Date: February 18, 2017
Event: American Midwest Conference Men's and Women's Indoor Track & Field Championships
Scores: The men's and women's teams, both finished in seventh place at the event.
Location: Principia College - Elsah, Ill.
In the first season in Lady Eagles indoor track and field, WBC finished in seventh place in the team standings. They had one All-Conference performer.
Hannah Roberts (JR/Maynard, Ark.) earned All-Conference after finishing in third place in the 800 meter run with a time of 2:33. She also finished in sixth place in the one mile run with a time of 5:52.
In the 60 meter dash, WBC took the 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th, and 18th places. Dara Britton (JR/Raytown, Mo.) led the way, followed by Marina Cacho (JR/Mandeville, La.), Maria Ramirez (JR/White Hall, Ark.), Rachel O'Bryan (SR/Cleveland, Texas), and Lezlee Bennett (SO/Pocahontas, Ark.).
Kristen Smith (SO/Bono, Ark.) (eighth) and Betsy Ryan (JR/Harrison, Ark.) (10th) ran the 3,000 meter run for WBC. Those two ran the 5,000 meter run as well, with Ryan finishing fourth and Smith finishing in sixth.
The lone field competitor for Williams was Tori Lovelady (FR/Beebe, Ark.) who threw the shot put. She finished in 23rd place.
The team results are as followed:
1) Missouri Baptist Un. 162.50
2) William Woods Un. 127.50
3) Columbia College 109
4) Park University 107
5) Hannibal-LaGrange 44
6) Lindenwood Belleville 41
7) Williams Baptist College 12
8) St. Louis College of Phar 7
For the first time in school history, the Williams Baptist College men's track and field team competed at the American Midwest Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships. The event took place in Elsah, Ill., at Principia College.
The Eagles finished in seventh place in the team standings with one conference champion.
Colton Babbit (SR/Benton, Ark.) (SR/Benton, Ark.)t won the 3,000 meter race walk. He was the lone competitor on the men's side and finished in 29:03, earning All-Conference.
Dmariyae Banks finished 17th in the 200 meter dash, while Marlon Benevides (SR/Jundiai-SP, Brazil) (SR/Jundiai-SP, Brazil) (25th), Josiah Marlow (26th), Diego Santillan (SR/Tamaulipas, Mexico) (SR/Tamaulipas, Mexico) (28th), and Stefan Stanoeski (31st) competed in the event.
Diego Santillan finished the 600 meter run in 1:40, which put him in 18th place.
Three Eagles ran the 800 meter run. Victor Gomez Silverio (FR/Sao Paulo, Brazil) finished in 10th place, while Joey Colvert (FR/Bryant, Ark.) (FR/Bryant, Ark.) finished 12th, and Levi Yarbro (SO/Powhatan, Ark.) (SO/Powhatan, Ark.) finished in 13th.
Two more WBC athletes ran the 1,000 meter run. John Guyton (FR/Blytheville, Ark.) (FR/Blytheville, Ark.) finished 10th and Antonio Santos (JR/Sao Paulo, Brazil) (JR/Sao Paulo, Brazil) came in 13th place.
Five Eagles competed in the mile run. John Guyton and John Fairris (JR/Strong, Ark.) (JR/Strong, Ark.) finished in 11th and 12th place, while Antonio Santos finished in 17th. Jack Wafler (FR/Bartlett, Tenn.) and Levi Yarbro finished in the 19th and 20th places.
In the field, the Eagles had two players in the shot put. Alex Cowgill (FR/East Prairie, Mo.) (FR/East Prairie, Mo.) finished 11th and Noah Stoddard (JR/Paragould, Ark.) (JR/Paragould, Ark.) finished in 16th place.
The team results:
Men - Team Rankings - 20 Events Scored
1) Columbia College 193
2) Missouri Baptist Un. 105
3) Lindenwood Belleville 99
4) William Woods Un. 84
5) Park University 52
6) Hannibal-LaGrange 45
7) WBC 11
8) St. Louis COP 7
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