Johnson Wins Shot Put, Mustangs Set Five School Records at Bison Open

Johnson Wins Shot Put, Mustangs Set Five School Records at Bison Open

LEWISBURG, Pa. - Freshman Maurice Johnson won the shot put as the regionally-ranked (2nd in Mideast) Stevenson men's track and field team put on an impressive showing on the second and final day of the Bison Open & Multi meet, hosted by Bucknell. Johnson, who has already qualified for the ECAC Championships, won the event with a toss of 14.69m. 

In the 4x400, juniors Kendall Belser, Matt Riggins, Vladhimir Theophile and sophomore Iddriss Iddriss shattered the previous school record (3:26.03) with a combined time of 3:21.65 (adjusted from 3:24.86 due to track size), which gave them third overall. That performance currently ranks 16th in all of Division III. The Stevenson "B" team, which consisted of freshman Dereck Davis, junior Avery Wood, junior JT Klopcic and freshman Sean Dodson finished fifth overall with a time of 3:32.34.

Junior Langston Gash qualified for ECAC's and set a school record in the 3000 with a personal-best time of 8:33.90 (adjusted from 8:39.87), which gave him fourth place in the event. Dodson also earned a spot into the ECAC's and set a school mark in the 500 with a 1:08.64, which gave him fifth overall. 

Iddriss broke his own school record in the 800 with a 1:58.50 in the 800 to take third place overall.

Freshman Todd Case, Jr., who competed in the heptathlon, set a new school record in the event with 4414 points. Case who finished fourth overall, took second in both the 1000 (2:57.90) and high jump (1.82), currently has the 16th highest score in all of Division III.

Freshman Clement Onyebadi qualified for ECAC's in the high jump with a height of 1.89m. Onyebadi finished tied for 10th overall in the event. Onyebadi also finished 10th in the long jump with a leap of 6.10m. 

Freshman Dimeon Wright continued his success in the triple jump with a hop, skip and jump of 13.82m, giving him second place. 

Belser just missed out on qualifying for ECAC's in the 400 with a time of 51.38 (qualifying time is 51.20).

Sophomore Nikita Kulick clocked a personal best in the mile with a 4:39.01, while Theophile had PR of 51.46 in the 400.

Stevenson competes next at the Susquehanna University Challenge on Saturday, February 3.