MARION, Ind. – The Taylor men's indoor track and field team scored 46 points and sits in third place after the first day of the Crossroads League Invitational held at Indiana Wesleyan.
Jonathan DeHaan turned in one of TU's most impressive performances on Friday as the freshman earned a spot in next month's NAIA Indoor national championships by hitting the A standard in the pole vault, clearing a mark of 4.88 meters.
Harry Dantona continued TU's success in the field events by claiming second place in the weight throw, hitting the NAIA B standard with a toss of 16.39 meters.
Freshman Caleb Anthony cruised into the finals of the 60-meter hurdles with the fastest time in the prelims at 8.11. Anthony will square off with the 60-meter hurdles defending national champion in Marian's Taylor Killings in Saturday's finals.
Leslie Romer and Coty Willis both earned spots in Saturday's finals of the 60-meter dash. Romer clocked the second fastest time in the prelims with a time of 6.98 while Willis added the sixth fastest time at 7.05.
Marian leads the Crossroads League Invitational with 54 points following Friday's action while Indiana Wesleyan sits in second at 53.5 with Taylor in third with 46 points followed by Grace in fourth at 45. Saturday's action begins a with heptathlon events at 10:00 am.