Three Qualify at Doane Meet

William Penn University Athletics

William Penn University Athletics

by Wade Steinlage

Crete, Neb.–A trio of William Penn men’s track and field athletes will compete for national crowns as they hit qualifying marks at the Doane Ward Haylett Invitational Saturday.

Tristen Elmore (Jr., Ovied, Fla., Physical Education) and Mofiyinfoluwa Alade (So., Hoffman Estates, Ill.) both qualified in the high jump, while Sage Ehresman (Jr., Sully, Iowa, Exercise Science) did so in the shot put. The NAIA National Championships will be held in Brookings, S.D. from February 28-March 2.

Elmore, who will be making his fifth-straight appearance at nationals, met the automatic standard by placing fourth with a high jump of 6-7.5. The junior was also sixth (qualified third) in the 60-meter dash in 7.04 seconds.

Alade, who is qualifying for the third-consecutive time, reached the provisional standard as he was sixth at 6-6.25.

Ehresman will be making his first trip to nationals after posting a personal-best and provisional-standard toss of 50-0; the throw was good for fifth overall.

Kenneth Bolton III (Fr., South Riding, Va.) was the next-highest male finisher for the Statesmen, taking seventh in the 600-meter run in 1:27.29. Brenden Foster (Jr., Rock Hill, S.C., Biology) was ninth in the 60-meter hurdles in 8.83 seconds and Joel Brown (Fr., Columbus, Ga.) was 10th in the 200 at 23.40.

Kayla Music (Fr., Corpus Christi, Texas) guided the women, twice placing in the top 10. The freshman was fourth in the 60 at 7.92 and fifth in the 200 at 26.73.

Ashley Omoregie (Fr., Old Bridge, N.J.) ended up seventh in the 600 (1:44.93) and Andrea Jaquez (Fr., San Antonio, Texas, Exercise Science) was 10th in the one-mile run (6:00.99).

“After a long break, we performed ok,” Head Coach Allen Friesen said. “We had some outstanding performances on both sides, including our three national qualifiers, but overall, it was a good wake-up call for the team about how important it is to work out during the break.”

Next Up: William Penn travels to Dubuque next Saturday to compete in the Sol Butler Classic hosted by Dubuque.

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