The Bethel College women's track and field team won the DePauw University Indoor Invitational, while the men's team finished second in the meet. The women won the 13 team invitational with 140 points. Millikin University finished second with 99 points. The men scored 131 points on the day finishing only behind Wabash University in the 13 team field.
The women had four event winners on the day, while the men had six event champions. Pacing the way for the women were first place finishers Sam Etter in the 60m hurdles at 9.53, Irene Kangai in the 600m at 1:39.39, Kate Carr in the pole vault at 3.40, and the 4x400m relay team of Etter, Kangai, Dominique Dvojacki and Lauren Dudley at 4:06.53. Second place finishers on the day were Cinaminn Green in the shot put at 12.78 and the weight throw at 14.57, Betty Graber in the 20m at 27.61 and the 60m at 8.03, Kaila Stevens in the 400m at 60.30, Kristin Zeilenga in the 60m hurdles at 9.56, and the DMR team of Keri Lencke, Brittany Fabris, Courtney Chapman, and Leah Schwartz at 13:38.85. Finishing third were Lauren Dudley in the 800m at 2:24.97 and Caitlyn Ramirez in the triple jump at 10.35. Fifth place finishes were turned in by Lencke in the mile at 5:33.23, Carli Mast in the 800m at 2:28.99, Ellen Schmeltz in the weight throw at 13.77, and Zeilenga in the high jump at 1.55.
The men were led by event winners Calen Boyd in the 60m at 6.99 and the 400m at 51.32, Ahrin Lemacks in the 200m at 22.96, BJ VanderZwaag in the weight throw at 16.29, Tanner Foust in the high jump at 1.90, and Robbie Rose in the shot put at 15.58. Rose's mark in the shot put was an NAIA Indoor Nationals qualifying mark for the Pilots. Second place finishers were Tim Sipe in the 800m at 2:01.69 and Michael Ponce in the weight throw at 16.16. Third places were turned in by Alex Reinhard in the shot put at 14.81 and the weight throw at 15.51, Chase Pinion in the pole vault at 4.05, Kent Corsbie in the triple jump at 11.81, Lemacks in the 60m at 7.25, the 4x200m relay team of Talal Maree, Calvin Lewis, Travis Patterson, and Mike Childs at 1:34.98, and the 4x400m relay team of Lewis, Robby Burns, Maree, and Sipe at 3:30.74. Finishing fourth on the day was Lemacks in the 400m at 52.63, and finishing fifth was Blake Hochstetler in the weight throw at 15.07.
The Bethel College Track and Field program will next participate in the NCCAA Indoor National Championships next Saturday, February 18 at Cedarville University in Ohio. The women's team will be going for their third NCCAA Indoor National Championship in as many years. The Pilot Track and Field program has won six NCCAA National Championships in program history.