Track and field records solid performance at Sykes & Sabock Challenge

Dani Kaufman, Senior Writer

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On Feb. 8, the Bison men’s and women’s track and field teams showcased strong performances at the Sykes & Sabock Challenge at Penn State. Several athletes qualified for the IC4A and ECAC.

One male standout was Jeff Brown ’20, who was runner-up in the 60-meter dash with a time of 6.85. Brown is the defending Patriot League champion in the 60-meter dash. He will look to improve over the next couple weeks in order to defend his title at the Patriot League Indoor Track and Field Championships.

Another sprinter, Stefone Moore-Green ’20 may have placed seventh in the 60-meter dash, but he proved to be a force in the 200-meter. The senior, who only just joined the track team this season, placed first in the 200-meter race with a time of 21.68.  Moore-Green’s time now is the fourth-fastest time in Bison history.

The 600-meter race proved to be the best overall for the Bison with second, third and fourth-place finishes by Robert Dessoye ’21, Alex Dessoye ’21, and Sean Conway ’20, respectively.

Head coach Kevin Donner spoke on how the men performed at the meet, “Lots of IC4A marks, and lots of guys in the top eight of each event … We seem to be really gelling as a team.”

On the women’s side, the strong performances continued with none other than Kaitlin Salisbury ’20 in multiple events. She had solid performances in the 60-meter dash, the triple jump, and long jump. Karly Forker ’22 qualified for the ECAC’s in the 800-meter race, continuing on a solid season so far.

“It was a solid effort on the women’s side, I believe many of these athletes are set up nicely for the next 2-3 weeks,” Donner said.

As they continue to prepare for the Patriot League Championship, the Bison will compete this upcoming weekend in Ohio at the Doug Raymond Invitational hosted by Kent State University.

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