Men’s Track & Field Opens 2016-17 Season

Men’s Track & Field Opens 2016-17 Season

THE MAIN STORY: The Susquehanna men's track and field team officially opened its 2016-17 season by hosting the first-ever River Hawks Opener on Saturday.

ON THE TRACK: Armond Owens set a PR and won the 60m dash in the process with his winning time of 6.97. He surpassed his previous career-best time of 6.97 and remains second all-time at SU.

Xavier Brooks
finished 15th in the 200m dash with his time of 24.49 – a PR – and Matt Gass won the 400m dash with a personal-best time of 50.80. He was followed by Victor Gonzalez in 12th (55.15) and Kyle Entin in 13th (55.59).

Kaleb Waiwada ran to an eighth-place finish in the mile with his career-best time of 4:42.04.

In the 3000m run, the River Hawks placed four runners in the top 10. Ciaran Fisher was third with a time of 9:21.17 and was followed by Justin Skavery in seventh (9:42.45), Mark Harrel in ninth (9:55.76) and Peter Lynch in 10th (10:02.28).

Finally, the 4 x 400 relay team of Entin, Gonzalez, Gustin Reynolds and Gass took third with a time of 3:39.02.

IN THE THROWS: Josh Brown, in his first meet since missing all of 2015-16 with an injury, won the shot put with a  career-best throw of 13.39m, easily surpassing his previous PR of 12.82. Terrence Moore also set a PR and took eighth with a throw of 10.74m.

Freshmen Dylan Heisey and Mike Evans were 11th and 14th, respectively, with throws of 10.37m and 9.95m.

THE JUMPERS: Rakee Cromwell had a solid all-around day in the jumps. His highest finish came in the triple jump with a fifth-place mark of 12.21m. He was seventh in the long jump (6.04m) and ninth in the high jump (1.78m), which marked a PR.

Freshman Jacob Blauch was eighth in the triple jump (11.93m) in his first collegiate meet.

Finally, Jack DeLuca was eighth in the pole vault with a height of 3.65m.

UP NEXT: Susquehanna returns to action on Jan. 21 when the team hosts the Orange & Maroon Classic.