Devils Wrap-Up Centennial Championships in Third

Devils Wrap-Up Centennial Championships in Third

COLLEGEVILLE, Pa. - The Dickinson men's track and field picked up two event wins and multiple Top-10 finishes on the third and final day of the Centennial Conference Championships at Patterson Field on the campus of Ursinus College.

Sprints

Nick Balenzano claimed the first victory of the day for the Red and White as he won the 100m with a time of 10.99. He was then the top Devil during the 200m earning a fifth-place finish by stopping the clock at 22.81, while Cole Boback was right behind his teammate as they posted identical times.

Boback seized the final podium slot in the 400m as he hit the line in 49.08 for third, just .03 off of second-place Daniel Tabor from the host Ursinus. 

Distance

Teddy Mercer finished off the 800m in eighth with a time of 2:00.24.

A pair of Devils did battle in the 1500m with Nolan Meincke posting a time of 4:02.77 for eighth, with Coltin Albitz crossing in 4:09.91 for 15th. 

Dickinson got their second win thanks to Christopher Scharf as he won his second event of the championships by claiming the top spot in the 5000m with a mark of 14:31.69 to earn a seven-second victory over Gavin McElhennon from Johns Hopkins. His brother Charles Scharf took 12th (15:21.44) and Romario Cruz crossed in 16th (15:29.95). 

Relays

The 4x100m team of Matthew Greenley, William O'Connor, Balenzano, and Boback earned a fifth-place result with a time of 43.28. The winner of the event was Ursinus by setting a new conference and meet record at 41.94.

Dickinson also claimed fifth during the 4x400m as the group of Ian Gormley, Balenzano, Boback, and Mercer stopped the clock at 3:26.00. 

Field

Ethan Hart finished second in the shot put with a distance of 15.50m which was just .06m shy of the winner mark of 15.56m set by Ursinus Nick Galbraith. Graeson Ruch also landed inside the Top-10 in eighth thanks to a toss of 12.64m.

A trio of Devils took part in the javelin throw with Ben taking ninth with a mark of 43.33m, followed by Charlie Miske (10th - 42.76m) and Hunter Omerzo (11th - 40.11m).

Team Scores

The Red Devils concluded the three-day meet with a total of 101 points to claim third. The host Ursinus College Bears picked up 215 points to win the team title, followed in the Top-5 by Johns Hopkins (189), Muhlenberg (81), and McDaniel (78).

Up Next

Dickinson will have some individuals compete at upcoming last chance meets to see if they can get some qualifiers for the NCAA Championships at the end of the month.