Recent Men's Outdoor Track & Field Headlines
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.

Mon, May. 25, 2015 - [Men's Track & Field]

Rio Grande/NAIA Sports Information
    GULF SHORES, Ala. - Two of the five athletes representing the University of Rio Grande narrowly missed earning All-American status at the 2015 NAIA Men's Outdoor Track & Field National Championships, which wrapped up its three-day run on Saturday, at Mickey Miller Blackwell Stadium.
    Sophomore Alex Presley (Zanesville, OH) finished ninth in the discus throw with a heave of 48.98m, while freshman Jordon Cummings (Columbus, OH) was 10th in the high jump with an effort of 2.06m.
    The top eight athletes in each event and top eight relay teams earned team points and achieved NAIA All-America status.

Thu, May. 21, 2015 - [Men's Track & Field]

Rio Grande/NAIA Sports Information
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Five athletes representing The University of Rio Grande will be among those participating in the 64th annual Men's National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Outdoor Track and Field National Championships at Mickey Miller Blackwell Stadium in Gulf Shores, Ala.
    A small portion of the meet will begin on Thursday afternoon, although the competition starts in earnest on Friday and continues through Saturday afternoon. Seventy-one events will take place over the three-day span.
    The national champions and award winners will be recognized at approximately 7:50 p.m. EDT on Saturday. The top eight athletes in each event and top eight relay teams will earn team points and achieve NAIA All-America status.

Freshman Jordon Cummings qualified for the U.S. Junior Nationals with his showing in the high jump
Freshman Jordon Cummings qualified for the U.S. Junior Nationals with his showing in the high jump
Sat, May. 2, 2015 - [Men's Track & Field]

Rio Grande Sports Information
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - University of Rio Grande freshman Jordon Cummings secured a spot in the U.S. Junior Nationals, while fellow frosh D.J. Hickman earned a berth to the upcoming NAIA National Championships based on their respective performances at Saturday's Dave Rankin Invitational hosted by Purdue University.
    Cummings, a native of Columbus, Ohio, cleared 2.11m to finish in second place in the high jump and, at the same time, punch his ticket to the U.S. Junior Nationals, which are scheduled for June 25-28 in Eugene, Ore.
    Hickman, who hails from Dayton, Ohio, reached the "B" standard for qualifying for the NAIA national meet by finishing third in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 14.91. He finished just behind sophomore teammate Nate Kosnich (Pickerington, OH), who was second in a time of 14.89.
    The NAIA National Championship meet is scheduled for May 21-23 at Mickey Miller Blackwell Stadium in Gulf Shores, Ala.

Rio Grande sophomore Alex Presley was named KIAC Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week on Monday
Rio Grande sophomore Alex Presley was named KIAC Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week on Monday
Tue, Apr. 28, 2015 - [Men's Track & Field]

KIAC Sports Information
    BEREA, Ky. - University of Rio Grande sophomore Alex Presley was named the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Men's Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week by KIAC officials on Monday.
    Presley won each of the three events in which he competed at Saturday's KIAC Championships in Rio Grande. He won the hammer throw with a mark of 42.92m, the discus with a mark of 45m and the shot put with a mark of 14.09m.

Rio's Jordon Cummings won a pair of individual titles at Saturday's KIAC Championship
Rio's Jordon Cummings won a pair of individual titles at Saturday's KIAC Championship
Sun, Apr. 26, 2015 - [Men's Track & Field]

Rio Grande Sports Information
    RIO GRANDE, Ohio - The University of Rio Grande men's track & field team did its best to turn the 2015 Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference into a body-building contest - and was rather successful in its effort.
    The RedStorm flexed their muscles from start to finish and cruised to the conference title on Saturday afternoon at a rain-soaked Stockmeister Track & Field Complex.
    Rio tallied 13 individual and two relay titles en route to garnering 315 points as a team and defeating runner-up Point Park University, by a whopping 204 points. Indiana Univeristy-East was third with 99 points, while Brescia University (32) and Asbury University (8), finished fourth and fifth, respectively.
    Sophomore Alex Presley (Zanesville, OH) was the RedStorm's heavy hitter in terms of individuals, winning a trio of championships. He took top honors in the hammer throw (42.92m), discus throw (45.00m) and shot put (14.09m).
    Freshman Jordon Cummings (Columbus, OH) won both the high jump (1.98m) and long jump (6.37m) crowns, while four others - juniors Austin Wilson (Gallipolis, OH) and Tim Warner (Pomeroy, OH) and the sophomore duo of Austin Moore (Swedesboro, N.J.) and Nate Kosnich (Pickerington, OH) - were also directly involved in two championships.