Category: Boys Track

Spartans track and field earns academic awards

NORTH MANCHESTER, IND. – Manchester University earned honors on the 2017 United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association’s Division III all-academic individual and team announcements, released July 27 and 28.

Director of Cross Country and Track and Field Brian Cashdollar’s women’s team was one of three from the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference recognized. The Spartans joined Bluffton University of Ohio and Hanover College in receiving the accolade. In order to be in contention for Scholar Team of the Year, a program must have finished highly at the respective national championship meet and had at least a 3.00 cumulative team grade-point average.

Along individual lines, seniors Blake Harris (Fort Wayne, Ind.) and Alex Gudeman (Rochester, Ind.) received all-academic men’s awards, and fellow Class of 2017 member Mariah Jordan (Fort Wayne, Ind.) gained a similar recognition for the women. It was Jordan’s second selection, while Gudeman and Harris were noted for the first time.

To qualify for USTFCCCA All-Academic honors, the student-athlete must have compiled a cumulative GPA of 3.30 and must have met at least one of the following athletic standards. They had to have competed in an NCAA indoor or outdoor championship or finished the regular season ranked in the national top 50 in an individual event or ranked in the national top 35 in a relay event on the official NCAA descending order list.

All County Track

Wabash County Sports and The Wabash Plain Dealer have combined to announce our first ever All County track teams. The teams consist of 8 runners and 4 field events athletes.

Girls Track

Girls Runners
Rae Bedke-Manchester
Tahnee Fuentes-Manchester
Ellie White-Southwood
Morgan Farr-Southwood
Makenna Dawes-Southwood
Jacklyn Peas-Northfield
Brittany Bussard-Northfield
Chelsea Archer-Wabash

Girls Field Events
Bailey Sewell-Manchester
Ashley Parson-Southwood
Eva Goff-Southwood
Trinidy Wyatt-Wabash

Girls Track Athlete of the Year-Rae Bedke of Manchester

Girls Track Coach of the Year-Julie Cassel of Manchester


Boys Track

Jackson Beery-Northfield
Ryan Driscoll-Northfield
John Schuler-Northfield
Remington Trick-Manchester
Jake Schannep-Manchester
Jackson Simons-Southwood
Koby Prater-Wabash
Dereck Vogel-Wabash

Field Events
Isaiah Davis-Manchester
Kade Kennedy-Northfield
Austin Vinopal-Wabash
Heath Dierks-Manchester

Boys Track Athlete of the Year-Jackson Beery of Northfield

Boys Track Coach of the Year-Julie Cassel of Manchester

Boys Track Sectionals Delayed By Lightning

The boys track sectional were Thursday with Manchester at Bremen, while Northfield, Wabash and Southwood were at Indiana Wesleyan University. Mother Nature got in the way and delayed results.

Manchester finished 7th at Bremen. The 4×800 relay team of Ethan Davis, Drew Jones, Ben Reichenbach and Parker Yard finished 3rd. Trey Clark was 3rd in the 200. The 4×100 relay team of Jacob Burton, Trey Clark, Nick Wagner and Brandon Wagoner finished 3rd. Isaiah Davis was 2nd in the high jump and 2nd in the long jump.

Complete results can been viewed at :

Bremen still has not posted results as of 9:00am

At Marion, Northfield finished 9th, Wabash 10th and Southwood 12th.

The Northfield 4×100 team of Ryan Driscoll, Kade Kennedy, John Schuler and Jackson Beery won the sectional and advance to next weeks regional.

The top three sports in each event move on. Kade Kennedy of Northfield tied for 2nd in the pole vault. Austin Vinopal finished 3rd in the discus.

Complete results can be seen at :

Trio headlines all-HCAC honors

NORTH MANCHESTER, IND. – Four men and 12 women represented Manchester University on the recently-announced 2017 all-Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference outdoor track and field squads.

Director of Cross Country and Track and Field Brian Cashdollar’s men’s squad, which placed fifth at the HCACs, had two-time individual champion Alex Gudeman (Rochester, Ind.), single event winner Blake Harris (Fort Wayne, Ind.); freshman jumps specialist Austin Roberts (Indianapolis, Ind.); and senior Nic Haskins (Monticello, Ind.) honored. Gudeman, a distance standout, won the 3000-meter steeplechase and 5000-meter race events to pick up his second career all-league recognition, while Harris was the 10,000-meter victor in route to a first team award. Roberts took third in the long jump to earn his honorable mention status, while Haskins was the squad’s Sportsmanship team selection.

For the women, who shared the team championship with Hanover College to run their league title streak to three, senior distance runner Mariah Jordan (Fort Wayne, Ind.), a three-time all-HCAC first team pick, was tabbed Co-Athlete of the Year along with Transylvania University’s Jordin Fender. Jordan swept the 5000 and 10,000, took second in the 1500 and was on the roster for the third-place 4×400 team. Hannah Wappes (Columbia City, Ind.), who swept the 1500 and 800 meter championships, was named Freshman of the Year and was a first team selection. Cashdollar also picked up a special award gaining Coach of the Year accolades for the third successive season and fifth time in his career.

Joining Jordan and Wappes for first team accolades was senior thrower Shay Aator (West Lafayette, Ind.) who gained her fourth all-loop selection by winning the hammer throw for a similar number of times. A quartet of athletes was named to the second team in junior thrower Kara Brueckman (Crown Point, Ind.) (runner-up in hammer throw); junior thrower Jacey Cauhorn (Kendallville, Ind.) (runner-up in discus); sophomore sprinter Dasia Beck (Indianapolis, Ind.) (runner-up in 100-meter dash); and senior distance runner Tiffany Harber (Columbia City, Ind.) (runner-up in 5000 and 10,000). Beck, Cauhorn and Harber each picked up their second all-conference honors. Honorable mention recognition was given to sophomore distance runner Samina Qureshi (Columbia City, Ind.) (third in 3000 steeplechase); sophomore sprinter Annie Jondle (Elkhart, Ind.) (third in 4×100 meter relay); junior sprinter Olivia Jenks (Elkhart, Ind.) (third in 4×100 meter relay); sophomore sprinter Jade Bollett (Auburn, Ind.) (third in 4×400 meter relay); and freshman sprinter Emma DeWitt (Brookston, Ind.) (third in 4×100 meter relay). The team’s Sportsmanship selection was junior Paige Keller (Greenville, Ohio).