Recent Men's Track & Field Headlines
Rio Grande posted its second straight KIAC men's track & field title on Saturday at the Stockmeister Track & Field Complex
Rio Grande posted its second straight KIAC men's track & field title on Saturday at the Stockmeister Track & Field Complex
Sat, Apr. 30, 2016 - [Men's Track & Field]

Rio Grande Sports Information
    RIO GRANDE, Ohio - Second verse, same as the first.
    For the second consecutive season, the University of Rio Grande cruised to a triple-digit victory and the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference men's track and field title during the league's annual championship meet, Saturday afternoon, at a rainy Stockmeister Track & Field Complex.
    The RedStorm tallied 271 points en route to the crown, well ahead of runner-up Point Park University's total of 115. Indiana University East was a distant third with 66 points.
    Freshman Nikola Andjelic (Split, Croatia) captured Most Valuable Performer honors after taking first place in the javelin throw (46.38m) and long jump (6.44m), finishing second in the 110-meter hurdles (15.42) and pole vault (3.95m) and placing third in high jump (1.80m) for 42 points.

Sophomore Matt Hodge was named KIAC Track Athlete of the Week on Monday
Sophomore Matt Hodge was named KIAC Track Athlete of the Week on Monday
Mon, Apr. 18, 2016 - [Men's Track & Field]

KIAC Sports Information
    FLORENCE, Ky. -- University of Rio Grande's Matt Hodge placed in two track events at the Ball State Challenge to earn Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Men's Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week honors for April 11-17.
    A sophomore from Lucasville, Ohio, Hodge was second in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 15.21 seconds and seventh in the 100-meter dash at 11.28 seconds.

Alex Presley earned his third KIAC Field Athlete of the Week honor on Monday
Alex Presley earned his third KIAC Field Athlete of the Week honor on Monday
Mon, Apr. 18, 2016 - [Men's Track & Field]

KIAC Sports Information
    FLORENCE, Ky. - Alex Presley of the University of Rio Grande has once again won the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Men's Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week, this time for April 11-17.
    The award was Presley's third of the season.

Junior Alex Nichols qualified for the NAIA national championships during Saturday's meet at Ball State
Junior Alex Nichols qualified for the NAIA national championships during Saturday's meet at Ball State
Sat, Apr. 16, 2016 - [Men's Track & Field]

Rio Grande Sports Information
    MUNCIE, Ind. - Alex Presley took first place in the shot put and added two other top four showings, while Matt Hodge had a pair of second place finishes for the University of Rio Grande men's track & field team at the Ball State Challenge, which completed its two-day run on Saturday at the Briner Sports Complex.
    Presley, a sophomore from Zanesville, Ohio, took top honors in the shot with a heave of 17.03m - a mark good enough for the "B" qualifying standard for the NAIA national championship later in the spring, although he's already met the "A" standard for qualification.
    Presley also finished fourth in both the hammer throw (44.80m) and discus throw (47.37m).
    Hodge, a sophomore from Lucasville, Ohio, took second in both the javelin throw (36.37m) and 110-meter hurdles (15.21), while also finishing seventh in the 100-meter dash (11.28).

Rio's Alex Presley was named KIAC Field Athlete of the Week on Monday
Rio's Alex Presley was named KIAC Field Athlete of the Week on Monday
Mon, Apr. 11, 2016 - [Men's Track & Field]

KIAC Sports Information
    FLORENCE, Ky. - University of Rio Grande thrower Alex Presley earned placement in the shot put and discus at the All-Ohio Championships and thus was named the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Men's Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week for April 4-10.

Junior David Bakenhaster had a pair of top 10 finishes for the RedStorm at the All-Ohio Championships
Junior David Bakenhaster had a pair of top 10 finishes for the RedStorm at the All-Ohio Championships
Sat, Apr. 9, 2016 - [Men's Track & Field]

Rio Grande Sports Information
    ATHENS, Ohio - Nikola Andjelic, Austin Moore and David Bakenhaster all posted third-place showings, while Alex Presley had a pair of top 10 finishes for the University of Rio Grande men's track & field team at the All-Ohio Championships, which wrapped up Saturday afternoon at Ohio University.
    The RedStorm finished fourth among the 16 scoring teams with 53 points. Ashland University took top honors with 171 points, while the University of Akron (148.5 pts.) and Walsh University (85 pts.) rounded out the top three.
    Andjelic, a freshman from Split, Croatia, placed third in decathlon with 6,158 points and was the only non-NCAA Division I athlete to finish in the top five.