GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The Siena Heights men's track and field earned fourth place at the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference Championship, on Saturday. The Saints finished with two First Team All-WHAC performers and four Honorable Mention All-WHAC performers as four automatic-qualifying and one provisional-qualifying marks were earned. Four SHU team members were honored as WHAC All-Academic Performers.
Earning one of the two first place finishes for the Saints was Brent Rodden with an automatic-time of 1:54.64.
Winning the weight throw with an automatic-qualifying toss of 18.43m (60-5 ¾) was Jacob Compagner. The Saints took second and third with throws by Robert Drew, automatic 17.25m (56-7 14), and Zachery Kunst, 15.81m (51-10 ½). Drew also earned a provisional mark in the shot put with a toss of 15.15m (49-8 ½).
Devonte Johnson cleared the bar at 5.05m (16-6.75) in the pole vault to take third place, via tiebreaker, and to earn an automatic spot at nationals.
The SHU Champion of Character recipient was Jacob Compagner.
In order to be named First Team All-WHAC, the athletes must win the event. To earn Honorable Mention All-WHAC status, the athletes must be second or third in their event. In order to be nominated for the award, a student-athlete must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.25 on a 4.0 scale and must have achieved a junior academic status.
Athletes earning automatic-qualifying status and a select few garnering a provisional-qualifying status will travel to the 2018 NAIA Indoor Track and Field National Championships in Pittsburg, Kansas, March 1-3.