2018 Men's Track & Field News

  • Track Gets Final Tuneup for HCAC Championships
    April 21, 2018
    ADA, OHIO -- The Defiance College men's track and field team competed at the Ohio Northern University Polar Bear Invitational on Saturday in their last meet before the Heartland Collegiate Conference Championships.
  • DC Battles at All-Ohio
    April 14, 2018
    DELAWARE, OHIO -- The Defiance College track and field team competed in the All-Ohio Championships, hosted by Ohio Wesleyan University, on a rainy Saturday afternoon in Delaware, Ohio.
  • Castillo Wins Discus to Lead Yellow Jackets
    April 07, 2018
    DELAWARE, OHIO -- The Defiance College men's track and field team competed in the two-day Marv Frye Invitational, hosted by Ohio Wesleyan University, on Friday and Saturday. The meet did not keep team scores.
  • Defiance Completes Long Day at Otterbein
    March 31, 2018
    WESTERVILLE, OHIO – The Defiance College men’s track and field team took part in the April Fools Invitational at Otterbein University on Good Friday.
  • Defiance Runs at Indiana Wesleyan
    March 23, 2018
    MARION, IND. – The Defiance College men’s track and field team braved the chilly temperatures to compete at the Indiana Wesleyan Polar Bear Invitational on Friday.
  • Indiana Wesleyan Invitational Moved to Friday
    March 20, 2018
    MARION, IND. -- The Indiana Wesleyan Polar Bear Invitational that was originally scheduled for Saturday, Mar. 24 has been moved up a day to Friday, Mar. 23 due to forecasted weather conditions.
  • Men Open Outdoor Season with Eighth Place Finish
    March 17, 2018
    TERRE HAUTE, IND. – The Defiance College men’s track and field team placed in the eighth spot out of 10 teams in the Rose-Hulman Early Bird Invitational to kick off outdoor competition on Saturday.
  • Men's Track and Field Claims Sixth Place Spot in Preseason Poll
    March 14, 2018
    GREENWOOD, IND. - The Defiance College men's outdoor track and field team was picked to finish sixth in the preseason Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference poll that was released Wednesday afternoon.
  • Track and Field Teams Partner with Team Impact
    March 12, 2018
    DEFIANCE, OHIO - On Monday, March 12, the Defiance College men's and women's track and field teams welcomed 10-year-old Trey Wittenmyer to the team through its Team Impact "Signing Day" ceremony held at the Karl H. Weaner Center. 
  • Petro Earns NCAA All-Region Honors
    March 05, 2018
    DEFIANCE, OHIO - Senior Joshua Petro (Ocala, Fla./The Villages) was named a member of the NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field All-Region team in the weight throw announced Monday afternoon by U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.
  • Men's Track Finishes Indoor Campaign
    March 03, 2018
    ADA, OHIO -- Three Defiance College men's track and field athletes finished up their indoor seasons on Saturday afternoon with the Ohio Northern University Polar Bear Last Chance Invitational.
  • Yellow Jackets Compete at Anderson
    February 24, 2018
    ANDERSON, IND. -- The Defiance College men's track and field team had a trio of athletes represent the Purple and Gold at the Fred Wilt Invitational at Anderson University on Saturday in the first of two last chance meets on the DC schedule.
  • DC Puts Seven on All-HCAC List
    February 21, 2018
    GREENWOOD, IND. -- The Defiance College track and field team had five athletes honored on the 2018 All-Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Indoor Track and Field team on Wednesday.
  • Petro and Jackson Win HCAC Titles at Indoor Championships
    February 17, 2018
    ANDERSON, IND. -- The Defiance College men's track and field team culminated a season of hard work by placing in the sixth position at the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference championship meet at Anderson University on Saturday.
  • Trio of Yellow Jackets Place at All-Ohio
    February 10, 2018
    WESTERVILLE, OHIO -- Three Defiance College men's track and field athletes competed in, and placed at, the All-Ohio Championships at Otterbein University on Saturday.
  • DC Posts Strong Performances at Home Finale
    February 09, 2018
    DEFIANCE, OHIO -- The Defiance College track and field team saw their share of solid performances in Friday night's Dick Small Invitational at the George M. Smart Center.
  • Yellow Jackets Compete at Ohio Northern
    February 03, 2018
    ADA, OHIO --  The Defiance College men's track and field team competed in the Joe Banks Invitational at Ohio Northern University on Saturday and placed in the 13th position as a team with 12 points.
  • Quality Performances Key Strong Day for DC Men's Track
    January 27, 2018
    DEFIANCE, OHIO -- The Yellow Jackets used a pair of personal bests to that put athletes on the national list to finish in the seventh position at Saturday's Defiance Invitational at the George M. Smart Center.
  • Petro Earns HCAC Field Athlete of the Week Honors
    January 22, 2018
    GREENWOOD, IND. -- Defiance College senior thrower Joshua Petro (Ocala, Fla./The Villages) was named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Field Athlete of the Week for his performance at the Carnegie Mellon Invitational at SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio on Saturday.
  • Petro Earns Victory in Weight Throw to Lead Men's Track at SPIRE
    January 21, 2018
    GENEVA, OHIO -- The Defiance College men's track and field team returned to action with the Carnegie-Mellon Invitational at SPIRE Institute on Saturday, as senior Joshua Petro (Ocala, Fla./The Villages) brought home a first place finish in the weight throw to lead the charge!
  • Men's Track Pegged to Finish Eighth
    January 16, 2018
    GREENWOOD, IND. -- The Defiance College men's indoor track and field team was picked to finish eighth in the preseason Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference poll that was released on Tuesday afternoon.
  • Inclement Weather Forces Cancellation of Northwest Ohio Track and Field Inv.
    January 12, 2018
    DEFIANCE, OHIO - The Northwest Ohio Track and Field Invitational scheduled for this evening at the University of Findlay has been canceled due to inclement weather. 
  • Ciolek to Speak at Coaches Clinic
    January 08, 2018
    DEFIANCE, OHIO -- Defiance head track and field coach Ken Ciolek will be presenting in front of high school coaches from across the state on at the Ohio Association of Track and Cross Country Coaches (OATCCC) Coaches Clinic, to be held at the Hilton Hotel in eastern Columbus.
  • Yellow Jackets Open 2017-18 Season with Home Dual
    December 02, 2017
    DEFIANCE, OHIO – The Defiance College men’s track team opened the season by hosting Bluffton University for the Defiance College Ice Breaker Invitational on Saturday at the George M. Smart Center.
  • Holava Named Interim Athletic Director
    August 15, 2017
    DEFIANCE, OHIO -- Defiance College is pleased to announce the promotion of associate athletic director and head softball coach, Jodie Holava, as the interim athletic director for the 2017-18 school year.