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Men's track and field wins indoor SLIAC championship

Men's track and field wins indoor SLIAC championship

ELSAH, Ill. - The men's track and field team won the first St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference indoor men's track and field championship with a dominating effort on Saturday. The Panthers secured 228 of the 432 points issued, gaining more points than their competitors combined total.

Greenville featured wins by 10 of its entries in the day's competition.

Greenville's winners included four individual winners in races on the track - Mahari Holt in the 400 meter dash (51.91 seconds), Collin Kessinger in the 800 meter run (2:00.18), Kaleb Carlson in the one mile run (4:41.98), and Dylan Goodyear in the 3000 meter run (8:56.10).

Additionally, Greenville's distance medley relay team of Carlson, Kessinger, Jackson Pierce, and Goodyear won their race in 11:20.24.

In field events, Greenville had five winners.

Hunter Matthews produced the top mark in the high jump (1.93 meters), and Dylan Webster finished first in the pole vault (4.09 meters).

Di'Mond Salmond earned the victory in the triple jump (13.14 meters).

Nate Brown picked up wins in the shot put and weight throw. In the shot put, he broke the indoor record by 13 inches. His best indoor shot before this meet was 44 feet-10 inches, and he threw 50-7.25 on Saturday. His indoor weight throw went from 54-11 to 57-3.

In other noteworthy performances, Rakim Murphy posted his personal best marks in the long jump, 60 meter dash, and 200 meter dash.

Overall, Greenville accumulated 10 season and lifetime bests.

In the conference individual awards, Nate Brown received the men's field athlete of the meet award.

Greenville had both newcomers of the year - Dylan Webster in field events and Carson Rantanen in track events.

The Greenville coaching staff earned the staff of the year award.

The Panthers will now turn their attention to the outdoor schedule which begins following spring break.