The University of Southern Indiana men’s track & field team recorded four new NCAA II provisional marks as another school record fell at the GVSU Big Meet Friday and Saturday.
Day One (Friday): Freshman Zach Barton picked up right where he left off in Greencastle a week prior, with an even more impressive outing in the 60 meters. Barton took seventh place with an NCAA II provisional qualifying time of 6.77 seconds which also stands as the fastest in USI history currently. Barton’s 60m time also ranks 10th in all of NCAA II currently.
Sophomore Titus Winders was next in line for a great performance as he proved it in the 3000m. Winders won the event with a new NCAA II provisional qualifying time of 8:08.46. Winders’ run bumped himself up to eighth in the nation and fourth all-time in USI history. Junior Nathan Hall was the next Screaming Eagles’ runner to finish with a time of 8:24.19, narrowly missing the provisional mark threshold of 8:22.64.
Junior Austin Nolan kept the good times rolling for the Eagles in the 5000m. Nolan finished sixth in his respective heat with an NCAA II provisional qualifying time of 14:19.66. Nolan’s time ranks 23rd in the nation as well as eighth all-time in USI history. Junior Wyat Harmon also impressed Friday evening as he took third in his heat with an NCAA II provisional qualifying time of 14:31.39. Harmon’s performance was not only a new personal best by 27 seconds, but it also ranks 31st in the nation.
Freshman Kyle Crone closed out Friday with a sixth-place finish in the high jump with a mark of 6 feet, 2.75 inches.
Day Two (Saturday): Crone came back the next day with another top 10 finish this time in the triple jump with a mark of 41’ 9.25”, good for seventh in the event.
Junior Tyrell Nickelson also added a 10th place finish in the high jump with a leap of 6’ 3.25”.
Up Next: The Eagles will travel to Charleston, Illinois for the EIU Friday Night Special held on Feb. 21.