Scots Enjoy Success at Thursday Night Track Meet


The Monmouth College track and field teams hosted Knox and Illinois College in the Thursday Night Special after the scheduled meet for Friday at Illinois Wesleyan was canceled due to forecasted inclement weather.

Caleb Toberman (Clifton, Illinois) won the shot put with a career-best throw of 16.02m, the 11th best throw in Monmouth history. Gunner Bryant (Curryville, Missouri) was second at 14.13m and Blake Orwig (Wyoming, Illinois) took fourth.

Toberman won the discus at 46.49m with Brady Bledsoe (Wataga, Illinois) in third and Shane Anderson (Lisle, Illinois) in fourth .Toberman also won the hammer at 56.46m with Orwig in third. Bryant won the javelin at 44.30m with Colton Hutson (Mt. Pleasant, Iowa) in second at 43.39m

Mikey Eiker (Galesburg, Illinois) won both the high jump at 1.80m and the long jump at 6.37m. Morse was second in the high jump, just ahead of Joey Twardowski (Mark, Illinois) and Damarian Stark (Roscoe, Illinois) was fourth in the long jump in his first collegiate track meet.

Adrian Outlaw (Galesburg, Illinois) won the 400m race in 50.82, just ahead of Patrick Curry Jr, (Chicago, Illinois) at 51.77. Da’Von Patterson (Ponte Vedra, Florida) won the 200m in 22.94 with Outlaw second, Bryson Thomas (Galesburg, Illinois) third and Lane Grice (East Galesburg, Illinois) fourth.

Eli Newton (Dallas City, Illinois) won the 1500m in 4″09.36. Logan Morse (Yates City, Illinois), Riley Bernas (Aurora, Illinois) and Peter Soutsos (Highland Park, Illinois) went 2-3-4 in the 400m hurdles.

The men’s 4x100m relay team of Thomas, Patterson, Curry and Grice won with a time of 43.70. The 3x400m relay team of Riley Bernas, Newton, Grice and Braden Bernas (Aurora, Illinois) won the final race of the day in 3:34.41.

Maddie Boley (Beecher, Illinois) won the shot put with a career-best throw of 13.49m, the eighth-best throw in Monmouth history. Kayla Braun (Evansville, Illinois) took second at 12.94m and Gracie Gibbons (Altona, Illinois) was fourth with a season-best 11.16.

Boley also won the discus at 43.91m, a season best, and the hammer at 48.64m. Braun took third in the discus and fourth in the hammer. Gibbons took third in the javelin with a new PR and Jillian Toth (El Paso, Illinois) was third in the hammer and fourth in the javelin.

Miranda Hursey (Hanna City, Illinois) won the pole vault at 3.26m with Megan Dailey (Pendleton, Indiana) in fourth. Maddie Rusk (Annawan, Illinois) won the triple jump with Delaney Rexroat (Monmouth, Illinois) in second and Emma Crofton (Neponset, Illinois) in third. Crofton was also third in the long jump at 5.03m.

On the track, Rusk won the 200m race with a season best time of 26.52. Makaiha Moore-Bell (Knoxville, Illinois) was second in 27.41 while Tayler Raska (Galesburg, Illinois) took third and Nicole Hoyer (Montgomery, Illinois) was fourth.

The 4x100m relay team of Rusk, Moore-Bell, Hoyer and Raska won in a time of 50.72 seconds. The 4x400m relay team of Rusk, Moore-Bell, Eaton and Hoyer won in 4:28.71.

Samantha Costello (Morris, Illinois) took third in the 1500m in 5:32.14 just ahead of Lindsay Eaton (Danvers, Illinois) in 5:33.36


Boley will compete in the discus at 11 a.m. Friday at the prestigious Drake Relays. The Scots are next in action at home on Saturday, May 4 with the planned Fighting Scot Invitational. The 6-team meet begins at 10:30 a.m. with Monmouth seniors being honored at 11:45 a.m.

NCAA Division III National Rankings (as of 10:30 pm 4/20/24)
15 – Maddie Boley – shot put – 13.49m
18 – Maddie Boley – discus – 43.91m
21 – Caleb Toberman – hammer throw – 56.53m
22 – Caleb Toberman – shot put – 16.02m
25 – Kayla Braun – shot put – 13.21m
34 – Maddie Boley – hammer throw – 50,40m
43 – Kayla Braun – discus – 41.74m
44- Caleb Toberman – discus – 46.81m

Career Highs for outdoor meets (does not include those participating in an event for the first time)

Competitor – event – new career high (old career high)
Isaac Anderson – shot put – 12.32m (11.65m)
Isaac Anderson – hammer throw – 34.28m (30.25m)
Riley Bernas – 400m hurdles – 1:03.15 (1:03.40)
Melissa Bivolarov – 1500m – 5:44.34 (5:47.87)
Brady Bledsoe – shot put – 13.02m (12.68m)
Brady Bledsoe – discus – 42.78m (41.16m)
Maddie Boley – shot put – 13.49m (13.42m)
Gunner Bryant – shot put – 14.13m (13.14m)
Gunner Bryant – discus – 37.86m (33.83m)
Xavier Camper – 200m – 24.21 (24.66)
Elijah Cherelus – 200m – 23.57(24.05)
Neo Colter – 1500m – 4:21.68 (4:22.40)
Emma Crofton – long jump – 5.03m (4.58m)
Emma Crofton – triple jump – 10.13m )9.63m)
Megan Dailey – pole vault – 3.11m (2.79m)
Eli DeBrock – 1500m – 4:55.50 (4:56.80)
Mikey Eiker – long jump – 1.80m (1.70m)
Gracie Gibbons – javelin – 30.76m (30.65m)
Brynn Hogan – hammer throw – 39.39m (38.19m)
Abbie Johnson – shot put – 10.51m (9.73m)
Abbie Johnson – hammer throw – 38.27m (37.13m)
Alec Mahar – 200m – 23.92 (24.47)
Makaiha Moore-Bell – 200m – 27.41 (27.66)
Logan Morse – long jump – 1.75m (1.74m)
Blake Orwig – hammer throw – 49.15m (45.70m)
Da’Von Patterson – 200m – 22.94 (23.12)
Tayler Raska – 200m – 28.00 (29.40)
Delaney Rexroat – 200m – 29.61 (29.77)
Delaney Rexroat – triple jump – 10.31m (9.62m)
Delaney Rexroat – pole vault – 2.96m (2.91m)
Jeff Schnetzler – hammer throw – 43.02m (41.89m)
Peter Soutsos – 110m hurdles – 16.28 (16.37)
Caleb Toberman – shot put – 16.02m (15.67m)
Jillian Toth – javelin – 27.28m (26.82m)
Brendan Whelan – 400m – 1:01.28 (1:01.70)

***Courtesy of Nathan Baliva, Monmouth College***

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