Recent Men's Track & Field Headlines
Sophomore Alex Presley was one of four Rio athletes to meet national qualifying standards at the Findlay Classic
Sophomore Alex Presley was one of four Rio athletes to meet national qualifying standards at the Findlay Classic
Mon, Feb. 1, 2016 - [Men's Track & Field]

Rio Grande Sports Information
    FINDLAY, Ohio - Five men's track and field athletes representing the University of Rio Grande established new personal records and four met the national championship qualifying standard, during last weekend's Findlay Indoor Classic at the Malcolm Athletic Center.
    Freshman Nikola Andjelic surpassed the "A" standard in the heptathlon with a new personal-best total of 4,761 points.
    En route to reaching his new PR, Andjelic also established new career-high efforts in the 60-meter dash (7.33), long jump (6.57m), high jump (1.78m), 60-meter hurdles (8.49), pole vault (4.00m) and 1000-meter run (2:47.25).
    Sophomore Alex Presley (Zanesville, OH) also reached the "A" standard in the shot put with a heave of 15.68 meters, while sophomore Matt Hodge (Lucasville, OH) and senior Andrew Lawrence (Gallipolis, OH) met the "B" standard in the heptathlon with 4,177 points and 4,103 points, respectively. Lawrence's mark was a new personal record.
    Lawrence also established new PR's in the long jump (5.96m), shot put (11.75m), high jump (1.84m) and 60-meter hurdles (9.26) during the event.

Freshman Phil Colbert won the 1,000-meter run at the Otterbein Invitational on Saturday
Freshman Phil Colbert won the 1,000-meter run at the Otterbein Invitational on Saturday
Mon, Jan. 18, 2016 - [Men's Track & Field]

Rio Grande Sports Information
    WESTERVILLE, Ohio - The University of Rio Grande men's track & field team opened its 2016 indoor schedule with a fourth place finish at Saturday's Otterbein Invitational at the Clements Recreation Center.
    The RedStorm tallied 76.5 points in the 10-team event, finishing behind host and meet winner Otterbein University (171 pts.), runner-up Ohio Dominican (89) and third-place finisher Bethany, W.Va. (86).
    Rio got first place finishes from freshman Nikola Andjelic in the 60-meter hurdles (8.59) and by freshman Phil Colbert in the 1,000-meter run (2:39.70), while second place showings were recorded by sophomore Matt Hodge in the 60-meter hurdles (8.61) and sophomore Alex Presley in the shot put (49-07.75).

George Washington High School's Phillip Colbert, Jr. is joined by family and coaches as he signs with Rio Grande
George Washington High School's Phillip Colbert, Jr. is joined by family and coaches as he signs with Rio Grande
Wed, Aug. 19, 2015 - [Men's Track & Field]

Rio Grande Sports Information
     PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - University of Rio Grande cross country/track & field head coach Bob Willey has announced the signing of George Washington High School's Phillip Colbert, Jr. for the 2015-16 school year.
     Colbert, a 6-foot-2, 160-pound mid-distance runner, ran the 400-meter dash and the 800-meter run for coach Bill Singletary's Eagles, posting career-best times of 49.01 in the 400 and 1:56.13 in the 800.

Lakota East's Michael Norris is surrounded by his parents and Rio coaches as he signs with the RedStorm
Lakota East's Michael Norris is surrounded by his parents and Rio coaches as he signs with the RedStorm
Tue, Aug. 18, 2015 - [Men's Track & Field]

Rio Grande Sports Information
    MIDDLETOWN, Ohio - University of Rio Grande cross country/track & field head coach Bob Willey has announced the signing of Lakota East High School's Michael Norris, Jr. for the 2015-16 school year.
    Norris, a 6-foot-6, 191-pound distance runner, starred for head coach Adam Thomas' Thunderhawks in the 800-meter run and 5,000-meter run.
    "Being able to run at the next level has been a goal of mine for three years now," Norris said. "I'm excited - and a little overwhelmed - to have the chance."

Vinton County High's Wade Barney is joined by his mother and coaches as he signs with Rio Grande
Vinton County High's Wade Barney is joined by his mother and coaches as he signs with Rio Grande
Wed, Jun. 10, 2015 - [Men's Track & Field]

Rio Grande Sports Information
    McARTHUR, Ohio – University of Rio Grande track & field head coach Bob Willey has announced the signing of Vinton County High School standout Wade Barney for the 2015-16 school year.
    Barney, a 5-foot-7, 165-pound sprinter/long jumper, just completed an outstanding prep career for head coach Jon Lindner's Vikings.
    Last week, Barney posted a seventh-place finish for the second straight year in the boys' Division II long jump finals at the Ohio High School Athletic Association Track & Field State Championship in Columbus. He placed sixth in the same event as a sophomore.
    Barney also qualified for the state meet in the 200-meter dash – an event in which he was a three-time district champion - but did not reach the finals.

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Tue, May. 26, 2015 - [Track & Field]

Rio Grande Sports Information
    RIO GRANDE, Ohio - The University of Rio Grande Cross Country/Track & Field programs will simultaneously host their 2015 Distance Camp and 2015 Track Camp, June 28-July 2, on the URG campus.
    The objective of the camps is to increase the standards and knowledge of distance running and track & field, while providing current knowledge in techniques that will result in life-long benefits.
    Campers will hear from a number of guest speakers.