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Sweigart, Gucinski Close Season in Chicagoland Meets

Sweigart, Gucinski Close Season in Chicagoland Meets

Anderson University men's track and field's Michael Sweigart and Kaleb Gucinski closed the season in Chicagoland last-chance qualifiers.

Sweigart secured sixth place in the shot put with a distance of 15.80 meters (51 feet, 10 inches) during Thursday's Carius-Gregory Invitational in Naperville, Ill.

Gucinski placed 27th in the college division of the 5,000 with a time of 16 minutes, 0.03 seconds during Friday's Fighting Chance Meet in Joliet, Ill.

In Day 2 of the Fighting Chance Meet on Saturday, Sweigart took fifth in the shot put with a distance of 15.69 meters (51 feet, 5.75 inches).

Sweigart holds a season-best mark of 15.87 meters (52 feet, 1 inch) in the shot put, which currently ranks 29th in NCAA D-III.

"These last-chance meets are where competitors put their heart on the line to do their very best," Coach Nic Huffman said. "It's terrific competition with many highs and lows. We were able to be right at our best, which I'm happy about. We felt unsatisfied without a PR, but we got great experience and had fun. I'm really proud of all they have been able to accomplish this year."