Two Devils Break School Records at DuCharme Invite

Two Devils Break School Records at DuCharme Invite

CARLISLE, Pa. - Nick Balenzano and Ethan Hart each broke the Dickinson school record in their individual event as the Red Devils took second at the DuCharme Invitational inside the Kline Center on Saturday afternoon.

Balenzano was out of the blocks strong in the 55m dash as he tied Aaron Pannell's school record of 6.45 set back in February 2014 in the prelims, before setting the mark at 6.43 to win the event. Ben Brandeis took second crossing the line in 6.61. William O'Connor also landed inside the Top-5 with a fifth-place time of 6.83. 

Hart was the next man to go down in the history books as he won the shot put with a hefty toss of 15.58m eclipsing the previous best of 15.02m put up in 2009 by Anthony Abbate. Graeson Ruch completed the one-two DC finish with a mark of 12.99m. Matthew Harvey recorded a toss of 11.94m to claim fourth.

Christopher Scharf came close to becoming the third athlete to make his way in the record books, but his winning time of 8:25.56 in the 3000m was a little over a second off the mark. James Marks posted a seventh-place finish crossing the line at 9:43.57. 

Will Tripp earned a Top-5 result in the 5000m with a time of 16:18.19. Matthew Dietrick and Romario Cruz crossed the stripe in 16:33.29 and 16:38.21 respectively.

Liam Coulter was the only member of the Red and Black to compete in the 55m hurdles claiming fourth with a mark of 8.80.

Coltin Albitz time of 4:57.84 in the mile was good for fourth. 

The team of Blake Hamilton, Luke Sternick, Brandeis, and Coulter posted a time of 1:40.32 to place third in the 4x200m relay.

The duo of Sternick (55.21) and Ian Gormley (55.41) claimed third and fourth in the 400m. 

Colin Schweitzer managed a second-place result in the 800m with a mark of 2:07.09. Chris Lozano (2:17.54) and Matthew Foote (2:17.63) also completed the event.

Balenzano won his second final of the day claiming victory in the 200m crossing the line in 23.48. Brandeis joined him in the Top-3 with a mark of 24.32 for third. 

The 4x400m relay saw the Devils take second clocking in at 3:50.60 thanks to the team of Shane Coll, Hayden Freedland, Gormley, and Sternick.

Dickinson took two of the Top-5 slots in the long jump with Jacob Choudhri earning second with a leap of 5.87m, while Kieran Santos seized fifth with a 5.65m. 

Anh Nguyen landed in third in the triple jump hitting a mark of 12.35, followed by an 11.68m jump by Choudhri. 

The pole vault was all Devils with Charlie Miske winning the event at a height of 2.93m. Alexander Jones was the only other competitor, but he was not able to record a height. Miske would claim second in the high jump with a mark of 1.65m.

Messiah posted the highest team score with a 203, followed by Dickinson at 167. Those two were clear of the rest of the field by a sizable margin with Goucher finishing on 35 trailed by Hood (13) and Lehman (8).

Up Next on the Track

Dickinson returns to action on Friday night at 5 p.m. when they head to Collegeville, Pennsylvania to take part in the Ursinus Bow Tie Invite.