First of Two Last Chance Meets for Wilmington Men's Track & Field

Photo by David Wahl III
Photo by David Wahl III




*Story by David Wahl III

WILMINGTON, Ohio -  Wilmington men's track and field team has entered postseason mode as they send individuals to a last chance meet at Baldwin Wallace University. The athletes seek a chance to qualify for nationals in the events in which they compete. 

The Schedule: The meet is set to start at 2:00 PM, a later start than usual as the competition size decreases. 

The Teams: Wilmington will be joined by other Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) schools. 

The Coach: Ron Combs continues his 23rd season as the head coach of Wilmington's men's and women's track and field teams. Combs has been named Coach of the Year, twice by the Heartland Athletic Conference, and once by the OAC. In 2002, he led the men's indoor team to a sixth-place finish at NCAA DIII Championships.

Who to Watch: The dynamic throws squad has set the tone for the Quakers all season long. The trio of Nate Marcum, Joe Shuga and Andrew Pacifico are all currently ranked in the top-40 as individuals in hammer throw. Marcum is leading the pack as he ranks 16th nationally in the event. Blake Jamison will be riding solo in the shotput and discus. George Rickett will also be running solo as he is entered into the 5,000-meter run.  

Coverage: Meet information is available - visit the link above.  Video coverage for day one and day two are available in the links above. Results will be available after the conclusion of the meet.  

Social Media: Wilmington athletics is represented on Facebook (Wilmington College Athletics), Twitter (@DubCQuakers) and Instagram (@DubCQuakers). Follow all the happenings of Wilmington College on social media by using the hashtag "#WeAreDubC".

Up Next: Wilmington will head to the final "Last Chance" meet of the season at Mount Union University on May 19th, as athletes will have one more shot at qualifying for Division III Nationals on May 27th.