ADA, OHIO – Harrison Hollis played a big part in Manchester University's fourth-place team standing at the Ohio Northern University Polar Bear Invitational Friday and Saturday, April 20 and 21.
The senior from Lebanon, Ind., bested a 14-competitor field in the 100-meter dash on the Kerscher Stadium track. His time of 11.37 seconds nipped sophomore Khalil Capers of the Findlay University of Ohio by four-hundredths of a second for the top spot. Hollis came back for a close-knit runner-up finish in the 200, crossing in 22.45 seconds, just 12 hundredths behind first-place Zach Jellison of Findlay.
Director of Cross Country and Track and Field Brian Cashdollar's crew added three more first three marks in route to 81 team points. Sophomore Sam Barnard (Indianapolis, Ind.) was third in 1500 (4:16.65); freshman Nathan Weaver (Goshen, Ind.) raced to runner-up honors in the 110-meter high hurdles (16.43); and freshman Joe Powell (Beach Park, Ill.) was third in the triple jump, going 40 feet, seven inches.
The Black and Gold aim for team and individual honors Friday and Saturday, April 27 and 28, at the 2018 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Championships.