Mustangs Place Second at Hopkins Loyola Invite, Kulick Sets School Record

Mustangs Place Second at Hopkins Loyola Invite, Kulick Sets School Record

BALTIMORE, Md. - The Stevenson men's track and field team finished second overall out of 15 schools, which included several from Division I, at the Hopkins/Loyola Invitational.

Sophomore Nikita Kulick set a new school mark in the 3000m Steeplchase with a time of 10:05.32, which earned him fourth overall and also gave him a spot into the ECAC Championships, which will be held at Hopkins later this spring. Junior Jackson Morrow placed fifth with an ECAC-qualifying time of 10:17.93, which gave him fifth overall.

Junior Kendall Belser clocked a 50.11 in the 400m dash, which gave him second overall and first among Division III schools. Belser's time is currently the fastest in the MAC and seventh in the region. Belser would also finish first overall among DIII athletes in the 200 with a time of 22.57. Dereck Davis finished third with a time of 22.84 (10th overall). 

Sophomore Iddriss Iddriss took third overall in the 800 with an ECAC-qualifying time of 1:57.14, while junior Langston Gash finished fourth overall and second in DIII in the 1500 with a time of 4:00.96. Gash's time is currently second in the conference. 

Freshman Clement Onyebadi placed first in the high jump with a height of 1.85m (ECAC qualifier), while placing third among DIII athletes in the triple jump with an 11.80m hop, skip and jump.

The Mustangs placed second overall in both the 4x100 and 4x400m relay's. Juniors Morgan Cheatham, Matt Riggins, Davis and Belser finished with a combined time of 43.20 in the 4x100. In the 4x400, Riggins, Iddriss, Belser and junior Vladhimir Theophile crossed the line in 3:27.90.

Freshman Dimeon Wright placed second among non-DI athletes in the long jump with a leap of 6.54m (ECAC qualifier). Wright's jump is currenly second in the MAC and fifth in the mideast region. Junior Cooper Smelski placed fourth among non-DI athletes with a 6.27.

In the hammer toss, senior Curtis McInnis placed second among DIII athletes with a distance of 41.20, while freshman Maurice Johnson set a new personal mark with an ECAC-qualifying mark of 40.35m. In the shot put, Johnson's toss of 13.47m gave him fourth overall.

In the javelin junior Forrest Allen's throw of 44.84 meters gave him fourth among D3 athletes, while Ritchie Case placed fourth with a 44.19.

Host Hopkins won the meet with 188 points.

Stevenson is set to compete next at the Oscar Moore Invitational, hosted by Rowan University, on Saturday, April 7.