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Buccaneers Record 10 Firsts in Indoor Season-Opening Knox Fire Starter

January 16, 2016

Galesburg, IL -- The Beloit College Track & Field team got their Indoor season rolling Saturday at the Knox College Fire Starter Invite, with the Women taking seven first-place finishes and the Men three.

Unofficially, the Beloit Women won the meet while the Men were third.

Bringing home top finishes for the Women were Melissa Pelkey in the 400m; Ellie Waddle in the 800m; Emma Koenig in the 3000m; Linnae Capuder in the Pole Vault; Aleeshah Heinzen in the Triple Jump; the 4x200m Relay of Sophia Milotis, Pelkey, Heinzen and Capuder and the 4x400m Relay of Waddle, Pelkey, Milotis and Jourdan Plautz.

Also earning top-four finishes were Heinzen, second in the 60m; Angie Earley, second in the 200m; Medy Xu, second in the 60m Hurdles; Carri Murton, third in the Mile; Heinzen, third in the Long Jump; Earley, fourth in the 60m; and Plautz, fourth in the Long Jump.

For the Men George Gray won the 800m and Jacob Gray won the 3000m while the 4x400m Relay of Matt Kreiser, Jack Klobucar, George Gray and Jose Gutierrez also finished first.

Jason Dormon set a Beloit 60m record in the prelims of :07.37, breaking the old mark of :07.39 set by Lukeson Versulien in 2013, but did not run in the event finals.

Also earning top-four finishes for the Men were the 4x200m Relay of Kreiser, Gutierrez, Klobucar and Denzel Dawkins, second; Alberto Torres, third in the 3000m; Dakotah Revai, third in both the Shot Put and Weight Throw; Kreiser, fourth in the 60m; and Dan Arkes, fourth in the 3000m.

The Bucs compete at the UW-Parkside Invite next Saturday in Kenosha.  Action begins at 10:00 a.m.