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Redshirt-senior Charles Bowman (Harrisburg, Pa./Central Dauphin East (Virginia)) improved his own school record in the 60-meter hurdles Friday to highlight the first day of action for the Shippensburg University men’s indoor track & field team at the 2020 VMI Indoor Classic.

Bowman ran 7.94 seconds in the semifinals of the 60-meter hurdles, improving his PR by .01 seconds and his season best by .05 seconds to put himself in sole possession of fifth place on the national leaderboard for the event. He ran 8.06 seconds in prelims, and will run in the finals on Saturday.

Freshman Stephon Brown (Harrisburg, Central Dauphin East) posted the fastest time in the 400 meters, running a season best of 48.46 seconds that satisfied the NCAA provisional qualifying standard. Brown is the second Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) runner to satisfy the provisional standard in the 400 this season, joining redshirt-sophomore teammate Aaron Arp Jr. (Harrisburg, Pa./Central Dauphin East).

Sophomore Roland Miles (Coatesville, Pa./Coatesville) will run in the 60-meter dash finals on Saturday after posting a pair of NCAA-provisional times – 6.87 seconds in the prelims and 6.83 seconds in the semifinals. His season best remains 6.80 seconds. 

Redshirt-sophomore Shamar Jenkins (Souderton, Pa./Souderton) improved his season best in the triple jump with a second-place, NCAA-provisional qualifier of 48 feet, 4 inches.

Action resumes at 10 a.m. Saturday.

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Roland Miles 6.87q 6.83p (NCAA ‘P’)
Eric Kirk 7.03 7.08p (PSAC)
Michael Lingard 7.18 (PSAC)

1. Stephon Brown 48.46 (NCAA ‘P’)
Josh Booth 50.42 (PSAC)

60 Hurdles
Charles Bowman 7.94q (8.06p) (NCAA ‘P’)
Conner Oldt 8.45 (PSAC)

Triple Jump
2. Shamar Jenkins 48′ 4″ (14.73m) (NCAA ‘P’)
T6. Shaquille Mitchell 45′ 3 ¾” (13.81m) (PSAC)

Bill Morgal is Sports Information Director at Shippensburg University

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