Thomas More Finishes Second at PAC Championship; Winkler Named MVP

Thomas More Finishes Second at PAC Championship; Winkler Named MVP

(BEAVER FALLS, Pa.) – The Thomas More College women's track & field team finished second today (Saturday, April 29, 2017) at the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) Championship hosted by Geneva College at Merriman Athletic Complex in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania.

The Saints finished the meet with 116 points and had 12 Top-5 finishes on the second day of the championship.  The team won the PAC Team Sportsmanship Award.

Sophomore Logan Winkler (Independence, Ky./Simon Kenton) was named the Field and Meet Most Valuable Player.  He won the long jump with a jump of 22-00.25 and second in the high jump with a mark of 6-01.50.

In the discus, first-year Jacob Steinmetz (St. Leon, Ind./East Central) was PAC champion with a throw of 139-08 and sophomore Todd Lewis (Cincinnati, Ohio/Sycamore) was third with a throw of 139-02. 

The 4x400-meter relay team of first-year Henry Perry IV (Lakeland, Fla./Santa Fe Catholic), sophomore Chris Loos (Highland Heights, Ky./Bishop Brossart), first-year Cameron Van Huss (Covington, Ky./Ludlow) and first-year Corey Young (Cincinnati, Ohio/Finneytown) won the event with a time of 3:21.91. 

Junior Zach Hans (Louisville, Ky./Holy Cross) finished third in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 15.42-seconds and was fifth in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 58.34-seconds.  Loos finished third in the 800-meter run with a time of 1:58.44 and first-year Oscar Ramirez (Florence, Ky,./Ryle) was fourth in the 3,000-meter steeplechase  with a time of 10:03.90.  Sophomore Patrick Moultrie (Fresno, Calif./McLane) was fifth in the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.28-seconds and sophomore Michael Campbell (Cincinnati, Ohio/LaSalle) was fifth in the 1,500-meter run with a time of 4:11.78.

The 4x100-meter relay team of Winkler, senior Brandon Neal (Cincinnati, Ohio/Lakota West), senior Kris Howard (Augusta, Ga./North Augusta (S.C.)) and first-year TJ Moore (Alexandria, Ky./Bishop Brossart) finished fifth with a time of 43.71-seconds.

Select members of the track & field team will travel to Bloomington, Indiana next Friday (May 5) to compete in the unscored Billy Hayes Invitational hosted by Indiana University.