Men's Outdoor Track & Field set to compete in North Central Gregory Invitational

Wed., May 17 - Thurs., May 18, 2017 - Benedetti-Wehrli Stadium, Naperville, Illinois

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Preview: The Ohio Northern men's outdoor track and field team is set to conclude the regular season as it competes in the Gregory Invitational at North Central (Ill.) College ... The Polar Bears enter the meet after competing in the Dr. Keeler Invitational at North Central (Ill.) College last week ... Senior Kase Schalios led the way for Northern in the meet ... Schalois broke a 4-year old school record in the 3,000-meter steeplechase as he finished sixth overall in 9:05.32 ... His time currently ranks fourth overall nationally ... Senior Lucas Shumate led Northern on day one of the meet as he posted a fourth place finish in the hammer throw and a seventh place finish in the discus ... His toss of 184' 4" in the hammer throw was a season-best and currently moves him into 13th place nationally with a week remaining until the National Championships in Geneva, Ohio ... On day two of the invitational junior Matt Molinaro led the way as he finished first in the 800-meter run, finishing in 1:49.12 ... Junior Samuel Boyd ran a season-best time of 9:17.73 and finished 16th overall in the 3,000-meter steeplechase ... Molinaro currently owns the fastest time in the nation in the 800-meter run and also ranks 19th nationally in the 1,500-meter run ... Schalois currently owns the eighth fastest time nationally in the 3,000-meter steeplechase heading into the final week before the National Championships ... Shumate currently owns the 14th best toss in the country in the hammer throw.

ONU head coach Jason Maus: Maus is in his 8th season at ONU with a 363-101-2 record, a winning percentage of .781.