Mustangs Win Two Events, Qualify for ECAC's in 4x200 at Susquehanna Indoor Challenge

Mustangs Win Two Events, Qualify for ECAC's in 4x200 at Susquehanna Indoor Challenge

SELINSGROVE, Pa. - In its first meet since being named the top-ranked team in the region for the first time in program history, the Stevenson men's track and field team put on an impressive showing at the Susquehanna Indoor Challenge. The Mustangs took first overall in two events and qualified for the ECAC Indoor Championships in the 4x200m relay. 

Junior Langston Gash clocked a season-best time and took first in the mile with a time of 4:25.08, while freshman Todd Case, Jr. won his collegiate debut in the 400 with a time of 52.31. 

In the 4x200, freshman Dereck Davis, along with juniors Morgan Cheatham, Josh Mitchell and Vladhimir Theophile combined to take third overall with an ECAC-qualifying time of 1:34.43.  

Individually, Davis and Cheatham would later take fifth and sixth in the 200 with times of 23.66 and 23.70. Cheatham's time was a season best. 

In the weight throw, senior Curtis McInnis broke his own school record with a toss of 14.53 meters. McInnis would finish fifth overall. 

Sophomore Iddriss Iddriss placed second in the 800 with a 1:59.66, while Gash clocked a 2:03.05 to take fourth. Freshman Sean Dodson ran a personal-best time of 2:03.04 to place 10th overall. 

Juniors Matt Riggins and Kendall Belser placed third and fifth in the 60m dash finals, with times of 7.02 and 7.05. Belser's time was a new personal record. 

Senior Adam Diabagate placed third in the triple jump with a hop, skip and jump of 12.83m, while freshman Clement Onyebadi took seventh with a 12.35. Onyebadi would also place sixth in the high jump with a height of 1.88m. 

In the long jump, Case Jr.'s leap of 6.27m gave him fifth overall. 

Freshman Maurice Johnson picked up another top-five finish for the Mustangs, placing third in the shot put with a toss of 13.71m.

Junior Brett Olin set a new personal mark in the 3000 with a 9:22.46, which gave him 13th overall. 

Results for the 4x400m relay were unavailable at the time of publication.

The Mustang men compete in their final tune-up before the MAC Championships at the NYU Invitational, held at the New York Armory on Friday, February 9.