The AU track and field team got the outdoor season started on Saturday (Mar. 29) in impressive fashion. The Eagles competed in two completely different venues but one thing was constant - their rate of success.
Head coach Jud Logan has taken the AU throwers to the Weems-Baskin Invitational in Columbia, S.C., for a number of years. This is an event littered with Division I schools. Nevertheless, the Eagles are always welcome due to the quality of throwers they can bring to the field.
Bridenthal led the field in the women's shot put (47-1).
AU strength and conditioning coach A.G. Kruger was first in the men's hammer throw (250-2). Zac Ball was second (207-2), Jared Conklin was third (182-8), Mack Taylor was fourth (178-3) and James Clay Harris was fifth (176-11).
AU also sent a contingent of athletes to the nearby Wooster Invitational. This event was cut short due to the snow and rain that attacked the area Saturday afternoon. However, the Eagles took over before the elements took center stage.
Sindelar was first (45-6.25) in the shot put. Tomei was second (43-7.75) and Burgdorf was third (38-6).
For the men, Max Ertle was second (20-5) in the long jump. In the shot put, Elijah Talk was first (50-10.75) and Jared Whitcomb was second (50-7.50). Clayton Jury was first (181-11) in the hammer and Whitcomb was second (162-5).