Category: Girls 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

Runners
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

Bedke Finishes 6th In 3200 State Finals

Manchester senior Rae Bedke ran with a plan and determination Saturday in the 32oo state finals at Indiana University. In a field that was stacked with elite runners Bedke would start near the back of the pack and pick off competitors as the race unfolded.

As in most long distance races the pack will split around the midway point and it did just that Saturday. Bedke would position herself in the middle of the pack at that point and went with the lead pack when the split happened. The last three laps Bedke would gain several spots, chasing instead of being chased and holding her position the last lap to finish 6th in the state, earning all state honors. Bedke also broke her own school record, crushing the 11:00 barrier with a time of 10:52.96.

Jordan concludes sparkling Manchester University career

GENEVA, OHIO – Senior distance standout Mariah Jordan, a native of Fort Wayne, Ind., concluded her Manchester University career in the 10,000 meters at the 2017 NCAA Division III Championships Thursday, May 25. The combined 17-time Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference cross country and indoor and outdoor track and field champion placed 19th in the 22-runner field, clocking a 37:27.35 in rain soaked conditions on the track at The Spire Institute.

She concludes her running career for the Spartans as a combined seven-time cross country and track and field all-United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association all-Great Lakes region honoree and a combined four-time cross country and track and field national qualifier. Manchester University’s competition at the 2017 national championships continues Saturday, May 27, as senior thrower Shay Aator of West Lafayette, Ind., competes in the hammer throw at 10:30 a.m.

Aator, Jordan set for NCAA Division III Championships

NORTH MANCHESTER, IND. – Senior thrower Shay Aator (West Lafayette, Ind.) and senior distance runner Mariah Jordan (Fort Wayne, Ind.) look to add to the impressive history of Manchester women’s outdoor track and field Thursday through Saturday, May 25-27.

Meet details: The duo represents the Spartans at the 2017 NCAA Division III Championships hosted by the University Of Mount Union at The Spire Institute in Geneva, Ohio. Jordan, appearing in her second outdoor championship, races in the 10,000 meters at 9:45 a.m. Thursday, while Aator, in her first outdoor and third combined indoor/outdoor national meet, competes in the hammer throw with a 10:30 a.m. start Saturday … Director of Cross Country and Track and Field Brian Cashdollar’s program makes its third national meet appearance since 2010 and seeks its first All-American honor since former standout Kailey (Honn) Leemkuil ’10 won the high jump as a senior … Live results and video from the championships is available via links at www.muspartans.com, the Internet home of Manchester University athletics.

Spartan Shorts: Aator, a four-time Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference champion in her event as part of a combined six league indoor and outdoor event titles, needed a school record launch of 170 feet, four inches (51.92 meters) in the regular season finale at North Central College of Illinois May 17 to lock up a national meet berth. She narrowly missed indoor All-American accolades as a junior and senior, placing ninth in each case in the 20-pound weight throw … Jordan, a heavily-decorated cross country and indoor and outdoor track and field athlete that sports 17 conference event titles in the three disciplines, claimed a top 10 finish at St. Lawrence University in the 10,000 during the 2015 outdoor nationals with a time of 36:39.58 placing her 10th. She enters the weekend ranked 17th in the 22-runner field with a season best mark of 36:07.08, second-fastest in program history and a personal career best, at North Central May 11 .. Both members of the Class of 2017 began outdoor nationals’ week on a high note Monday, May 22, earning all-Great Lakes region awards from the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. It was the third combined indoor and outdoor all-region recognition for each of them.

Bedke State Bound In Two Events

Manchester senior Rae Bedke pulled off another amazing performance at the South Bend St Joseph regional Tuesday, placing second in the 1600 in a time of  5:01.38 before winning the 3200 in a new school record time of 11:04.06 to advance to the state finals in both events.

Bedke was just six tenths from winning the 1600, while winning the 3200 by nearly 2 seconds. Bailey Sewell finished 4th in the discus with a throw of 109′-02”. Manchester’s 4×800 relay team finished 14th. Tahnee Fuentes was 13th in the 100.

At Marion the Southwood 4×400 relay team finished 4th, setting a new school record in a time of 4:09.02. Team members were Eva Goff, Makenna Dawes, Morgan Farr, and Ellie White. Makenna Dawes also competed in the 100 hurdles. White finished 15th in the 400. Ashley Parson placed 14th in the high jump.

Northfield’s Jacklyn Peas finished 6th in the 300 hurdles with team mate  Brittany Bussard placing 11th. The Northfield 4×400 relay team finished 16th.

Aator, Jordan tabbed USTFCCCA all-Great Lakes region

The week of the 2017 NCAA Division III outdoor track and field championships opened on a high note for Manchester University senior women’s thrower Shay Aator (West Lafayette, Ind.) and senior women’s distance runner Mariah Jordan (Fort Wayne, Ind.).

