Mount Union Athletics wins team title at All-Ohio Championships

WESTERVILLE — The Mount Union men’s track and field team won its 10th straight All-Ohio championship on Saturday, winning six events.

The Purple Raiders scored 186.5 points, surpassing runner-up Ohio Northern by 75.5 points.

Junior Kyel Wolff won the pole vault with a height of 16 feet, 10 inches, which is the best in Division III this season.

The Purple Raiders captured the top three spots in the high jump, led by senior Evan Hershberger (6-6.25), followed by sophomore Elijah Cobb and freshman Pieter Wise. Senior Brody Coleman won the triple jump (47-6.5). Hershberger also finished second in the long jump (22-7.25).

Newcomer Brandon Paige won the 60 meters in a time of 6.98 seconds while newcomer Aiden Malloy was third (7.03).

The 4×200 relay of Zack Munchick, Tyler Gill, Jared Storm and Josh Fouche won in 1:30.40. Storm also won the 400 (49.33) and Matthew McBride was third (50.30).

Vincent Giumenti finished second (4:16.87) in the mile, Aaron Blevins second in the heptathlon (3,916 points), and Dominic Deshuk (8.39) and Carson Troyer (8.49) finished second and third, respectively, in the 60 hurdles.

The 4×400 relay of Deshuk, Jacob Moser, Josh Momeyer and Aiden Schaffer finished third (3:29.47).

Athletics for women

WESTERVILLE — The Mount Union women’s team made it through on Saturday, scoring 187 points to win the title for the second straight year.

The Purple Raiders won nine events, beating second-place Oberlin by 106.5 points.

The elderly Briton McCauley broke the school record in 10:02.27 over 3000 meters. The old mark of 10:09.42 was held by Hilary Reigle.

Junior Kenadee Wayt equaled the school record in the 60 yards (7.67), which is the third-best time in Division III this season. Daijana Johnson, a former Alliance High standout, set the bar in 2017. Wayt also won the 200m (25.47) and was part of the winning 4×200 relay (1:45.33) of Lily Bogunovich, Olivia Powers and Cortni Arp.

Kennady Gibbons won the high jump (5-6.5) and was second in the long jump (18-1.5). Lauren Roncone won the long jump (18-2.25).

Michaelina Terranova, Megan Wertz, Julia Henderson and Mary Mason won the 4×400 relay (4:07.87), while Micah Donley (1:01.10) and Bogunovich (1:01.26) finished the 400 1:2 .

Becca Santom won the pentathlon with 2,494 points.

Runners-up were Angelo DeFabio (5:16.76) in the mile, Emily Phillips (11-5.25) in the pole vault and Mason in the 800 (2:20.62). Wertz was third in the 800 (2:21.00).

Men’s Basketball

COLUMBUS — No. 10 Mount Union defeated Capital 73-64 on Saturday.

Christian Parker had a career-high 29 points and 14 rebounds for the Purple Raiders (19-3, 12-3 Ohio Athletic Conference), who were playing without two starters. Logan Hill, who picked up an ankle injury in Wednesday’s loss to Marietta, did not play and guard Ethan Stanislawski played just four minutes on Saturday before leaving with an undisclosed injury.

Braedon Poole also had a double-double of 16 points and 10 rebounds while Andrew Keller, who played long minutes after Stanislawski left the game, had 15 points.

Joe Thompson scored 17 points for Capital (13-9, 8-7).

Women’s Basketball

COLUMBUS — Emma Cannon scored 23 points and Isi Palamone tied her career high with 15 rebounds as the Purple Raiders (7-12, 5-9 OAC) won on the road.

Mount Union broke from a 26-26 halftime tie to beat the Comets 31-19 in the second half.

The Purple Raiders, who visit Muskingum on Wednesday and travel to Otterbein on Saturday, are sixth in the OAC standings. That would set them up for a road trip in the first round of the conference tournament.

Laney Murphy had 17 points for Capital (5-17, 2-12).

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