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Four Earn All-MWC at Outdoor Championships; Gutierrez Wins Both Hurdles

May 13, 2017

Galesburg, IL -- The Beloit College Track & Field team brought home six All-Midwest Conference honors by four student-athletes as the MWC Outdoor Track & Field Championships wrapped up on Saturday.

In the team standings the Women were seventh while the Men were fifth.  The fifth-place Men's finish was their highest since the 2006 Championships, when they were also fifth.

Jose Gutierrez led the All-MWC haul with three medals, including winning both the 110m and 400m Hurdles.  Gutierrez is the first double-winner in Outdoor Track for the Bucs since Felicia Carlson in 2014 (100m, 200m) and the first Buccaneer Men's Outdoor double-winner since Ibrahima Doumbya won the 100m and Long Jump in 2001.

Also earning All-Conference honors were Aleeshah Heinzen, third in the Long Jump; Jack Klobucar, second in the 800m; and Alberto Torres, second in the 3000m Steeplechase.

Earning points for the Bucs were Linnae Capuder, tied for fourth in the Pole Vault; Dan Arkes, fourth in the 10000m and seventh in the 5000m; Klobucar, fourth in the 1500m; Matthew Miller, fourth in the 110m Hurdles; Jason Dormon, fourth in the High Jump; Heinzen, fifth in the 100m and sixth in the Triple Jump; Ellie Waddle, sixth in the 1500m and seventh in the 800m; Britney Johnson, sixth in the Pole Vault; Dewight Walker, sixth in the Triple Jump; Miranda Simes, seventh in the Pole Vault; Melissa Pelkey, seventh in the 400m; and Dakotah Revai, seventh in the Hammer.

The Women's 4x400m Relay of Waddle, Jourdan Plautz, Sophia Miliotis and Pelkey were fifth; the Women's 4x100m Relay of Plautz, Pelkey, Miliotis and Heinzen was sixth; and both the Men's 4x100m Relay of Gutierrez, Walker, Jake Westrich and Dormon and the Men's 4x400m Relay of Gutierrez, Walker, Klobucar and Westrich were seventh.

Up ahead for Beloit are last chance meets for numerous athletes next weekend with spots in the NCAA Division III National Meet at stake.