NAPERVILLE, ILL. – Freshman jumps specialist Paige Keller (Greenville, Ohio) made more history for the Manchester University program Friday, May 8.
Keller, placing in the midst of the top 15 in a multi-divisional field in the pole vault, became the first MU women's vaulter to clear 11 feet, going 11 feet, two and quarter inches to set the program record for the fourth time this season as part of the action at North Central College's Dr. Keeler Invitational. She wasn't the only Spartans' field event athlete to make sparks at NCC, as senior Bridgette Rowe (La Quinta, Calif.) cleared five feet, four and a half inches to take second place in a 12-jumper field.
On the track, a quartet of runners represented the Black and Gold Thursday, May 7. Sophomore women's runner Mariah Jordan (Fort Wayne, Ind.) clocked the program's third-fastest time in the 5K, crossing in 17:38.51, while fellow sophomore Tiffany Harber (Columbia City, Ind.) joined her in the top 30, placing 28th. On the men's side, sophomore Alex Gudeman (Rochester, Ind.) was in the top 25 of the 5K, too, in a time of 15:25.9, while sophomore teammate Riley Worl (Russiaville, Ind.) ended 55th.
The Spartans conclude their 2015 regular season Thursday and Friday, May 14 and 15, sending a select group of athletes to North Central College's Gregorian Invitational.