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Yellow Jackets finish third in Early Bird Invitational

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The men's track and field team starts off the outdoor season strong, with a third place finish at the Rose-Hulman Early Bird Invitational.

The men finished with 71 points to obtain the third place finish.  DC saw a few victories from its athletes along the way.

Anthony Nolfi (Akron, Ohio / Ravenna Southeast) saw success in the field for DC.  He won the hammer throw with a distance of 47.90 meters.  The throw was over three meters better than the runner-up in the event.

Ryan Johnston (Defiance, Ohio / Ayersville), Madison Murphy (Westerville, Ohio / Thomas Washington), Joe Davis (Ontario, Ohio / Ontario), and Troy Parrett (Cedarville, Ohio / Cedarville) led the way for the Yellow Jackets on the track.  The four runners picked up the victory in the 4x400-meter relay race.  They finished with a time of 3:24.32, nearly three seconds ahead of the second place team.

Parrett also picked up a victory in the 800-meter dash.  He win the event with a 1:57.81.  The time beat the second place runner by .17 seconds, which was posted by Davis.

Davis also saw success in the 1,500-meter run.  He won the event, making it two for the day.  He finished with a time of 4:01.64, two seconds faster than the runner-up.

Completing the top three successes for the Yellow Jackets, Johnston picked up a third place finish in the 400-meter dash.  He posted a time of 52.91 for the three spot.

DC will be back in action on Saturday, March 29 when they host the Dick Small Invitational.