BELOIT, Wis. – Freshman Ra'Shad Green anchored the runner-up 4x100 relay and took second in the high jump to lead the Rams at the Midwest Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships, hosted by Beloit College Friday and Saturday at Strong Stadium.
Green picked up a pair of all-MWC medals for Cornell, which finished eighth in the 10-team men's field with 47 points. All-conference honors are awarded to the top three placewinners in each event; Cornell had three individuals take fourth.
Green impressed in the high jump, clearing a career-best height of 6 feet, 6 inches. That mark tied Carroll champion Andrew Nottling, who got the nod on tiebreaker criteria. Green improved on his third-place all-MWC performance at the indoor meet in February.
Sophomore Brennan Stine, junior Preston Ritchie and senior Marnel Desir teamed with Green for an all-conference effort in the 4x100. The Cornell quartet was clocked in 43.15 seconds. Monmouth won the relay in 42.20.
Ritchie and Stine provided strong outings in the sprints. Ritchie ran a personal-best 11.03 in a competitive 100 and placed fourth. He was only .04 seconds out of third. Ritchie also qualified for the finals in the 200, taking seventh in 22.53.
Stine finished fourth in the 400 with a mark of 49.7. He posted the second-fastest qualifying time in Friday's prelims (50.11).
Senior Jordan Kemme was fourth in the 5000 (15:38.33), missing out on an all-MWC spot by less than four seconds. Sophomore teammate Lawrence Dennis was eighth in the race (15:58.62). Kemme recorded a season-best time of 4:05.43 in the 1500 and wound up eighth.
Cornell's 4x400 relay of Ritchie, Joseph Callan, Guittar and Stine placed fifth in 3:30.64.
Sophomore Parker Kenyon was a two-time placewinner in the throwing events. He finished sixth in the discus (134-5) and was seventh in the shot put (44-1.25).
|(25) Cornell at||7:00pm|
|(3) Luther College||CST|
|(16) St. Norbert College at||1:00pm|
|(RV) St. Norbert College at||3:00pm|
|(15) Cornell at||9:00am|
|Dick Walker Invitational|
|Rockford College at||7:00pm|