Shepherd, Skyers Lead Mustangs to 4th Place at Towson Invitational

Shepherd, Skyers Lead Mustangs to 4th Place at Towson Invitational

TOWSON, MD. - The Stevenson men's track and field team took fourth place overall out of eight Division I, II and III schools at the Towson Invitational, held at Johnny Unitas Stadium. The Mustangs totaled 82 points as a team. In addition to their fourth place finish, the Mustangs broke another school record and had two more athletes qualify for the MAC Outdoor Championships

Sophomore Brandon Shepherd took second place overall in the triple jump with a hop, skip and jump of 12.91 meters, while senior Shane Skyers took second in the long jump with a top leap of 6.45 meters.

Two more Mustangs qualified for MACs in the jumping events, including freshman Seun Omolana, who took fourth in the long jump with a top leap of 5.95 meters. Freshman Adam Diabagate finished fourth in the triple jump with a jump of 12.14 meters, which also qualified him for the conference meet.

Sophomore Travis Kesler took second place overall in the shot put with a top throw of 13.35 meters. Kesler also took third in the discus with a toss of 33.89 meters, while also placing tenth in the javelin with a throw of 31.20 meters.

In the distance events, senior Nish Patel broke the school record in the 5000m run with a time of 16.23.42, just missing the MAC qualifying standard of 16:15.24.  

Junior Tom Ferguson and freshman Thomas Adle took first and second in the 1500m run with times of 4:30.32 and 4:39.24, while junior Grier Melick clocked a 2:09.60 in the 800m run to take third place in the event.

In the 200m dash, freshman Kyle Rudman took sixth place overall among the Division II and III competitors with a time of 23.97. Diabagate and freshman David Miles took seventh and ninth in the event with times of 24.23 and 24.38 seconds.

The Mustangs compete next at the York College Spartan Invitational on Wednesday, April 1st.