Each of them earned a third combined indoor and outdoor all-Great Lakes region honor from the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Monday, May 22, recognized among a group of 945 student-athletes from across the country. The top five individuals in each event as well the top three relay teams on the Track and Field Results Reporting System’s final pre-national championship performance list gain all-region distinction.

Along national levels, Aator goes into the 2017 NCAA Division III Championships at The Spire Institute in Geneva, Ohio, ranked No. 22 in the hammer throw, and Jordan is No. 17 in the 10,000 meters. Competition in the 10,000 begins at 9:45 a.m. Thursday, May 25, with the hammer getting underway at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 27.

Spartans advance two events to nationals

NORTH MANCHESTER, IND. – Senior thrower Shay Aator (West Lafayette, Ind.) and senior distance runner Mariah Jordan (Fort Wayne, Ind.) will represent Manchester University at the 2017 NCAA Division III Championships.

Aator is among the 22-competitor field for the hammer throw, while Jordan is one of the athletes gaining entrance into the 22-runner 10,000 meter event. The 10,000 is set for 9:45 a.m. Thursday, May 25, with the hammer being contested at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 27.

All events are set for The Spire Institute’s outdoor track and field complex in Geneva, Ohio. The University of Mount Union is the championships’ institutional host.

Two Spartans Headed To NCAA Division 111 Championships

NORTH MANCHESTER, IND. – Senior thrower Shay Aator (West Lafayette, Ind.) and senior distance runner Mariah Jordan (Fort Wayne, Ind.) will represent Manchester University at the 2017 NCAA Division III Championships.

Aator is among the 22-competitor field for the hammer throw, while Jordan is one of the athletes gaining entrance into the 22-runner 10,000 meter event. The 10,000 is set for 9:45 a.m. Thursday, May 25, with the hammer being contested at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 27.

All events are set for The Spire Institute’s outdoor track and field complex in Geneva, Ohio. The University of Mount Union is the championships’ institutional host.

Girls Track Has Many Regional Qualifiers

The girls track sectionals were ran Tuesday with Manchester heading to Rochester, while Northfield, Wabash and Southwood were at Indiana Wesleyan University.

The county had a few champions and several moving on to the regional.

At Rochester the Manchester Lady Squires finished fifth. The top three individuals of relay teams advanced to next weeks regional. Tahnee Fuentes was second in the 100, Rae Bedke won the 1600 and the 3200. The 4×400 relay team of  Melissa Saucedo, Fuentes, Kara Kline and Bedke finished third. The 4×800 relay team of Sydney Diefenbaugh, Clara Burdette, Maddy Evans and Jaelyn Webb finished third. Bailey Sewell finished third in the discus.

The complete results can be viewed at :

http://www.ihsaa.org/Portals/0/girls%20sports/girls%20track/2016-17/201617RochesterSectional.pdf

 

At Marion, Southwood finished third, Northfield sixth and Wabash twelfth. Makenna Dawes of Southwood won the 100 hurdles. Morgan Farr of Southwood was third in the 1600. Ellie White of Southwood was third in the 400. Jacklyn Peas of Northfield won the 300 hurdles with Dawes of Southwood finishing second. Morgan Farr of Southwood was second in the 800.The Southwood 4×400 relay team of Eva Goff, Makenna Dawes, Morgan Farr, Ellie White placed first with the Northfield team of Jacklyn Peas, Abbey Ross, Brittany Bussard and Victoria Givens finished third. Ashley Parson of Southwood won the high jump. Attie Schuler of Northfield was third in the pole vault.

The complete results can be viewed at :

http://www.ihsaa.org/Portals/0/girls%20sports/girls%20track/2016-17/201617MarionSectional.pdf

 

The Manchester girls will go to South Bend St Joseph for the regional with the Northfield and Southwood girls going back to Marion(IWU).

Wabash Girls Track Falls To North Miami

Wabash girls track team made up a meet with Norht Miami from earlier this season
1st place
Kennedy Brackett – 1600 meter run
4X800 relay – Archer,Brackett,Stone & Hipskind

2nd place
Leigha Boggs – 100 hurdles
Chelsae Archer – 200 dash
4X100 relay – Boggs, Denney, Truman & Benysh

3rd place
Trinidy Wyatt – Shot Put
Maya Benysh -100 dash
Kiley Stone – 800 run
Boggs – 300 hurdles

4th place
Emilly Martin – 100 & 300 hurdles
Sydney Gibson -100 dash
Kaytlyn Mollett – discus
Benysh – 200 dash

Next meet Sectional at Indiana Weslyan University

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).

Sewell Headed To Manchester University

Manchester High School senior Bailey Sewell will continue her academic/track & field career at Manchester University next fall.

Front Row L-R: Bobby Haecker (Stepdad), June Haecker (Mother), Bailey Sewell, Eric Sewell (Father), Emily Haecker (Sister)

Back Row L-R: Julie Cassel (MHS Head Track Coach), Jeremy Markham (MHS Athletic Director), Tommy Riggs (MHS Throw Coach)