Aquinas - Men win Jim Cole Scottie Open, Weidenhamer breaks shot put record
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Clay Weidenhamer (SR/Sparta, Michigan)'s toss of 52-4.75 broke a 42-year school record this afternoon at the Jim Cole Scottie Open. Alma College played host to the Saints, Lake Superior State, and Lansing Community College. His throw bested the previous record set in 1975 by John Carr (51-3). Clay's effort , which was one of 13 first place finishes by the Saints, also automatically qualified him for the NAIA National Championships in Gulf Shores, Alabama.
Clay's throwing mate, Aaron Whaley (SO/Honor, Michigan), also had a big day as he recorded the fifth farthest javelin throw in school history. Aaron's toss of 164-7 was the top javelin throw of the day.
Other first place performances were recorded by: Emmanuel Harinda (FR/Holland, Michigan) (100 Meters - 11.17), Sam Freeman (JR/Grand Rapids, Michigan) (200 Meters - 22.58), Brody Heitzman (SO/Grand Rapids, Michigan) (400 Meters - 51.10), Arik LaFave (FR/Hesperia, Michigan) (1500 Meters - 4:02.36), Joey Ciaravino (SO/Harper Woods, Michigan) (5000 Meters - 15:38.99), Jason Tran (SO/Zeeland, Michigan) (400 Meter Hurdles - 56.42), Nate McKeown (FR/Hesperia, Michigan) (High Jump - 6-3.25), Curtis Bell (JR/Coleman, Michigan) (Pole Vault - 15-7), John Piatek (SO/Traverse City, Michigan) (Discus - 145-4), the 4x100 Meter Relay (42.92) and the 4x400 Meter Relay (3:25.72).
The Saints will return to action next weekend at Grand Valley State University.