|by Brent Harris • February 27, 2011|
Three Wabash indoor track and field athletes competed at the 2011 North Coast Athletic Conference Multi-Events Championships Saturday at Kenyon College. Billy Rosson took fourth place overall, while teammates John Bogucki and Patrick Posthauer were fifth and sixth.
All three competed in the men's indoor pentathlon, the opening event as a part of the 2011 NCAC Indoor Championships. Points are awarded in each of the five events based upon the competitor's time or mark instead of their finishing position.
Rosson opened the event by finishing the 1000-meter run with a time of 2:57.94 to score 685 points. Bogucki scored 648 points with a time of 3:01.64. Posthauer finished in 3:39.29 for a total of 331 points.
Posthauer scored the second-highest total of points in the 55-meter hurdles, picking up 791 points with a time of 8.17. Rosson was third with a time of 8.20 for 784 points. Bogucki was close behind in fourth with a time of 8.65, good for 679 points.
Posthauer added another 644 points by clearing 1.82 meters (5 feet, 11.50 inches) in the high jump, also the second-most points scored in the event. Bogucki tied Posthauer by also clearing 1.82 meters and scoring 644 points. Rosson cleared 1.70 meters (5 feet, 7 inches) for a total of 544 points.
Posthauer kept his streak of second-place finishes going in the long jump with a mark of 6.26 meters (20 feet, 6.50 inches) for 644 points toward his total. Rosson jumped 5.36 meters (17 feet, 7 inches) for 453 points. Bogucki scored 404 points with a leap of 5.11 meters (16 feet, 9.25 inches).
Rosson scored the highest total in the final event, the shot put, with a mark of 10.29 meters (33 feet, 9.25 inches) for 503 total points. Bogucki's mark of 7.92 meters (26 feet) was good for 362 points, while Posthauer scored 283 points with a mark of 6.58 meters (21 feet, 7.25 inches).
Rosson finished with a total of 2,969 points in fourth place. Bogucki scored 2,737 points, while Posthauer was sixth with 2,693 points. Andre Diehl from Ohio Wesleyan won the competition with a total of 3,107 points.