Men’s Track and Field Takes Five Events in UMBC Big Dawg Invitational

Cooper Mead, Senior Writer

The men’s track and field team traveled to Baltimore on March 29 to compete in the UMBC Big Dawg Invitational and performed well despite rainy conditions. The squad had five total top finishers, with first places in the 1500 m, 800 m, 400 m, and 400 m hurdles on the track.

“We have been training very hard since spring break and approached the UMBC meet as more of a rust buster. I was not all that concerned about times or distances as we are looking to peak in May,” head coach Kevin Donner said. “The adverse weather caused the meet to be called off about three-fourths of the way though, however I was very pleased with how most of our athletes competed in spite of the rainy weather.”

Tyler Erhard ’14 turned in a great performance, giving the Bison a win in the 1500 meter (4:01.16), while John Westwood ’16 won the 800 meter with a time of 1:55.12. In addition, Jacob Ashkettle ’17 posted an impressive time of 49.99 to secure the victory in the 400 meter, and Grant Reynolds ’16 took the 400-meter hurdles (56.97). On the field, Jack Fellows ’15 registered a toss of 50.27 meters in the discus to set the top mark for the Bison.

The Bison will attempt to keep their momentum going today and tomorrow as they compete in the Colonial Relays in Williamsburg, Va.

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