Burnam, Bolen pick up wins for WC track, field


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HANOVER, Ind. — The Wilmington College track and field teams competed at the Hanover Invitational Saturday. The men’s team placed seventh of 16 teams, while the women’s team was 14th of 16 teams.

Sophomore Pierce Burnam recorded the only men’s victory, winning the 400 hurdles (55.40). He added a third-place finish in the 110 hurdles (16.05) and a seventh-place finish in the high jump (1.78).

“Unbelievable run for Pierce in the 400 hurdles, in some of the windiest conditions I’ve ever been in at a meet,” said Wilmington head coach Ron Combs. “It was a dominant run and his personal best in conditions that don’t yield good times.”

Senior Marissa Bolen brought home the lone women’s victory, winning the shot put (13.23). Bolen also scored in the discus, placing sixth (35.38).

“Great win for Marissa in the shot put, finishing in front of two indoor All-Americans,” said Combs.

Burnam was joined by sophomore Travis Scheadler, sophomore Eric Flynn, Jr. and freshman Elliot Phillimore to place fifth in the 4×400 relay (3:35.53).

Scheadler added a sixth place finish in the 200 (23.41) and senior Antone Truss was second in the high jump (1.93).

Junior Angela Dorsett was seventh in the triple jump (9.34).

Wilmington travels to Springfield Saturday to compete in the Wittenberg Invitational.

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