass is $15. Thursday’s events are free.
Two Bulldog men are looking to defend their titles from the Indoor Championships earlier this season: Brandon Hackamack in the triple jump and Elijah Farrales in the 400-meter.
Elle Renault will look to repeat as GLVC Javelin champion. Last year, Renault won by 12 feet.