Sports Summer Recap

Staff Report, The Circuit Summer break didn’t stop the sports world from turning. Here are the top stories that happened while everyone was away from campus. May 20-23 – Track and field earns seven All-America honors in 2015 NAIA Track and Field Championships. Senior Jacob Connealy earned his first All-America nod in his final attempt. […]

Benedictine track & field possess 8 conference top times

By Randy Speer, The Circuit Benedictine track and field currently hold eight conference top times following the 88th Kansas Relays this past weekend. The women’s 4×800-meter team broke Baker’s previous conference top time held. The relay team consisting of junior Hannah Wondra, sophomore Lauren Benzing, junior Hannah Pinkerton and sophomore Katherine Dillard combined for a 9:25.67 […]

Benedictine track & field resolves eligibility issues; facing new financial concerns

Athletes indicate fishy budget decisions made by former coach Darin Schmitz, who resigned April 2 By Adam Burns, The Circuit Two weeks have passed since college officials confirmed that Benedictine track and field used ineligible athletes in recent years’ competitions. Heart of America championship plaques dated from 2012-2014 were removed from the Benedictine track and […]

Benedictine athletic director addresses controversy surrounding track and field program

By Adam Burns, Sports Editor A day after Darin Schmitz surprisingly resigned as the Benedictine track and field coach, details continue to pour in. The Benedictine athletic department reported an unnamed ineligible athlete this month that didn’t clear through the NAIA Clearinghouse, according to athletic director Charlie Gartenmayer. “That person was in an event,” Gartenmayer […]

Sources: Benedictine track and field used ineligible athletes; Darin Schmitz resigns as track and field coach

By Adam Burns, Sports Editor Benedictine’s track and field program was recently put under investigation by the NAIA for using ineligible athletes, sources said Wednesday. The college released a statement Thursday afternoon, announcing Darin Schmitz’s resignation as the Benedictine track and field head coach. “We want to thank Darin for his time at Benedictine,” Benedictine […]