WESTERVILLE, Ohio – Kyle Sanborn took top honors in the men’s 800-meter run to highlight the University of Rio Grande’s showing at Saturday’s Otterbein Invitational hosted by Otterbein University.
Sanborn, a freshman from Dover, Ohio, crossed the line in 2:00.69 – almost a full second in front of runner-up Adam Kapuscinski from Wittenberg, who had a time of 2:01.62.
The RedStorm had four other top-five finishes at the event, which drew seven teams in the men’s division and nine women’s squads. Rio, which did not field a full team for the invitational, placed sixth on the men’s side and ninth in the women’s bracket.
The remaining top-five showings for veteran head coach Bob Willey’s team were recorded by senior Chad McCarty (Tipp City, OH), who was third in the men’s mile run with a time of 4:40.83; senior Joe Taranto (Pickerington, OH), who placed fourth in the men’s 800 by finishing in 2:02.26; sophomore Brittany Piccone (Crooksville, OH), who took fourth in the women’s mile run at 6:01.66; and freshman Casey Lawrence (Gallipolis, OH), who tied for fifth in the men’s high jump with a leap of 5-07.75.
Other finishers for Rio included sophomore Allison Keeney (Cincinnati, OH), who was ninth in the women’s high jump at 4-04 and 15th in the 60-meter dash with a time of 9.95; sophomore Renee Davis (Amsterdam, OH), who was 11th in the women’s 60-meter hurdles at 10.56 and 14th in the 200-meter dash with a time of 32.33; Lawrence, who placed 11th in the 60-meter hurdles at 11.14 and 20th in the shot put with a toss of 34-05; freshman Caleb Greer (Orrville, OH), who was 14th in the men’s 800-meter run at 2:26.65; and freshman Travis Flach (Ansonia, OH), who placed 15th in the men’s 800-meter run with a time of 2:31.84.
Rio Grande returns to action on Friday in the Findlay Classic hosted by Findlay University.