Burkholder and Despot collect All-OAC honors

Photo credit: Touhmong Thao
Photo credit: Touhmong Thao

Senior's Jeffrey Burkholder and Nick Despot collected All-OAC honors, while freshman Robert Reicher set a school record to lead the Muskingum men's track and field team at the Ohio Athletic Conference Championships hosted by Ohio Northern.

The Basics 

  • Location: Ada, Ohio - Kerscher Stadium
  • Results: Muskingum finished 9th in the 10-team field with 32 points.

On the Track

In the Field 

  • Senior Jeffrey Burkholder led the Muskies as he earned All-OAC honors in the shot put with a pitch of 16.05 meters (52-08.00). In addition, he is currently 12th in the nation in this event.
  • Senior Nick Despot received All-OAC honors as he finished third in the javelin with a throw of 55.99 meters (183-08).  
  • Freshman Robert Reicher finished fourth in the shot put with a toss of 15.78 meters.
  • Senior Blake Weidner claimed a fifth place finish in the high jump with a height of 1.89 meters (6-02.25).
  • Reicher placed fifth in the hammer with a new school record of 50.76 meters (166-06). He broke his own record that he set at the Amy Memorial Invitational earlier this season.
  • In the pole vault, freshman Nicholas Fulton took seventh place clearing a height of 3.66 meters.  
  • Weidner placed seventh in the long jump with a leap of 6.80 meters.

Up Next

  • Muskingum returns to action Friday, May 4 as select Muskies will compete at the Last Chance Meet hosted by Toledo.