Hillsdale - Schipper Wins the Pole Vault in Indoor Season Debut
Provided by Hillsdale College
There's a new wave of talent joining the Charger men's track team this season, and in the 2015-16 indoor debut, some of those athletes made their presence known.
Hillsdale College took its first shot at the competition at the Oiler Opener, held Friday and Saturday at the University of Findlay.
Last year, sprinters like Lane White, Colby Clark and David Chase became huge factors during indoor season. This year, those talented athletes are joined by some newcomers who figure to be reckoned with by all competition.
Freshman Nathan Pando wasted little time in his collegiate debut to start winning races. He took first in the 60 meter dash, blazing his way to a time of 7.16 seconds. He later took second in the 200 meter dash, only losing out to senior teammate Alex Mexicotte, who won in 22.58 seconds.
Another freshman, Levi Wyse, helped the Chargers sweep the top three places in the 200, placing third in his first college meet.
White, the reigning GLIAC Freshman of the Year, opened his new campaign with a first-place in the 400 meter dash, achieving an NCAA provo time of 49.47 seconds.
Freshman Tanner Schwannecke won a rarely competed race, the 600 meter dash with a time of 1:24.58.
Sophomore Jared Schipper was the NCAA runner-up in the pole vault last year, and picked up right-where he left off in this year's first meet. He hit the 5-meter mark in the event, taking first place while picking up the inevitable NCAA provo mark in the process.
UP NEXT: Hillsdale hosts its first indoor meet of the season January 9 at the Margot V. Biermann Athletic Center.