Posted: Apr 08, 2017
DECATUR, Ill. - On Saturday, the Illinois Tech men's track and field team competed in the Big Blue Alumni Invite at Millikin University. The Scarlet Hawks placed ninth at the meet.
- In the 1500m, Cole Dammeier placed 13th in the large field at 4:21.33. Jake Tracey finished 29th (4:42.79) in the same event.
- Dammeier (18th, 2:08.24), Isaac Gewarges (25th, 2:11.36), and Tracey (34th, 2:25.92) all competed in the 800m.
- In the 100m, Demis Thomas placed 17th with a time of 11.63s. Saisaketh Valluri (22nd, 12.09s) and Cole Fasnacht (26th, 13.35s) were not far behind.
- Thomas placed in the Top 10 of the 200m (ninth place, 23.78s).
- Valluri led the Scarlet Hawks in the long jump with an 11th place finish (5.95m). Fasnacht (18th, 5.23m) also competed.
- Valluri was also strong in the triple jump (eighth place, 12.09m).
- David Foreman placed 20th in the shot put (8.99m), 16th in the discus (31.85m), 17th in the javelin (32.45m), and 19th in the hammer (24.39m).
- Tech will compete at the Benedictine University Relays on Friday and Saturday.