BEXLEY, Ohio – Kayla Renner, Kyle Sanborn and Nick Wilson all posted first-place finishes to highlight the University of Rio Grande track and field team’s performance in Saturday’s Capital Challenge hosted by Capital University.
Renner took top honors in the women’s 1-Mile Run, while Sanborn finished first in the men’s 800-Meter Run and Wilson had the top time in the men’s 3000-Meter Run.
Renner, a senior from Galloway, Ohio, posted a time of 5:32.81 in her victory, nearly eight seconds faster than second-place finisher Jessi Knoll of host Capital.
Sanborn, a freshman from Dover, Ohio, also posted an easy victory with a time of 2:01.35. Ohio Dominican’s Austin Kilgore was a distant second place at 2:07.91.
Wilson, a senior from Barlow, Ohio, outdistanced his Rio teammate, Chad McCarty, for the No. 1 spot in the men’s 3000 with a time of 9:15.89. McCarty, a senior from Bethel, Ohio, crossed the line in 9:20.33.
Also competing for the RedStorm were Brittany Piccone, a sophomore from Crooksville, Ohio, who placed fourth in the women’s 3000-meter run with a time of 12:04.86; Andrew Lawrence, a freshman from Gallipolis, Ohio, who placed fifth in the men’s high jump at 1.68m, ninth in the long jump at 5.92m, 13th in the 60-meter dash with a time of 7.65, 13th in the 800-meter run at 2:29.14 and 18th in the shot put with a heave of 9.77m; Dustin Moritz, a sophomore from Ironton, Ohio, who finished seventh in the men’s 3000-meter run with a time of 9:41.47; and Caleb Greer, a freshman from Orrville, Ohio, who was 12th in the men’s 800-meter run at 2:22.66.
Team scores were not kept at the event.
Rio Grande returns to action on Saturday at the Otterbein Invitational at Otterbein University.