Young Scots Shine at Aquinas College

Young Scots Shine at Aquinas College

By Harrison LaLone, Sports Information Student Assistant

Grand Rapids, Mich. – After taking a week away from competition, the Alma College track and field team made its way to Aquinas College for its annual Little Meet on Friday (Feb. 10).

Two Scots won events Friday as sophomore Mallory Munderloh (St. Louis, Mich. / St. Louis) took the one-mile with a time of 5:39.92 and sophomore Essa Kellah (Grand Rapids, Mich. / Godwin Heights) came away from the 400-meter dash victorious posting a time of 53.09.

Sophomore Blaire Showers (Ithaca, Mich. / Ithaca) placed second in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:25.55, a time which currently leads the women's team to this point and freshman Jacob Wildenhaus (Jackson, Mich. / Lumen Christi) takes the fastest time by a Scot this season in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 9.05, which earned him third.

In the field, sophomore Erin Goggins (Hastings, Mich. / Hastings) placed second in pole vault with a new personal-best height of 3.27 meters.

A pair of Scots each placed second in their respective 3000-meter runs as well. Junior Zane Berlanga (Canton, Mich. / Plymouth) placed second on the men's side with a time of 9:25.29 while Junior Chelse Van Spronsen's (Jenison, Mich. / Jenison) time of 10:44.76 earned her a second place finish on the women's side.

Senior Kaitlyn Arnold (Jackson, Mich. / Jackson Northwest) took a slight detour when heading south Friday to run in the 5000-meter at the Grand Valley State University Big Meet. Amongst D-I and D-II competition, Arnold placed 11th in the field, second-fastest of D-III runners. Her time of 17:31.46 places her squarely inside the top 25 in all of D-III.

Alma College track and field may attend the GVSU Tune-Up next Friday (Feb. 17), but if not, they will prepare for the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA) Indoor Championships hosted by Calvin College on Saturday February 25.