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April 30, 2011

2011 Season - Vikings nab seven runner-up finishes at Loras

Senior Eric Chalus cleared 15' 1" in the pole vault to take second at the Loras Open on Saturday, April 30. He was one of seven runner-up finishes for the Vikings in the meet.

DUBUQUE, Iowa - Second place was the order of the day for the Augustana men’s track & field team at the Loras Open on Saturday, April 30 in Dubuque, Iowa. The Vikings had a total of seven runner-up finishes in the non-scoring meet. A large contingent of Vikings was at the Drake Relays but the group that went to Dubuque certainly acquitted itself well.

Sophomore Jonathan Smith (Moline HS, Moline, Ill.) was second in the 5000 with a time of 15:10.22. The next three places in the event were also claimed by Vikings. Junior Brandon Gittelman (Naperville Central HS, Naperville, Ill.) was third in 15:53.83, senior Ryan Miller (Crystal Lake Central HS, Crystal Lake, Ill.) was fourth in 15:53.83 and sophomore Nathan Smith (Fenton HS, Bensenville, Ill.) was fifth in 16:05.25.

In the 400 intermediate hurdles junior Marty King (Oswego HS, Oswego, Ill.) was second in :56.39 and senior Brendan Bradley (Mundelein HS, Mundelein, Ill.) took third in :57.00. In the 110 high hurdles Bradley placed fourth in :15.87.
Freshman Nick Sinon (Kaneland HS, Elburn, Ill.) was second at 6’6”. Senior Eric Chalus (Rochelle HS, Rochelle, Ill.) took second in the pole vault with a leap of 15’ 1”. Sophomore Colton VanKirk (Rochelle HS, Rochelle, Ill.) placed fourth (14’ 1 ¼”) and senior Alex Mikos (Fenton HS, Wood Dale, Ill.) was fifth at 13’ 7 ¼”.

Junior Adam Myers (Dixon HS, Dixon, Ill.) tossed the hammer 177’ 5” to finish second and junior Brian Benning (Winnebago HS, Winnebago, Ill.) was fifth at 165’ 8”. Mikos was second in the javelin with a throw of 163’ 9” and sophomore Luke Anderson (Lemont HS, Lemont, Ill.) took fourth with a toss of 153’ 8”. The 1600 relay team also placed second with a time of 3:27.60.

Sophomore Daniel Doubet (Galesburg HS, Galesburg, Ill.) was third in the 400 with a time of :49.95. Senior Pat Hoefle (Lena-Winslow HS, Lena, Ill.) placed third in the discus with a toss of 138’ 3”. Junior Mike Tisza (Hersey HS, Prospect Heights, Ill.) was third in the 1500 in 4:04.72 with freshman Andrew Allabastro (Lyons Township HS, LaGrange, Ill.) taking fifth in 4:11.45. Junior Billy Wisser (Hersey HS, Mt. Prospect, Ill.) finished third in the 3000 steeplechase with a time of 9:55.69. Freshman Tyler Busch (Winnebago HS, Winnebago, Ill.) was fourth in 9:59.32 and freshman Isaac Trostle (Willowbrook HS, Lombard, Ill.) was fifth in 10:00.59.

The 400 relay team took fourth in :44.36 and sophomore Steve Rogers (Crystal Lake South HS, Crystal Lake, Ill.) was fifth in the 800 in 2:01.65.