Men's track gets five golds

By Eric Brod

Senior Writer

Battling through torrential rain and strong winds, the Bison men’s track and field team displayed versatility in winning five gold medals this weekend at the Bison Outdoor Classic held at Christy Mathewson-Memorial Stadium.

In the field, Ted Heitzman ’12 and Jason Brown ’13 were the highlights as both won their respective events. Heitzman set a program record in the javelin with a throw of 237 feet, eight inches en route to winning the event Friday. On Saturday, Brown tied for first in the high jump by clearing a height of six feet, 2.25 inches.

Isaih Bell ’11 continued the winning trend for the Bison with a first-place finish in the long jump by clearing a distance of 23 feet, 7. 25 inches.

On the track, Robert Arent ’12 dazzled again in the 400 meter race by capturing first place in 48.78 seconds.

“We have been racing in cold or rainy conditions all season long so I’ve learned to not let it affect me mentally,” Arent said.  “In bad weather, I just race against the competition instead of against the clock.”

In the hurdles, Dan Mularz ’12 finished first in the 400 hurdles in 54.50 seconds and fourth in the 110-hurdles in 15.69 seconds.

“The win on Saturday was nice to know that a lot of hard work I put into this season is starting to pay off,” Mularz said. “It’s an event that takes a lot of time and patience to get your rhythm and steps right while trying to sprint at the same time.”

Capping off an impressive weekend for the Orange and Blue was the 4×100 relay team, which finished first in 42.24 seconds, narrowly edging second-place Buffalo.

The Orange and Blue return to action tomorrow for the Bucknell Team Challenge at Christy Mathewson-Memorial Stadium.

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