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Men Finish 9th at GLIAC Outdoor Championships

Men Finish 9th at GLIAC Outdoor Championships

Final results

May 3, 2013 - Setting school records is becoming a weekly thing for Matt Raffin.

The hurdler on the Charger men's track team broke his own school record in the 110 hurdles for the third time in seven days, picking up a time of 14.43 in the 110 hurdles at Friday's GLIAC Outdoor Track & Field Championships, hosted by Ashland University. Raffin finished sixth in the conference in that race.

As a team, the Charger men finished with 30 points, good for ninth place at the meet.

Junior John Banovetz took seventh in the hammer throw, reaching 56.45 meters. His toss was one of nine NCAA provo marks achieved by GLIAC athletes in that event.

Luke Hickman took eight seconds off his seed time in the 3000 meter steeplechase, finishing sixth with a time of 9:37.52. 

The Chargers' 4x100 relay team set a season-low with a time of 41.91 seconds, good for sixth place.


May 2, 2013 - Sophomore Joshua Mirth recorded his second top-two finish in a GLIAC championship meet in 2012-13 Thursday afternoon when he placed second in the men's 10,000 meter run.

Mirth was the GLIAC outdoor runner-up in the event, being held this weekend at Ashland University. Some field event and sprint event championships will commence Friday in Ohio. Mirth finished with a time of 30:42.21.

Matt Raffin (pictured) took seventh place in the men's 110 hurdle prelims with a time of 14.48, and advances to Friday's final. Raffin's time was also an NCAA provisional qualifying mark.

As a team, the men sat in ninth place through the first day of competition, with 11 points.


Photo by Sheridan Markatos