Women take second, men seventh


The men and women of the DePauw track and field teams spent Friday evening under the lights at William Welch Outdoor Track and Field complex at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.

Both teams competed in the Rose-Hulman Twilight meet. The women scored 117. 5 total points to take second out of the field of fourteen and the men earned 36 total points to finish seventh out of fifteen.

For the women, nationally-ranked thrower Brittany Sievers, junior, won disc with a throw of 37.79 meters. Senior captain Sam Wong was the other first-place finisher for the Tigers, with a long of 10.08 meters in the triple jump. Wong was also second in the long jump with 5.15 meters.

The men had no first place finishers, but were led by two second place scorers. Sophomore Kyle Mackey finished second in the pole vault with a leap of 4.53 meters and freshman Jack Leibovitz was second in the 400 meter dash with a time of 49.71 seconds.

For the multi-sport athletes, the NCAC Combined Events portion of the NCAC championships in Delaware, Ohio begins this Saturday to start the conference tournament. The rest of the members of both teams will travel to Louisville, Ken. for the Bellarmine Invitational.