April 11, 2014
Big day from Hayle sets tone for SUThis past weekend marked the last home track and field meet: the Crusader Outdoor Classic. A successful meet led to numerous first place finishes and personal records.
On the men's side, sophomore sprinter Kwane Hayle took the starting line with doubt of performing his best because of poor weather conditions. However, he took first in the 100-meter dash, setting a career best time of 10.96.
Hayle would go on to compete in the 200-meter where he would once again take first with a time of 22.37.
Meanwhile his teammate, sophomore sprinter Peter Kerns set a personal best with a time of 22.74.
One name that seems to get more recognition each week is sophomore hurdler Kevin Melley. Moving up the ranks as the indoor season went on, he took first in the 110-meter hurdles with his time of 16.33. His fellow teammate, junior Brian Etz also earned first in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 56.93.
Etz added a second-place finish in the long jump with a personal-best leap of 6.42 meters for the Crusaders.
Freshman Peter Lynch took fifth in the steeplechase with a time of 10:26.35.
Junior Trey Bailey and sophomore Jeremy Campbell finished back-to-back in the high jump, with Bailey in second and Campbell in third.
In the men's field events sophomore thrower Tom Schetroma won the shot put with a mark of 14.51 meters. The Central Pennsylvania native also competed in the discus where he took home sixth with a mark of 38.73 meters.
The women's side had countless first place finishes, highlighted by indoor All-American Ashley West and Rookie of the Year Jasmine Mitchell. Week by week these two earned first in their events and this meet was no different.
Mitchell turned in the winning time in the 100-meter dash, running a 12.70. Mitchell credited her successful performances to spending more time in the weight room. Her teammate, freshman Gabby Alguire took home fourth in the same event, running a 12.29.
Sophomore sprinter and mid-distance runner, Eryn Spangler, ran the 200-meter dash and took second with her career best mark 26.03.
In the women's field events, junior thrower Cam Weaver won the shot put with a throw of 12.08 meters.
Weaver said she actually performed better than she thought she would and to throw her outdoor personal record in the frigid cold makes her excited for what she can do in the warm weather.
Senior Seth Landgraf finished fifth in the hammer throw with a heave of 42.34 meters. Schetroma followed close behind at 38.73 meters.
The Crusaders will compete in the Bison Outdoor Classic next weekend.
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