Recent Men's Track & Field Headlines
Rio Grande's Floyd Lowry set a new school record and three personal-bests at Purdue University on Friday
Rio Grande's Floyd Lowry set a new school record and three personal-bests at Purdue University on Friday
Mon, Feb. 16, 2015 - [Men's Indoor Track & Field]

Rio Grande Sports Information
    RIO GRANDE, Ohio - Floyd Lowry set a new school record in the Heptathlon and established new personal-bests in three other events to lead the University of Rio Grande men's track and field team at a pair of meets last weekend.
    Lowry, a sophomore from St. Paris, Ohio, tallied a personal-best and school record 4,169 points in the Heptathlon for an overall finish of fourth place at the Fred Wilt Invitational hosted by Purdue University, last Friday, in West Lafayette, Ind.
    As part of the seven events to decide an overall winner, Lowry also set new personal records in the 1,000-meter run, shot put and high jump. He had the fastest time in the 1,000 with a mark of 2:51.28, was fifth in the shot put with a heave of 10.22m and also placed fifth in the high jump after clearing 1.81m.

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Thu, Feb. 5, 2015 - [Men's Indoor Track & Field]

Rio Grande/KIAC Sports Information
    BEREA, Ky. - The University of Rio Grande is the top pick to win the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference title according to the league's preseason Men's Track & Field coaches' poll released Tuesday.
    The RedStorm tallied three of a possible four first-place votes and nine points in the balloting of the KIAC head coaches. Coaches were not allowed to vote for their own team.

Rio's Nate Kosnich and Matt Hodge (nearest to camera) both qualified for the NAIA National Championships on Friday
Rio's Nate Kosnich and Matt Hodge (nearest to camera) both qualified for the NAIA National Championships on Friday
Mon, Feb. 2, 2015 - [Men's Indoor Track & Field]

Rio Grande Sports Information
    CEDARVILLE, Ohio - Jordon Cummings had a record-setting performance and two of his teammates earned spots in the NAIA National Championships later this year as the University of Rio Grande men's track and field team earned a second place tie at Friday's Cedarville University Collegiate Indoor Invite.
    Cummings, a freshman from Columbus, Ohio, captured first place in the high jump competition with a meet- and fieldhouse-record effort of 6-09.50. His jump bettered the previous top mark of 6-08.25 set by T.J. Chesterfield in 2012.
    Meanwhile, sophomore Nate Kosnich (Pickerington, OH) and freshman Matt Hodge (Lucasville, OH) punched their respective tickets to the national championship by meeting the "B" qualifying standard in the 55-meter hurdles of 7.87.
    Kosnich, who had the top time (7.82) in the preliminaries, and Hodge finished second and third, respectively, in a time of 7.85 in the finals.
    The NAIA National Indoor Track & Field Championships are scheduled for March 5 in Geneva, Ohio.

Rio Grande sophomore Nichole Worsham set a new school record in the women's 3,000-meter race walk on Friday
Rio Grande sophomore Nichole Worsham set a new school record in the women's 3,000-meter race walk on Friday
Sun, Jan. 25, 2015 - [Track & Field]

Rio Grande Sports Information
    FINDLAY, Ohio - A trio of new school records were established by a handful of athletes representing the University of Rio Grande at the Findlay Indoor Track & Field Classic, which took place Friday and Saturday, at the Malcolm Athletic Center on the Findlay University campus.
    Nichole Worsham, a sophomore from Beavercreek, Ohio, set a school record and hit the "B" standard to qualify for the NAIA Indoor National Championships by virtue of her seventh-place finish in the women's 3,000-meter race walk. She crossed the line in a personal-best time of 16:59.77.
    Also on the women's side, freshman Tyanna Petty (Somerset, OH) set a new school record in the Pentathlon with 2,756 points.
    Sophomore Floyd Lowry (St. Paris, OH) set a new school record in the Heptathlon with 4,028 points. He also qualified for the NAIA nationals in the process, but will have to wait until the end of the season to see if his score ranks among the top 16 in the country.

Freshman Jordon Cummings had Rio's lone first place finish at the Otterbein Invitational
Freshman Jordon Cummings had Rio's lone first place finish at the Otterbein Invitational
Tue, Jan. 20, 2015 - [Men's Track & Field]

Rio Grande Sports Information
    WESTERVILLE, Ohio - Freshman Jordon Cummings posted a first place finish in the high jump, while fellow frosh D.J. Hickman took second place in the 60-meter hurdles to lead the University of Rio Grande men's track & field team at Saturday's Otterbein Invitational hosted by Otterbein University.
    Cummings' (Columbus, OH) effort of 6-04 topped all participants in the high jump, while Hickman led Rio's strong finish in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.55.
    The RedStorm tallied 47 points as a team in their season opener to take sixth place among the 13 competing schools.
    Tiffin University took top honors with 172 points, while John Carroll University (108) and Ohio Dominican University (94) rounded out the top three. Otterbein (83.5) and Wilmington College (49) also finished in front of Rio Grande.

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Sat, Jan. 17, 2015 - [Track & Field]

Rio Grande Sports Information
    WESTERVILLE, Ohio - The University of Rio Grande men's and women's track and field teams open their respective 2015 schedules on Saturday at the Otterbein Invitational.
    The event, which is expected to attract athletes from more than 20 schools, is scheduled for an 11 a.m. start.
    The season opener marks the debut of Rio's "new and improved" program, which now boasts nearly 80 athletes combined.