Sage Ehresman paced the Statesmen as he placed sixth overall in the 60-meter dash in 7.14 seconds.

Crete, Neb. — The Statesmen men’s and women’s track and field teams returned to action following the holiday break as they competed in the Doane Ward Haylett Invitational on Saturday.

Sage Ehresman (Sr., Sully, Iowa, Exercise Science) paced the men as he placed sixth overall in the 60-meter dash in 7.14 seconds. His day was highlighted as he placed third overall in the shotput with a throw of 51-10; the highest placing for the men in any event.

The Statesmen had three top-20 finishers in the 200-meter dash. Jackson Coates (Fr., Aldie, Va.) placed in the top-10 with a ninth-place finish in 23.55 seconds. Dylan Meacham (Fr., Las Vegas, Nev.) finished 18th with a 24.35 mark while Percy Burton (Jr., Baltimore, Md.) came in at 20 with a time of 24.55 seconds.

Jordan McRae (So., North Las Vegas, Nev.) was the highest finisher for the men in the 400-meter dash as he placed 16th with a time of 55.03 seconds

William De Jesus (Fr., Homestead, Fla.) placed 13th in the one-mile run with a time of 4:59.28.

In the 60-meter hurdles, Mofiyinfoluwa Alade (Jr., Hoffman Estates, Ill.) finished seventh overall with a time of 8.92 seconds. Alade also placed fifth in the high jump with a mark of 6-05.

On the women’s side, Shaniah Newby (Fr., Twentynine Palms, Calif.) grabbed a pair of third-place finishes as she ran the 60-meter dash in 8.05 seconds and the 200-meter dash in 27.28 seconds.

In the 800, Michaela Kmiec (Fr., Centerville, Texas) finished second overall with a time of 2:47.12.

Shelbie Williams (Jr., Hedrick, Iowa) was the highest finisher for the navy and gold in the shot put with a toss of 41-02.25. Elayna VanArsdale (Sr., Bensalem, Pa.) placed 12th with a 38-00.25 mark. VanArsdale was also the William Penn’s highest finisher in the weight throw as she placed 14th with 45-02.25.

“As far as the results go, it was what we expected after break.” Head Coach Allen Friesen said. “We did have a couple of PR’s for both the men and women. This team has a lot of work to do in the next few weeks.”

Next Up: William Penn travels to Pella, Iowa next to compete in the Central Dutch Athletics Classic.

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