IWC relay moves to No. 2
The Iowa Wesleyan College track and field teams didn't let the cold weather on Saturday prevent them from having another strong meet.
In less than ideal conditions, the Tigers continued their strong year as the men's 4x400-meter relay team recorded the second fastest time in school history and several Tigers set personal best marks on the day.
Devin Baldwin started things off strong for the Tigers in the field events. Baldwin competed in the hammer throw, discus, and shot put and set new personal bests in all three events. Baldwin had a heave of 111-8 in the hammer throw, improve on his previous best in the event by nearly 15 feet. He later threw 100-6 in the discus and 35-11 1/4 in shot put.
Will Stephenson had a strong day for the Tigers as well, taking fifth overall to score four points for the Tigers. Stephenson jumped 19-1 1/4.
Stephenson was also a member of the Tigers' 4x100-meter relay team that took third (43.74 seconds). Later, he blazed the track in the 200m dash, clocking in a huge personal best of 22.72 seconds to take sixth place.
The Tigers' 4x400-meter relay team closed the day on the track with a breakout performance. The team of Duane Lee, Raul Becerill, Declan Cahill and Michael Klostermann ran the second-fastest time in school history in the event, crossing the line in 3:28.91.
The time was good for third place on the day, narrowly behind Edgewood College who won in 3:27.29. Cahill was a late substitution in the relay as Jake Ayers unselfishly offered Cahill the spot after coming down sick.
Marissa Bozik ran strong in the women's 800. Bozik once again set a new personal best in the event, running the two-lap race in 2:52.15. Bozik has now taken 15 seconds off her time over the last two weeks.
The Tigers will now prepare for their last meet of the season as they head to Illinois College for the True Blue Open on April 27.