Laudermilch Wins 60 at Wartburg Invite

William Penn University Athletics

William Penn University Athletics

by Wade Steinlage

Waverly–The William Penn track and field teams were in action Saturday, competing at the Chelsey Henkenius Open hosted by Wartburg.

The WPU men were eighth out of 12 teams with 26 points, while Indian Hills CC took the crown with 130 points. The women finished sixth out of 12 teams with 24 points; host Wartburg was first with 228 points.

Asia Laudermilch (So., Oskaloosa, Iowa, Physical Education) headlined the women’s efforts by winning the 60-meter dash in a time of 8.04 seconds. The sophomore was also seventh with a 200 time of 27.80 seconds.

Throwers Shelbie Williams (So., Hedrick, Iowa, Elementary Education) and Elayna VanArsdale (So., Bensalem, Pa., Secondary Education) were strong as well. Williams claimed runner-up honors in the shot put at 41-4.25, while VanArsdale was fifth in the weight throw at 47-5.75.

Derek Robinson (Sr., Jenks, Okla., Communications) topped the men with a pair of high finishes. He took home second place in the weight throw (53-1.5) and third in the shot put (46-0.75).

Sage Ehresman (So., Sully, Iowa, Exercise Science) joined Robinson as a top-10 shot putter, finishing 10th with a mark of 41-5.75.

Mofiyinfoluwa Alade (Fr., Hoffman Estates, Ill.) was the next-highest finisher, placing fourth in the high jump at 6-3.25, while Seth Davis (So., Farmerville, Texas) was fifth in the long jump at 21-1.5.

Brenden Foster (So., Rock Hill, S.C.) ended up seventh in the 60-meter hurdles in 9.14 seconds, while Malik Brown (Sr., Long Beach, Calif., Psychology) took eighth in the 60 in 7.31 seconds.

“This overall was not our best day,” Head Coach Allen Friesen said. “We did, however, have some really good individual performances.”

“With a young team, our coaching staff has to get our athletes to understand there are going to be peaks and valleys,” Friesen added. “That is part of the process and if the team keeps the faith, we will achieve our goal as conference champions.”

Next Up: William Penn will travel to Cedar Falls next Thursday and Friday to compete in the UNI Jack Jennett Open.

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