Devils Have Solid Showing at Shippensburg Invite

Devils Have Solid Showing at Shippensburg Invite

SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. - The Dickinson men's track and field team had multiple Top-10 finishes at the Shippensburg University Mid-Week Invitational on Wednesday night.

Sprints

Two Devils put up Top-15 finishes in the 100m with Nick Balenzano crossing at 11.21 for seventh, while Cole Boback's time of 11.37 was good for 12th. Jackson Duffy took fourth during the 110m hurdles stopping the clock in 17.26.

The duo continued a solid outing during the 200m as Boback took fourth (22.73) and Balenzano claimed ninth (23.06). William O'Connor landed just inside the Top-15 at 14th (24.18).

Five members of the Red and White competed in the 400m with Ian Gormley leading the group in ninth (53.02), followed by Luke Sternick (10th - 54.07), Charlie Miske (11th - 54.64), Jack Corkum (13th - 56.66), and Tyler Erdmann (1:02.34). Duffy continued his action in the 400m hurdles finishing in third with a time of 1:09.27. 

Distance

Teddy Mercer completed the Top-5 in the 800m with a time of 1:58.77. He was joined in the Top-10 by Colin Schweitzer (7th - 2:00.33) and Christopher Scharf (9th - 2:03.13). 

Dickinson put forth a really solid effort during the 1500m as Christopher Scharf landed in second three seconds off the pace at 3:59.34. Schweitzer took fourth (4:04.93), while Charles Scharf finished in fifth at 4:10.55.

Six Devils battled in the 3000m with Matthew Dietrick winning the event in a time of 8:50.83. Romario Cruz nailed down the final podium slot stopping the clock in 8:54.31. Michael Loalbo came in fifth (9:10.79), followed by William Tripp (6th - 9:13.21), James Marks (7th - 9:21.22), and Coltin Albitz (9th - 9:28.40). 

Relays

The Dickinson team of Ethan Katz, Gormley, Mercer, and Sternick claimed third in the 4x400m with a time of 3:37.55.

Field

Ethan Hart put up a fourth-place finish during the shot put with a distance of 15.05m, while Matthew Harvey claimed ninth at 12.97m. Ben Power landed just outside of the Top-10 in 11th after a toss of 11.05m.

Hart matched his fourth in the shot with a fourth in the discus with a heave of 41.61m. Harvey took up eighth at 36.84m and Lamar Ludy landed in 12th (31.31m).

Hunter Omerzo took part in the javelin with a toss of 46.18m being good for seventh.

Up Next

Dickinson returns to competition on Saturday at the Aubrey Shank Invitational hosted by Gettysburg College beginning at 11 a.m.