Shippensburg University’s men’s and women’s track and field teams both competed this weekend at George Mason University (GMU) and the Dalton Ebanks Invitational.
The men’s team headed to Virginia to compete at GMU and they got 13 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) qualifying performances.
On the track, freshman Stephon Brown improved his league-leading season best in the 200 meters by .01 seconds. He placed fifth in the event with a 21.74 seconds time.
Redshirt-sophomore Aaron Arp Jr. followed behind Brown with a 22.16 seconds time, good enough for a PSAC cut.
In the throws, sophomore Pat Maloney recorded a throw of 174 feet, 11 inches while fellow sophomore Brooks Bear got a new personal record (PR) in the event with a throw of 174 feet, 10 inches.
Bear also had a throw of 152 feet, 1 inch in the discus, while senior Alec Rideout placed fifth in the shot put with a mark of 52 feet, 2 inches.
The women’s track and field team was represented at the Dalton Ebanks Spring Invitational hosted by GMU.
Freshman Leah Graybill placed second in the 200 meters on the track, narrowly missing her school record with a time of 24.54 seconds.
Freshman Caroline Mastria improved her season best in the 400 meters to 58.17 seconds, while fellow freshman Lieke Black ran the 400 meter hurdles in 1:06.38.
In the field events, graduate Kate Matrisciano improved her season best in the shot put to 40 feet, 4 3/4 inches and the discus to 128 feet.
Sophomore Madisen Kling placed eighth in the discus with a top throw of 131 feet, 10 inches, and senior Jenna Lytle moved her season best in the triple jump up to 35 feet, 6 3/4 inches.
All of these marks by the women were good enough to make the PSAC cut.
This upcoming week for the Raiders the decathletes will be competing on Wednesday and Thursday at the Mondschein Multis at Kutztown University.
On Friday and Saturday the teams will then compete at the Bison Outdoor Classic hosted by Bucknell University.