Rockford Competes At Ted Haydon Invite

Kayla Barthels
Kayla Barthels

CHICAGO, Ill.- The Rockford University men's and women's track and field teams competed in the Ted Haydon Invite hosted by the University of Chicago. The Regents had multiple impressive individual performances to highlight their results. 

Beginning with the men was the new personal-best for Nathan Alldritt (Winnebago, Ill.) in the pole vault at 4.00 meters good for fourth-place overall. With the impressive result it breaks a school record in the outdoor pole vault. Next, was Joe Werkheiser (Lena, Ill.) posting a seventh-place finish in the 400 meter race with a personal-best time of 52.87. Werkheiser ran a personal-best 4:25.61 in the 1500m run as well.

Next was Jared Johnson (Miami, Fla.) posting solid finishes in the shot put and discus in eleventh and ninth-place overall. 

Also, Arthell Rosquist (Zion, Ill.) and Chris Wilson-Poston (Normal, Ill.) each broke the previous school record in the long jump. Rosquist jumped 6.09 meters and Wilson-Poston jumped 5.75 meters besting the previous mark of 5.71 meters. 

For the women the top finisher was Kayla Barthels (Fort Worth, Texas) in the long jump. Barthels finished in second-place overall with a personal-best jump of 5.00 meters. 

The other top finisher for the women was Virginia Reed (Rockford, Ill.) posting a seventh-place finish in the high jump at 1.34 meters. 

The Rockford track and field teams return to action Saturday, April 8 at the Big Blue Invite in Decatur, Ill. with a scheduled start time of 10 a.m.