Hillsdale College - Pole Vault, Relay Records Fall at Border Battle

Hillsdale College - Pole Vault, Relay Records Fall at Border Battle

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A perfect weather day greeted five GLIAC men's track programs gathering at Hillsdale College for the Border Battle, a meet that pitted athletes from Michigan schools against their counterparts from Ohio.

The Chargers put together several impressive performances, and set two school records in the first of three home track meets they have in the next four weeks.

The 4x100 relay team of Todd Frickey, Lane White, Nathan Pando and Alexander Mexicotte set a new mark in the fastest relay race of them all with a time of 40.95 seconds.

Sophomore pole vaulter Jared Schipper re-set his own school record in the event by clearing 5.16 meters, good for first place at the meet. Schipper topped the mark that helped him become a national qualifier in the pole vault as a freshman during outdoor season last year.

White won both the 200 meter dash (21.94 seconds) and 400 meter dash, the latter in an NCAA provo time of 47.54 seconds. Charger men took the top six spots in the 200 and swept the top two in the 400, with sophomore Colby Clark coming in a strong second to White.

Caleb Gatchell continues to get better and better in the middle distance events, winning both the 800 and 1500 at the meet. He took first in the 800 in a time of 1:55.59, and won the 1500 in 3:57.93. Gatchell was joined by teammates Tanner Schwannecke and Andrew Beaird in sweeping the top three spots in the 800.

Nathaniel Nobbs took first in the javelin throw with a mark of 54.27 meters, while senior Nick Shuster cleared 6 feet, 6 inches in the high jump, placing second.

Sam Phillips (3000 steeplechase) and Santiago Quintana (5000 meter run) each won their first collegiate home races for the Chargers.