Near Misses at Last Chance Meet

Naperville, Ill.–The William Penn track and field teams came up a bit shy of adding any more national qualifiers as the Statesmen competed at the Dr. Keeler Invitational hosted by North Central Thursday and Friday.

Discus qualifier Derek Robinson (Jr., Jenks, Okla., Communications) had a pair of top-10 efforts, including placing fifth in the discus at 155-10 and seventh in the hammer at 164-10.  Robinson fell short of adding the hammer to his qualifying list by just 10 inches.

Three-time qualifier (discus, hammer, shot put) Derek Seddon (Sr., Knoxville, Iowa, Physical Education) used the meet more as a final practice session, finishing third in the discus at 168-0.

Vashti Nwagbaraocha (So., Milwaukee, Wis., Exercise Science) tied for sixth in the women’s high jump at 5-2.5, missing the qualifying height by 2.5 inches.

Like Seddon, Tristen Elmore (Fr., Ovied, Fla., Physical Education) was also in practice mode, ending up 12th in the 100-meter dash in 10.96 seconds.

Story provided by Wade Steinlage


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