Dominic Kacich qualified for the NCAA Division II outdoor track and field championships in the 400-meter dash. Kacich finished in 17th in his first NCAA meet.
The Bulldogs had two individual Great Lakes Valley Conference champions crowed. Sydney Cornett repeated as champion in the indoor high jump. The sophomore won after clearing 5-04.25 at the meet in Indianapolis in February.
At the indoor meet, Taylor Dinyer, Kacich and Nick Anderson each earned all-conference honors while the women placed fifth and the men were seventh.
Anderson earned the title of “GLVC’s Fastest Man” by winning the 100-meter dash at the outdoor championships in Liberty, Mo., in May. Anderson was just the fourth Bulldog to win a conference championship in the 100 and first since 2002. He joins Brian Dzingai (2001, 2002) Trent Cuthbert (1984) and Sterling Bridges (1980, 1979) as race winners.
Kacich earned all-conference honors and set a new personal best by placing second in the 400, and the men’s 4×100 relay team of Trevor Gonzales, Jared Boyd, Zachary Thomas and B.J. Smith took second to also earn all-league accolades.
Dinyer was the bronze medalist in the 100-meter hurdles and Laura Tarantino was third in the 10,000-meter run.
The Bulldog track and field teams were coached by Tim Schwegler and Leslie Hardesty.