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Georgetown College men's and women's track and field teams came out blazing in this past weekend's Mount St. Joseph meet. Both teams finished second out of seven teams in their respective fields.
The women finished 44 points behind the host school, but edge competitors such as Transylvania, Thomas More, Northern Kentucky, Indiana East and St. Catharine. The Tigers posted 120 points behind solid finishes all day.
The men finished 38.5 points behind Mount St. Joseph with 134.5 points. The Tigers also beat Transylvania, Thomas More, Northern Kentucky, Indiana East and St. Catharine.
Leading the women to first place finishes were: Caitlyn Kogge, 400 meter dash; Elisha Overpeck, 800 meter run and 1,500 meter run; and the 4x400 meter relay team of Kogge, Overpeck, Danielle Buford and Finnja Ramcke.
Ramcke also took second in the 100 and 400 meter hurdles. Amanda Williamson cleared 4-09.75 for second in the high jump. The 4x100 meter relay team of Buford, Emily Buerger, Caroline Hutson and Jasmine Strunk also took second for GC.
Ramcke set a new school record with a third place finish in the 3,000 meter steeplechase, which was the first time she had ever competed in the event, with a time of 12:56.66. The previous record was 13:30.95 set by Amanda Bolton and Shelley Ware.
"I am very excited with how the team did in our first meet," said GC women's coach Betsy Laski. "We now have a baseline of where everybody is and know what we need to work on going forward."
The men's team was led by first place finishes by Grant Curren, 800 meter run; Zachary Virgin, pole vault; and Keith Arutoff, discus. Helping the men with second place finishes were: Dillon Meyers, long jump; Corey Hatfield, high jump; Mark Scout, 400 meter hurdles; LeRon Collier, 400 meter dash; Steven Jones, 200 meter dash; and the 4x400 meter relay team of Collier, Scott Ritter, Tyler Doolittle and Brandon Pulliam.
"We had a great first meet. So many of our guys were finishing in the top three spots. Throughout the whole meet the men's team was very competitive," said GC men's coach Todd McDaniel. "We hope to carry this into our meet this weekend."
The Tigers will be back at it this weekend in the Centre College meet in Danville.