December 8, 2012 - Two of Hillsdale College's top returning athletes at the school this year are women's track senior Kayla Cadlwell and men's junior Maurice Jones. Both stood out among their competition at this weekend's season opening meet.
Jones took first place in the 400 meter dash with a time of 49.08 seconds. That was not only good for an NCAA provisional time, but with the conversion formula applied to his time, already ranks him number two in the NCAA Division II in that event.
After a good first day in the heptathlon Friday, Justin Fawley finished second overall in the event with a total of 4,788 points. That point total was also good for NCAA provo status.
Baseball import Alex Mexicotte cruised to a fifth-place finish in the 200 meter dash with a time of 22.65 seconds. Mexicotte is expected to be an asset to the team's corps of sprinters after playing baseball during the 2011-12 academic year.
December 7, 2012 - Although it wasn't its full squad, the Hillsdale College men's track program got its seaosn officially kicked off Friday night at the Oiler Open, hosted by the University of Findlay.
Justin Fawley made an early impact on the meet and the season by registering a second-place finish in the hepathlon with a total of 2,675 points. During that performance, he earned an NCAA provisional qualifying mark in the high jump event, leaping 6 feet, 8 1/4 inches.
Another notable performance was turned in by thrower John Banovetz (pictured), who took fifth place in the weight throw with a mark of 59 feet, 1 1/4 inches. He was the second-ranked college performer in the event.