April 21, 2013 - Members of the Hillsdale College men's track team competed at opposite ends of the country over the weekend, some making the short trip to Ypsilanti, Michigan, while others retreated to the warm temperatures and sunshine of California.
The Mt. SAC Relays, held in Walnut, California, is one of the largest track meets anywhere, spanning three days with hundreds of teams at all competition levels represented. The good conditions and tough competition brought out some of the best in the Chargers who ran out there.
Sophomore Joshua Mirth took fourth overall in the 10,000 meter run with a time of 30:31, placing him in the top 10 in all of NCAA Division II with that time. Another sophomore, Alex Mexicotte, picked up a PR of his own in the 200, racing to the line in 21.89 seconds.
Closer to home, at the EMU Twilight Classic, Michael Shaw also earned a PR in the 200 with a time of 22.23 seconds. Gunnar Meyer placed fourth in the javelin throw at 31.6 meters, and Jared Van Dyke turned in an impressive sixth-place finish in the 400 with a time of 51.2 seconds.
With the team back home, it can now prep for the signature event on its schedule, the 47th annual Hillsdale College Gina Relays. The three-day meet kicks off Thursday afternoon and will run through Saturday.