Burt sets Earlham record at DePauw Invite

Austin Burt

GREENCASTLE, Ind. – Earlham College first year Austin Burt set a new Earlham record in the indoor 3000m to highlight results for Earlham men's track and field at Saturday's DePauw Invitational at the Hollensteiner Track and Multipurpose Facility


With only a small contingent entered in the meet, Earlham placed 11th out of 13 teams with 20 points.


Burt clocked a time of 8:43.37 in the 3000m, eclipsing the previous mark of 8:48.35 set by Walker Yane in 2007. With the first-place finish, Burt accounted for exactly half of the Quakers' 20 points in the meet.


  • First year Jake Patton was sixth in the 60m hurdles final with a time of 9.13 seconds, earning three points for the Quakers. Patton recorded a time of 8.91 seconds in the preliminaries.
  • Sophomore Wesley Smith finished sixth in the 600m run with a time of 1:43.66, also earning three points for Earlham in the team scoring.
  • Sophomore Ian Shriner was seventh in the 800m after crossing the finish line in 2:01.77, earning two points.
  • Sophomore Noah Scherf was seventh in the 3000m with a time of 9:08.18, earning two points for the Quakers.


Earlham men's track heads to Defiance, Ohio, next Saturday for the 2019 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships, hosted by Defiance College.