Mount Union Men's 1600m Relay Tops Another National Championship

GENEVA - A spot was made for another men's 1,600-meter relay national champion at Mount Union.

Matthew McBride, Jared Storm, Tyler Gill and Justin Notch recorded their sixth national titles at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Saturday. The Purple Raiders finished the race with a time of 3:09.44, just 58 percent ahead of runner-up Rowan.

It was the first national title for McBride, Storm, Gill and Notch since 2018 and the first national title for Mount Ewing's 1,600 relay runners.

McBride and Storm also earned All-America bests in the 400 meters. McBride placed fourth in 46.87 seconds. Storm was seventh in 47.77.

Mount Union moved into the top 10 in the team standings for the fifth consecutive year. The Purple Raiders are seventh with 25 points.

Wisconsin-O-Clair won the men's team title.

On the final day of competition, the Mount Union women's team had three All-Americans.

Madison Myers, Kennady Gibbins, Kennady Wight and Mary Mason set a school record with a fourth-place finish in the 1,600-meter relay with a time of 3:43.88. Myers finished sixth in the 400-meter dash with a personal best time of 55.24. Britt McCauley finished eighth in the 1,500-meter final with a time of 4:32.17 ahead of three runners.

The Purple Raiders had the second-best performance in the outdoor competition at nationals. They came in sixth with 24 points.

Loras won the women's team title.

Hartsock, LePage Meyer win nationals

Walsh's Kelsey Hartsock and Alexa Lepulmeyer wrapped up their seasons Saturday at the NCAA Division II Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Allendale, Mich.

Hartsock placed fifth in the women's pole vault with a mark of 13 feet, 7.25 inches. In the women's 5,000 meters, lepelmeier placed 12th with a time of 16:47 minutes and 08 seconds.

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