Jason Fisher provisionally qualifies for NCAA in hammer throw
By: Brandy Bidlack, sports information assistant
April 27, 2009
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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. - The Bluffton University men's and women's track team took part
in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Championships on Saturday, April 24,
2009. The men's team scored a total of 52 points, which put them in eighth place,
while the women totaled 45.5 points for eighth as well.
Bluffton's Jason Fisher (Rockford/Parkway) had an outstanding day as he placed in all four of his events.
Fisher won the hammer with a throw of 172-01, provisionally qualifying for the NCAA
Championships, and took second in the shot put with a toss of 48-03.25. He also produced
six points in the discus with a throw of 148-07 for third place in addition to generating
two points in the javelin (154-10).
Robert Johnson (Columbus/Marion Franklin) claimed first and 10 points in the 100 meter dash with
a time of 11.00. Johnson also took fourth in the 200 meter dash with a time of 22.77.
Ben Althaus (Delhi, N.Y./Delhi) finished fifth in the 400 meter dash (51.91). The men's 4x400
team, consisting of Johnson, Althaus, Kevin Hickman (Centerburg) and Michael Timpe (Swanton), placed third with a time of 3:29.29.
Ashley Smith (Delta/Pike-Delta-York) won the 400 meter dash with a time of 1:01.58, while grabbing
a third place finish in the 200 meter dash with a time of 27.16. Smith and Katy Wisby (Lancaster/Bloom-Carroll) took fourth and seventh place in the long jump, respectively, with
Smith jumping 16-06.50 feet and Wisby going 15-11.00.
Smith and Wisby, along with Sarah Binkley (Bluffton/Cory-Rawson) and Grace Needler (Columbus Grove), claimed fourth in the 4x100 meter relay to pick up five points
for the Beavers. Bluffton's Kourtney Lewis (Arlington/Riverdale) tied for sixth place in the high jump with a height of 4-10.25.
(Liberty Center) took sixth in the shot put with a toss of 36-02, while teammate Kayla Pickering (Jamestown/Greenview) came in third in the javelin with a throw of 106-07. Heather Smith (
, Ind./Concord) picked up two points for her seventh place finish in the 3000 meter
steeplechase with a time of 13:11.71.