Hillsdale - Track Team Venutres to Big 10 Country

Hillsdale - Track Team Venutres to Big 10 Country

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The Charger men's track team got some strong performances against plenty of Division I competition at this weekend's Dan Gladstein Invitational, hosted by Indiana University.

A large meet, spread over two days, featured athletes from programs like Cincinnati, Arkansas, Miami (Ohio), Xavier, Bradley and Tennessee State. But in a handful of events, Charger athletes ran toe-to-toe with their competitors as they ramp up towards the second half of indoor season.

Sophomore David Chase took fifth in the high jump at 2.03 meters, and later joined running mates Lane White, Noah Hiser and Colby Clark on the fourth-place 4x400 relay team. Together, they ran a 3:18.86, an excellent time for this point in the schedule.

Senior Todd Frickey ran a 6.91 in the 60 meter dash, good for sixth place and just .02 off his own school record, which he set last weekend.

A pair of newcomers also had strong showings for Hillsdale.

Tanner Schwannecke ran in the open 800 and finished third with a time of 1:56.92. Caleb Gatchell took part in what was labeled the "fast" 800, and ran 1:54.74, good for fifth place. That time is three seconds off the school record.


Sophomore pole vaulter Jared Schipper leaps as high as anyone, regardless of the competition.

The school record holder in the event placed second, clearing 5.10 meters, equaling his own mark, tops in school history. Teammate Matt Harris finished fifth in the same event, setting a personal best with a height of 4.81 meters.

Joseph Newcomb also set a new best-time, in the 3000 meter run with an 8:28.99.

UP NEXT: Hillsdale has next weekend off in preparation for the wide track classic, which it will host Feb. 5-6.