The Shippensburg University men´s and women´s track-and-field team competed at the Bison Outdoor Classic at Bucknell University Thursday through Saturday and recorded several improvements.
The men´s 4x100-meter relay won in a photo finish against Penn State with three thousandths of a second in advance. The relay was made up of Stephon Brown, Mo Whittle, Aaron Arp Jr. and Eric Kirk and improved their time to 40.72 seconds. The time is a NCAA-provisional qualifier mark and also a new Bucknell facility record.
Brown ran a time of 10.55 seconds in the 100-meter dash, which is also an NCAA-provisional qualifier mark.
In the 110-meter hurdles, freshman Isaiah Barnes ran a Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) standard with a time of 15.86 seconds.
Freshman Drew Dailey ran an NCAA-provisional qualifying time in the 1500-meter run with 3:49.49 and placed fifth in the 800-meter run.
Freshmen Aiden Gonder and Hayden Hunt ran PSAC standards in the 10,000-meter run, with times of 31:07.52 for Gonder and 31:25.07 for Hunt.
The women´s 4x100-meter relay of Adriana Baxter, Sara McKean, Kayla Dalhouse and Leah Graybill achieved a fifth-place finish with a time of 47.73 seconds. The time puts them on top of the PSAC leaderboard.
Individually, Graybill ran a time of 57.55 seconds in the 400-meter dash. In the same event, freshman Caroline Mastria ran 57.62 seconds.
Senior Carson Pennings ran a PSAC standard in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 15.84 seconds.
Sophomore Kyra Gerber finished the 1500-meter run in 4:43.88, which is a new personal record and meets the PSAC standard.
In the field for the women´s team, McKean placed second in the long jump with a personal record jump of 18 feet, 11 ¼ inches. The jump puts McKean on top of the PSAC long jump ranking at the moment.
Freshman Sasha Lee improved her triple jump mark to 36 feet, 8 ½ inches, and also improved her long jump mark to 18 feet, 1 inch.
Freshman Nicola Puggé placed fourth in the heptathlon with 4,282 points in her collegiate outdoor multi debut. The score puts her in fourth place on the PSAC heptathlon leaderboard.
On the men´s side in the field, redshirt sophomore Shamar Jenkins moved on top of the PSAC leaderboard in the long jump with a jump of 23 feet, 4 ¾ inches. Jenkins also posted another NCAA-provisional qualifying mark in the triple jump with 49 feet, 1 ½ inches.
In the high jump, freshman Kenny Rhyne got the PSAC standard with a height of 6 feet, 2 ¼ inches and sophomore Jordan Winslow improved his season best to 6 feet, 6 ¼ inches, which moves him into third place on the PSAC leaderboard.
Sophomore Josh Herbster recorded another NCAA-provisional mark in the hammer throw, with his top throw travelling 190 feet, 7 inches.
Freshman Mason Boyd completed the decathlon with a score of 6,025 points, which puts him second in the PSAC.
This upcoming week the Raiders will compete at the first home meet of the season. On Wednesday, SU will host the Midweek Invitational at Seth Grove Stadium, beginning at 3 p.m.