PORTSMOUTH, Ohio – A member of the Shawnee State faculty from 1964 until 2000, Harry Weinbrecht left his mark on many. From players, coaches and staff members, he was universally held in high regard and played a pivotal role in SSU athletics over his 36 year career.
His impact on the Portsmouth and Shawnee State communities – specifically pertaining to SSU athletics – will carry on for many who follow in his footsteps. Harry passed away Sunday evening at the SOMC Hospice Center at the age of 84.
GULF SHORES, Ala. (Men's and Women's Track & Field) – The final day of the NAIA Outdoor Track & Field National Championships proved successful for the final three Shawnee State runners left to compete, as all three landed top 10 finishes to close out the weekend at Mickey Miller Blackwell Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Bright and early in the morning in the first race of the day, Joe Stewart (SR/Crown City, Ohio) landed a sixth place finish – the highest of any SSU runner at the national meet this year – in the marathon, completing 26.2 mile trek in 2:38:15.50, just 14 seconds behind winner Arya Bahreini of Oklahoma City.
GULF SHORES, Ala. (Men's and Women's Track & Field) – Sarah Biehl (JR/Lowell, Ohio) tallied the first points for the Shawnee State track & field squad, tallying a seventh place finish in the women's 10,000 meter run, as the Bears competed in four events across the day Friday at Mickey Miller Blackwell Stadium.
Biehl, competing in the first event of the day after a lighting-shortened Thursday, completed the race in a time of 37:02.45, four seconds faster than her qualifying time, tallying two points for the women's side. In the same race, Anna Havranek (FR/Sugarcreek, Ohio) finished in 38:24.79 to finish in 12th.
GULF SHORES, Ala. (Men's and Women's Track & Field) – Brad Liston was the lone Shawnee State runner to step on the track Thursday at Mickey Miller Blackwell Stadium for the opening day of the NAIA Outdoor Track & Field National Championships, as continuous lightning brought the opening day to an early close.
The senior took advantage of his early race, completing the men's 1,500 meter run prelims in a time of 3:44.88 to finish third in his heat. That time was good enough to land Liston in seventh place overall, and qualify him for the finals, originally slated to conclude at 3:10 p.m. CT on Saturday.
GULF SHORES, Ala. (Men's and Women's Track & Field) – Twelve members of the Shawnee State men's and women's track & field squads are set to compete in seven different events at the NAIA Outdoor Track & Field National Championships, which begin Thursday at Mickey Miller Blackwell Stadium in Gulf Shores, Ala.
Thursday – the first day of three – features four preliminary runs for SSU and one final. Brad Liston (SR/Circleville, Ohio) will kick things off for the Bears in the prelim round of the men's 1,500 meter run, which is set to begin at 3:40 p.m. CT. Liston qualified for the championships with a time of 3:53.78 in the final meet of the season at the Louisville Twilight. He will race in the third heat.