Recent Men's Outdoor Track & Field Headlines
Rio's Alex Presley prepares to let go of the discus during Saturday's Shamrock Invitational
Rio's Alex Presley prepares to let go of the discus during Saturday's Shamrock Invitational
Sun, Mar. 22, 2015 - [Men's Track & Field]

Rio Grande Sports Information
    CONWAY, S.C. - One University of Rio Grande athlete punched his ticket to the NAIA National Championship later this Spring, while another went a long way toward doing the same while representing the RedStorm men in the Shamrock Invitational, which closed out its three-day schedule on Saturday at Coastal Carolina University's Doug Shaw Stadium.
    Sophomore Alex Presley (Zanesville, OH) surpassed the "A" qualifying standard in the discus throw of 48.00 meters for the national meet with a toss of 50.95 meters - or just over 167 feet- to take fourth place. The Ohio Wesleyan University transfer was the only non-NCAA Division I athlete to finish in the top five at the meet and his heave currently ranks as the top mark in the NAIA thus far in outdoor competition.

Sat, Mar. 14, 2015 - [Men's Track & Field]

Rio Grande Sports Information
    CONWAY, S.C. - Ryan Roe's second place tie in the high jump gave the University of Rio Grande men's track & field squad its best finish of the weekend at the Coastal Carolina University Invitational, which wrapped up its two-day run on Saturday at Doug Shaw Stadium.
    Roe, a freshman from Blue Creek, Ohio, cleared 5-10.00 in the finals and tied NCAA Division I Liberty University's Darrel Jones for second place. Kentucky State University's Dominick Turner took top honors with an effort of 6-00.00.
    Seven other individuals and one relay team among those representing the RedStorm also recorded top 10 finishes in their respective events.

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.

Valley High School's Matt Hodge is joined by his father and Rio coaches as he sets to sign with the RedStorm
Valley High School's Matt Hodge is joined by his father and Rio coaches as he sets to sign with the RedStorm
Thu, Sep. 25, 2014 - [Men's Track & Field]

Rio Grande Sports Information
    LUCASVILLE, Ohio - University of Rio Grande director of track & field/cross country Steve Gruenberg recently announced the addition of Valley High School graduate Matthew Hodge for the 2014-15 school year.
    Hodge, a 6-foot-1, 180-pound hurdler/sprinter, was a standout performer for the Indians and coaches Darren Crabtree and Jason Fell.
    Hodge finished his prep career as the school record-holder in the 100-meter dash, as well as the 110-meter hurdles and 300-meter hurdles. He was also a three-time first team All-Southern Ohio Conference Division I honoree.

Tiffin University transfer Juan Cummings poses with his mother and Rio coaches before signing with the RedStorm
Tiffin University transfer Juan Cummings poses with his mother and Rio coaches before signing with the RedStorm
Fri, Sep. 12, 2014 - [Men's Track & Field]

Rio Grande Sports Information
    MASON, Ohio - University of Rio Grande director of track & field/cross country Steve Gruenberg recently announced the addition of Tiffin University transfer Juan Cummings for the 2014-15 school year.
    Cummings, a 5-foot-10, 167-pound sprinter, posted some impressive numbers during his prep career at Mason High School for head coach Chip Dobson's Comets, for whom he ran the 100- and 200-meter dash events and the 110-meter hurdles.
    According to the website www.athletic.net, he was the school's record-holder in the 200 (22.20) until earlier this year and is tied for fourth place all-time in the 100 at 11.33.

Lincoln High's Eric Buckner is joined by his mother and Rio coaches as he prepares to sign with the RedStorm
Lincoln High's Eric Buckner is joined by his mother and Rio coaches as he prepares to sign with the RedStorm
Fri, Sep. 12, 2014 - [Men's Track & Field]

Rio Grande Sports Information
    GAHANNA, Ohio - University of Rio Grande director of track & field/cross country Steve Gruenberg recently announced the addition of Tiffin University transfer Eric Buckner, Jr. for the 2014-15 school year.
    Buckner, a 6-foot-0, 170-pound sprinter/jumper, was a three-year performer for Lincoln High School head coach Ed Rarey.. As a senior for the Golden Lions, his primary events included the long jump, as well as the 4x100 and 4x200 relay events.