Kibler’s win tops first day at GLIAC Championships

GENEVA – Connor Kibler earned Tiffin University’s first individual title so far at this year’s Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Championships, taking the javelin in the track meet’s first day.

Kibler’s winning toss sailed 191-7, earning him his second consecutive crown in the event and giving him a provisional qualifier for the national meet.

Ralph Robin added a fifth in the hammer, meeting a provisional NCAA mark with a heave of 185-8. The throw also broke the John Havrilla’s school record from 2010 by an inch.

Other provisional marks came from Davion Bowers taking fifth in the shot with a throw of 54-4 3/4 and Eugene Cannaday and Carlton Watkins tying for fifth in the high jump by clearing 6-8 1/4.

Emmanuel Grembo added a third in the long jump (25-3 1/4) and Reid Kibler took fourth in the javelin (170-4) to help the Dragons end the first day in third place with 42 points.

Qualifying for finals were the 4×100 team of Stephon Goodwin, Dominic Colvin, Omar Lane and Tony Marshall (41.03), Wilner Marcelin in the 110 hurdles (14.38), Colvin in the 400 (49.04), Lane in the 100 (10.67) and 200 (21.63), and Goodwin in the 100 (10.81).

Tiffin’s women also ended the first day in third, scoring 31 points.

Deborah Brodersen led the Dragons by taking second in the javelin (137-7) and fourth in the long jump (18-0 1/4).

Miranda Mondozzi took sixth in the hammer with an NCAA provisional toss of 184 feet, breaking the school record she set last week.

Ashley DeWitt added a sixth in the shot with a provisional toss of 47-4 1/4,and Ashley Gilroy’s seventh in the 10,000 came in a school record time of 36:59.21.

Qualifying for the finals were the 4×100 team of Jasmine Kelley, Taylor Deskins, Theresa Scott and Brittany Darby (47.11), Darby in the 100 (12.07) and 200 (24.71), Scott in the 100 (12.19), Deskins in the 200 (24.92) and Chyna Davis in the 100 hurdles (14.26).

Dragons clean up Oilers

A seven-run fourth inning launched Tiffin University to a 9-5 baseball victory Thursday over Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference foe Findlay.

Findlay started things off by scoring a run in the first inning off a hit and two errors.

The Dragons (16-29, 15-13 GLIAC) found their rhythm in the fourth inning as Cody Spires doubled and Cole McCurry drew a walk. Isaac Perry singled to the right side to plate Spires and advance McCurry to third.

After Perry stole second, Kyle Durham drew a walk to load the bases. Everyone moved up on a Kyle Lento single, and Devon Fisk’s single chased in Durham and Perry.

A sacrifice bunt by Elijah Sanabria forced Lento out and placed Fisk on second. Garrett Vernau blasted a three-run bomb over the left field fence to make it a 7-1 ballgame.

The Oilers (11-29, 8-22) scored two more in the sixth, but the Dragons scored twice in the seventh to secure victory.

Fisk had three hits and drove in three runs for TU while Perry had two hits and two runs. Joe Perretta (2-4) gave up four hits and two unearned runs while striking out seven in four innings to get the win.

Reid Rothenbuhler lined three hits for Findlay. Collin Parrill (0-2) gave up four hits and six runs while striking out three in 3 1/3 innings.