Three Bishops headed to NCAA Division III championship meet

By Ben Stroup

March 10, 2014

Ohio Wesleyan freshman Colin McShane, who was running track for Olentangy at this time last year, will be one of two Bishop men to represent Ohio Wesleyan at the NCAA Division III championship meet on Friday and Saturday at Nebraska Wesleyan University in Lincoln, Neb.

McShane, who was named Sprinter/Hurdler of the Meet at last weekend’s North Coast Athletic Conference championship meet, enters the national showcase as the 15th seed in the 200-meter dash, which will be contested on Saturday. He won the 200-meter dash at the NCAC meet in 22.21 seconds, breaking both the conference record (22.31 seconds) he set on Friday night and the school record (22.22 seconds) set in 2011. He also finished second in the 60-meter dash and ran the lead leg of the 800-meter relay and 1,600-meter relay at the NCAC event, helping both pick up wins in respective times of 1:29.99 and 3:23.17.

OWU junior Matt Hunter also secured a spot in the upcoming D-III championship meet. He will compete in the heptathlon Friday and Saturday, where he is seeded third. He finished ninth in his signature event at last year’s NCAA indoor championship meet.

Hunter earned his spot by winning the heptathlon at the NCAC meet, posting an NCAC- and school-record score of 5,155. He also nabbed all-conference honors with a third-place showing in the 60-meter hurdles, a fourth-place finish in the 60-meter dash and seventh-place finish in the pole vault, and was part of the league-champion 800-meter relay team.

Women’s Track and Field

Ohio Wesleyan senior Cara DeAngelis, fresh off her Distance Runner of the Meet distinction earned at last weekend’s NCAC championship meet, will represent the Bishops at the upcoming NCAA Division III championship meet in Lincoln, it was announced by the NCAA.

DeAngelis will compete in the mile run, slated to start at 1:40 p.m. (Central Time) on Saturday, before running in the 3,000-meter run at 4:40. She is seeded third and 11th in the respective events.

The senior won both races at the NCAC meet, taking top honors in the 3,000-meter event in an NCAC-record 10:01.24 and the mile run in 5:01.41.