McMonigle, Bruner jump to wins at Otterbein
Quakers finish third
January 22, 2011
Brandon Bruner won the long jump with an NCAA provisional mark at the Otterbein Invitational.
WESTERVILLE — Braden McMonigle smashed his team high jump record as Wilmington College finished third at the Otterbein Invitational on Saturday.
The Quakers scored 133 points. Cedarville won the seven-team event with 193.
McMonigle (Monroe/Lemon-Monroe) cleared 6-9 to win the event with the second-best effort in the nation this season. The jump also was an automatic qualifier for the NCAA Championship.
“Braden is just hitting it every week. He’s really on top of things right now,” Wilmington head coach Ron Combs said. “He has put in a lot of hard work leading up to this season, and the results pretty much speak for themselves.”
McMonigle wasn’t the only Quaker jumping to victory. Brandon Bruner (Cincinnati/Shroder) won the long jump with an NCAA provisional 22-9.25. Bruner also won the triple jump with an effort of 42-9.50.
Mason Metts (Pomeroy/Meigs) won the shot put with a toss of 48-10.75.
Josh Richardson (Hamilton/North College Hill) ran his first career sub-8 second 55-meter hurdles, hitting the line in 7.87 to finish second.
“We had a pretty good day. We held a lot of people out today, trying to get them healthy for the OAC Relays next week,” Combs said. “When you look at what we did today with the number of people we were without, it was a good day.”