Oilers Take 5th At DII Challenge

The University of Findlay men's and women's indoor track and field teams hosted the second day of the NCAA Division II Team Challenge on Saturday, February 5 inside the Malcolm Athletic Center. The men won the event with 128 points while the women took fifth with 54.5 points.

On the men's side, Cory Vales won the high jump with a provisional mark of 6'10.75 while Shane Shockey was first in the pole vault at 15'10.00, also a provisional qualifying mark.

Derrick Vicars added a NCAA automatic qualifying heave of 59'10.50 in the shot put while the Oilers 4x400-meter relay team of Simon Bernard, Greg Schaible, Lyndon Johnson and Curtis Smithey were second at 3:16.83, a provisional qualifying time.

Johnson added a second place finish in the 60-meter (6.90) and was third in the 200-meter with a provisional time of 22.03.

Smithey was second in the 400-meter (49.28), Justin Eilerman finished second in the 3000-meter (8:42.46), Bernard was fourth in the 800-meter run (1:57.36) and Cory Brunow was fourth in the long jump (21'07.25).

On the women's side, Lindsey Schmitmeyer took home top honors in the 800-meter after crossing the finish line in a provisional time of 2:16.17 while Raven Clay won the 60-meter hurdles with a provisional time of 8.63.

Christine Zimmermann placed second in the 800-meter at 2:19.11 and teamed with Clay, Schmitmeyer and Jhazmyn Anderson to take third in the 4x400-meter relay at 3:58.34.

Randi Depp added a third place finish in the weight throw with a provisional qualifying and school record-breaking heave of 60'01.75.

The Oilers will be back in action again on February 11 at the Valentine Invitational in Boston, Massachusetts.