The Slippery Rock University men’s track and field team captured 13 events at the Dave Labor Invitational at SRU last Saturday.
Leading the way for the Green and White was senior DJ Chisom with wins in the 100-meter dash (10.72 seconds) and 200-meter dash (22.71 seconds). Chisom also anchored the winning 4×100-meter relay. Senior Mason McLaughlin, junior Hans Lubich, and sophomore Hunter Williams joined up with Chisom to win the relay in 43.50 seconds.
Senior Jon Boyd caputured the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 15.08 seconds. Senior Ethan Geisler placed second behind Boyd with a time of 15.24 seconds.
Geisler went on to win the 400-meter hurdles in 54.52 seconds, junior Trevor Foley took second with a time of 55.00 seconds, and Boyd placed third in 57.80 seconds.
Williams placed second in the 400-meter dash with a time of 49.84 seconds and sophomore Tyler Melius won the 800-meter run in 1:59.11.
Senior Andrew Greenslade won the decathlon with a score of 6,103 points.
For the throwers, freshman Zachary Wisneski won the discus with a throw of 44.13 meters. Freshman David Reinhardt took second with a toss of 43.63 meters.
Senior Joe Kelly won with a hammer throw of 52.05 meters and senior Kyle Toms had a second place throw in the shot put (15.72m).
Senior Derek Carr took the top spot in the javelin with a throw if 54.65 meters.
Junior Victor Santoyo won the triple jump with a leap of 13.26 meters. Senior Ryan Camody and freshman Keiffer Reed tied for second place in the pole vault with a jump of 4.35 meters.
“We had big things happen in pretty much every meet on Saturday,” head coach John Papa said. “The weather really hasn’t cooperated for us, but we’re making the best of the conditions we have been dealt.”
A group of distance athletes competed at the Bucknell University Bison Open of the weekend.
Senior Eric Geddis placed fourth in the second section of the 3,000-meter steeplechase with a time of 9:30.87.
Junior Michael Beegle, junior Travis Arrigoni, sophomore Jaron Martin, and senior Alex Koksal all qualified for PSACs in the 5,000-meter run. Sophomore Theo Reynolds hit the PSAC time in the 10,000-meter run with a time of 32:38.22.
The Rock will travel to Indiana University of Pa. for the Ed Fry Invitational Saturday.
“We still have a handful of guys who need to qualify for PSACs, and some guys who need continue to compete at a high level on a consistent basis,” Papa said.