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Track and Field Teams Compete At Oiler Opener

Track and Field Teams Compete At Oiler Opener

OVERVIEW:  Oiler Opener – University of Findlay

EVENT: Oiler Opener 

LOCATION: Malcolm Athletic Center – Findlay, OH

RECAP: The Northwood University track and field team saw a new NCAA provisional effort and two improved provisional efforts as competition for the fall semester wrapped up Friday and Saturday (December 8 & 9) at Findlay.


  • The Northwood men saw an improved NCAA provisional effort in the first day of competition.
  • Senior Paul Evans improved his season best and provisional mark in the weight throw. Evans longest throw measured 18.47 meters/60 feet-7.25 inches.


  • The Northwood men added a new NCAA provisional mark after the second day of competition.
  • Freshman Mason Phillips continued to impress in the sprints and jumps. Philips won the 60 meter dash in 6.92, the 200 meter dash in 22.08, and the long jump with a distance of 7.23 meters/23 feet-8.75 inches. His time of 22.08 on a 200 meter flat track converts to 21.70 on a 300 meter track to give him an NCAA provisional mark in the event. Phillips also improved on his previous provisional effort in the long jump.
  • Sophomore Christopher Bent finished second in the 200 meter dash (23.00) and third in the 60 meter dash (7.04).
  • The Northwood women were highlighted by junior Heaven Powell. Powell finished in a tie for first place in the high jump with a clearance of 1.63 meters/5 feet-4.25 inches.


The Timberwolves will resume competition following winter break at the Bob Eubanks Open, hosted by Grand Valley State University. Competition is set for Friday (January 12) at 10 am.