The University of Findlay men's and women's indoor track and field teams played host to day two of the Oiler Opener on Saturday, December 7 in the Malcom Athletic Center.
For the men, Junior Dillon Webster ran well on the day as he finished first in the 800 meter run with an NCAA provisional time of 1:54.32 and also teamed with sophomore Elliott Westerbeck, freshman Derek Collins, and junior Jacob Miller to guide the Oilers to a second place finish in 4x400 meter relay. The squad finished with a time of 3:26.40. Miller also competed in the heptathlon and finished fourth, totaling 4260 points.
Findlay had a top finisher in the men's 300 meter dash as freshman Derek Collins paced the field with a 37.03. He was followed closely by teammate, sophomore Kyle Smithey who finished in third with a time of 37.46. Collins also competed in the long jump and placed second with a jump distancing 6.69 meters.
Freshman Ben Hahler competed and placed second in the shot put with a toss of 16.39 meters, an NCAA provisional qualifying throw.
In other field event action, sophomore Derek Spindler finished fourth in the pole vault as he scaled to a height of 4.30 meters.
The Findlay women were highlighted by their 4x400 meter relay team. A lineup of sophomore Maud Sanmiquel, freshman Kadesha Roberts, junior Pam Showman, and freshman Adrianna Powell-Lawrence raced to the finish with a time 4:00.36, good enough for first place in the event. Powell-Lawrence also competed in the 400 meter dash and took second with a time of 59.91. Sanmiquel showed she isn't limited to 400 meters as she battled to a fourth place finish in the 600 meter race, finishing with a time of 1:39.38.
Also competing in the 400 meter final was junior Shelby Stump who took home a third place finish with a time of 1:00.08.
In the women's high jump, Findlay sophomore Lydia Guagenti cleared a height of 1.55 meters, good enough for a third place finish.
Back on the track, junior Brittany Carroll ran the 60 meter hurdles and completed the racein 9.16 seconds, a fourth place finish.
The two teams have over a month of wait until their next event on January 11 when they travel to Michigan for the Hillsdale Winter Open.