Point Park Men's T&F gets good marks at SRU in final tuneup before KIACs
April 18, 2015
Jryi Davis pictured in the triple jump earlier this at the Cal U meet. Photo by Sam Robinson.
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -- In its final competition before the KIAC championship meet on April 25, the Point Park University men's outdoor track and field team came up with good marks at the Dave Labor Invitational hosted by Slippery Rock University on Saturday.
The Pioneers showed well on the track and in the jumps. In a competitive meet with many NCAA Division II teams in attendance, Point Park's jumpers had high placements from Jryi Davis in fifth place in the triple jump (13.58 meters) and Shaun Berry in seventh place in the high jump (1.95 meters). Both of those established school records.
Berry picked up two team records on the day with the second one being in the long jump with a leap of 6.10 meters, which placed 17th. Berry was also tied for sixth in the triple jump at 12.91 meters to place one spot behind teammate Davis.
DeAnthony Morgan continued to stand out in the sprints. The freshman from Dayton, Ohio, set a Point Park record in the 100-meter dash at 11.01 seconds. That put him in 13th place. In the 200 meters, Morgan finished in 22.44 seconds for 20th place and another school record.
Khalid Omar ran the best time to date for Point Park in the 800 meters with a finish in 2:02.84. That was good for ninth place. Zachary Watt led the Pioneers in the 400 meters in 14th place at 51.63 seconds.
Point Park's relay teams placed sixth in both the 4x100 and 4x400 relay. The 4x100 team ran a time of 44.04 seconds, which was just .01 off the Point Park team best. The 4x400 squad came in at 3:34.51, which is just over one second slower than Point Park's best ever.
In the mixed 10,000 meters, Eric Torres placed first for Point Park. He had a time of 33:08 to beat Steve Green of Slippery Rock by 22 seconds, the only other male in the race.
For complete meet results, click the link above. Point Park will next compete in the KIAC championships April 25 hosted by the University of Rio Grande in Rio Grande, Ohio.
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