Mustangs Turn In Solid Performances on Final Day of Bison Open, Case Sets School Record on Friday

Mustangs Turn In Solid Performances on Final Day of Bison Open, Case Sets School Record on Friday

LEWISBURG, Pa. - The Stevenson men's track and field team turned in several solid performances on the second and final day of the Bison Open & Multi meet, hosted by Bucknell.

Senior Kendall Belser placed fourth overall in the 60m dash finals and set a new personal best with a time 7.00 seconds. Belser's time is currently second best in the MAC and fourth in the Mideast region. Sophomore Clement Onyebadi placed 14th in the preliminaries with a time of 7.25.

In the 4x400 relay, Belser, sophomore Ritchie Case, senior Vladhimir Theophile and junior Iddriss Iddriss took third overall and first among DIII schools with a season-best time of 3:29.89. The team's time is currently best in the MAC and sixth in the region. 

In the mile, Iddriss set a personal best with a time of 4:25.27, which gave him sixth overall. Iddriss' time is fourth best in the MAC thus far. Senior Langston Gash clocked a 4:28.25 to take ninth, while junior Nikita Kulick ran a 4:30.36 to finish 10th. 

Freshman Hayden Otchere set a personal best in the triple jump with a hop, skip and jump of 12.97 meters to finish eighth overall. Otchere's performance is currently fourth best in the MAC. Sophomore Clement Onyebadi finished a spot back with a distance of 12.63 (4th in MAC).

Sophomore Sean Dodson tied his season best in the 800 with a time of 2:01.24 to finish sixth overall. Senior Steven Sneed finished seventh in the long jump with a leap of 6.31, while freshman Glen Turner finished ninth in 500 with a 1:11.06. 

In an event that took place on Friday night (results were not available at the time of Friday's post), Case shattered his previous school record in the heptathlon with 4,757 points. Case's night included a first-place finish in the 60m dash with a personal-best time of 7.19 seconds. Case also set personal best's in the 1000 (2:50.36, 3rd place) and high jump (1.85, 2nd). He would also pick up second-place finishes in the long jump (6.60m) and shot put (11.52m). Case's performance is currently tops in the MAC, Mideast region and fifth best in Division III.

In the 5000m run, which also took place on Friday, sophomore Aditya Singh took fourth overall with a personal-best time of 15:29.85. Singh's performance is currently third in the MAC. 

The Mustangs, who are currently ranked sixth in the region, will head to Ursinus to compete at the Frank Colden Invitational on Saturday, February 2.