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Men's Track & Field

Pioneers compete at SRU Open, set five Outdoor Track & Field school records

April 2, 2015

DeAnthony Morgan runs the 200 meters at the SRU Open on Thursday.


SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -- The Point Park University men's track and field team competed Thursday at the SRU Open and set five outdoor team records in the process.

The highest finish for the Pioneers came in the 5,000 meters, where freshman Eric Torres placed second with an outdoor-school record time of 15:56. Teammate Heath Hougas took sixth at 16:44.

Another record to fall in the distance events came in the 1,500 meters with Chris Hunt posting a time of 4:19.58, which was good for 10th place. Hunt also led the Pioneers in the 800 meters in 16th place with a time of 2:07.60.

The Pioneers' 4x400 meter relay team set a program record and finish fifth with a time of 3:27.95.

The throwing events had Josh Wright setting a team record in the discus at 35.32 meters, which placed ninth. Another record came by way of Michael Beavis in the shot put, who had a toss of 10.15 meters. In the javelin, Wright placed 10th at 37.43.

The next team record to fall was in the high jump with Shaun Berry posting a leap of 1.80 meters to break his own previous school record. Berry had a productive day in the pit and also placed fourth in the triple jump (12.95 meters) and fifth in the long jump (6.02 meters).

The long jump finals were busy for Point Park with Berry finishing fifth, Isaiah Wright eighth (5.57) and Eric Biggs ninth (5.51). The same was true in the triple jump, which had Berry fourth and Biggs eighth (11.48).

DeAnthony Morgan took fifth in a competitive 200-meter race with a time of 23.58. He was also ninth in the 100 meters at 11.39.

Zach Watt led the Pioneers in the 400 meters by placing fifth with a time of 52.53. He also ran the 200 in 24.76 to place 16th.

For complete results for the SRU Open, click the link above. The Pioneers will be in action again April 11 at the Westminster College Invitational.

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