Robert Johnson wins 100 meter dash at Wilmington Invitational
By: Evan Miller, sports information assistant
April 20, 2009
WILMINGTON, Ohio - The Bluffton University men's and women's track team took part
in the Wilmington College Invitational on Saturday, April 18, 2009. The men's team
scored a total of 40 points, which put them in seventh place, while the women totaled
53 points for sixth.
Bluffton's Deb Davis (Seneca, Penn./Christian Life Academy) was able to turn in a seventh place finish
for two points in the 1500 meter run with a time of 6:09.85. Freshman Katy Wisby (Lancaster/Bloom-Carroll) scored three points for Bluffton in the 100 meter hurdles,
taking sixth place in the event with a time of 17.91.
Ashley Smith (Delta/Pike-Delta-York) was able to place in three events on the day. Smith took
fourth place in the 400 meter dash, running a time of 1:01.95. Smith placed sixth
in the 100 meter dash with a time of 13.61, and in the long jump she came in third
with a distance of 15-11.00.
Grace Needler (Columbus Grove) took sixth place for three points in the pole vault as she reached
a height of 9-00.25. Kayla Pickering (Jamestown/Greenview) came in fourth in the javelin with a throw of 96-09. Karyn Davis (Liberty Center) was also able to place in three events. Davis claimed fifth in the
hammer with a throw of 114-00, seventh in the discus at 95-06 and third in the shot
put with a toss of 36-07.00. Bluffton's Kourtney Lewis (Arlington/Riverdale) came in sixth place in the high jump with a height of 4-08.25,
scoring three points in the event.
Brandon Kindell (Kenton) took second place in the 100 meter hurdles, finishing with a time of 18.16.
Junior Robert Johnson (Columbus/Marion Franklin) turned in a first place finish in the 100 meter dash with
a time of 11.12, and he also came in second in the 200 meter dash, sporting a time
Jason Fisher (Rockford/Parkway) had another solid individual day as he was able to place in three
events. In his first event of the day, the hammer throw, Fisher garnered third place
with a throw of 160-07. Fisher also took fifth in the discus with a throw of 135-06,
and fifth place in the shot put with a distance of 47-07.00.