Green Knights Finish Fourth at MWC Indoor Track Championship

From Sports Information Director, February 28, 2009 | Men's Track & Field
by Dan Lukes, dan.lukes@snc.edu, (920) 403-4077

MONMOUTH, Ill. - John Barrett was St. Norbert College's lone outstanding performer as the Green Knights placed fourth at the Midwest Conference Indoor Track and Field Championship held at Monmouth College's Huff Athletic Center.

The Green Knights totaled 112 points to place fourth. Monmouth College won the championship with 149 points, while Illinois College was second with 125 points. Carroll University eked past St. Norbert for third with 119 points.

Barrett won the 800-meter and 1-mile runs for St. Norbert. Barrett won the 800 with a time of 1 minutes 58.92 seconds, and then claimed the mile championship in 4:23.91.

Paul Leeman set a St. Norbert record in the high jump with a leap of 1.98 meters. Leeman placed third in the triple jump with a distance of 13.63 meters.

St. Norbert's 4x200-meter relay team of Brent Schreiber, Leeman, Dustin Dessell and Dann Schneider was second with a time of 1:33.25. Leeman, Schneider, Schreiber and Barret were third in the 4x400-meter relay with a time of 3:31.16. Benji Wetli, Dessell, Mackenzie Laska and Jon O'Brien were third in the distance medley relay with a time of 10:53.57.

Schneider was third in the 400-meter dash with a time of 49.90 seconds. Schneider, who was fourth in the triple jump (13.42 meters), finished sixth in the 200-meter dash with a sprint of 22.90 seconds.

The Green Knights had three consecutive finishers in the 3,000-meter run. Alex DeVillers was third (8:56.80), Aaron Roden was fourth (9:01.05) and Mackenzie Laska was fifth (9:02.43). DeVillers was third in the 5,000-meter run with a time of 15:35.40, while Roden was fourth in 15:41.38.

Jordan Gobert was fourth in the pole vault with a height of 4.13 meters, while Tony Grossman was fifth at 3.83 meters. Schreiber was seventh in the long jump at 6.40 meters, while Gobert was eighth in the 55-meter hurdles at 9.12 seconds.