Tigers Finish Third at NCAC Championships; Burguete Named Mid-Distance/Distance MVP

Tigers Finish Third at NCAC Championships; Burguete Named Mid-Distance/Distance MVP

Meadville, Pa. - DePauw matched its best finish in seven years of North Coast Athletic Conference competition as it placed third at the NCAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships. The Tigers' 132 points were the most they've totaled at the NCAC Outdoor Championships. Ohio Wesleyan won with 180 and Wabash was second with 142.

Senior Polo Burguete led the way by being named the Mid-Distance/Distance MVP. Burguete, who won the 3,000-meter steeplechase on Friday, took first in the 5,000 meters today in 14:58.47. Two other Tigers picked up individual wins as Zach Batt crossed first in the 1,500 meters (3:55.91) as did Samuel Voelz in the 800 meters (1:56.40).

Luke Patty earned all-NCAC honors in a pair of individual events as he was second in both the 400 meters (49.73) and the 200 (22.41).

In all, DePauw totaled 19 points in the 5,000 as Paul Christian was fourth (15:29.64), Cole Martin sixth (15:36.72) and Nick Meszaros eighth (15:39.37).

Jordan Booker was fourth in the 400 (50.16), while Johnny Miller was sixth (51.25). In the 100, Chase Wright crossed fifth (11.21) and Jacob Avenaim was seventh (11.28).

In the discus, Demarco Henry was sixth (42.64/139-10) and Lucas Taylor eighth (40.26/132-1) with Andrew Saunders finishing sixth in the javelin (47.57m/156-1). 

The Tigers' 4 x 400 relay of Patty, Miller, Dante Stewart and Voelz won in 3:19.44, while the 4 x 100 relay of Patty, Wright, Avenaim and Miller placed fourth in 43.05,