ADA, Ohio-- Trine's Sam Gilly tied his own school record in the weight throw Saturday in Ohio Northern University's Polar Bear Final Qualifier.
Gilly (St. Joseph, Ill./St. Joseph-Ogden) matched his record-setting throw from last weekend's MIAA Indoor Track and Field Championship with a toss of 58 feet, 8.75 inches. The senior's throw placed him second among performers in the Polar Bear Final Qualifiers. Gilly was looking to lock up a trip to the NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field National Championships next weekend.
At the time of writing, Gilly's performance was ranked 12th in the nation. The top 20 performers receive invites to the national meet.
James Gregory (Akron, Ind./Tippecanoe Valley) ran a time of 8.86 seconds in the 60-meter hurdles. The senior's performance placed him fifth in the event.
Elsewhere, the Thunder had three performers compete in the Point Qualifier at Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Jacob Leopold (Ottawa, Ohio/Ottawa-Glandorf) ran a time of 1:55.83 in the 800-meter run, just .03 off his own school-record pace.
Nicholas Zak (Saint John, Ind./Hanover Central) and Ricardo Castillo (Goshen, Ind./Goshen) each competed in the Mile run at Stevens Point. Zak ran a 4:32 time, while Castillo finished just behind in 4:33. The Point qualifier was the final event of the indoor season for all three Trine runners at Stevens Point.
An official announcement of Trine's national qualifiers will be made Monday.