Steil, Meersman take titles at Loras Open
Tue, Apr. 30, 2013 - [Men's Indoor Track & Field]



The Loras College men's track and field team was at home in the Rock Bowl this past weekend for the 2013 Loras Open held at Manatt Track.  There were 9 teams that competed, but no team results were kept for this meet.


Five individuals and a relay team were highlighted this past weekend in the Rock Bowl. 


Loras' Austin Steil finished 1st in the 3000 meter steeplechase with a time of 9:41.66. Michael Meersmen finished first in the Javelin Throw with a final throw of 172-6. Steve Loran and Ty Wittman finished 2-3 in the Men's 5000 meter run. Loran finished with a time of 15:19.13 and Wittman finished with a time of 15:42.85. Sam Whan took 2nd in the 1500 meter run with a time of 4:00.33.  The 4x400 meter relay team of Josh Goerdt, Zac Gassman, Nick Ball, and Sean Lewis took second overall with a final time of 3:21.60.


Loras will be at Monmouth College this weekend in the final tune-up for the 2013 Iowa Conference Championships. The 2013 event will be hosted by Loras College at Manatt Track inside the Rock Bowl May 9-11. You can follow the action live on GameCentral beginning on Friday afternoon through Saturday. You can also follow @IIAC_Track on Twitter for updates throughout the weekend.