PSAC Track & Field Championships: Men’s outdoor team expands lead
Pat Maloney won the discus on Friday as the Shippensburg University men’s outdoor track & field team expanded its lead at the 2021 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Outdoor Championships being held at Seth Grove Stadium.
Shippensburg has totaled 84 points through seven events, while East Stroudsburg sits second with 46.5 points. Slippery Rock is third with 45.5 points.
SU went 1-3-4-6 in the discus. Maloney’s (Collegeville, Pa./Methacton) top mark of 164 feet, 8 inches is his first scoring effort in the event and gives the Raiders six of the last seven league titles in the discus. Brooks Bear (Mount Joy, Pa./Donegal) delivered a PR of more than four feet with a throw of 155 feet that resulted in an All-PSAC third-place finish.
Cam Strohe (Bangor, Pa./Bangor Area) was fourth (153 feet, 4 inches) and Josh Herbster (Mechanicsburg, Pa./Cumberland Valley) was sixth (147 feet, 8 inches).
Mason Boyd (Macungie, Pa./Emmaus) and Robert Lissner (Carlisle, Pa./Carlisle Area) posted impressive scores for their debut outdoor conference multi. Boyd used bookend performances of 16.50 seconds in the 110-meter hurdles and 4:47.91 in the 1,500 meters to finish second with a total of 5,940 points. Lissner was sixth with 5,638 points.
SU went 3-4 in the long jump. Mo Whittle (Tobyhanna, Pa./Pocono Mountain West)) notched an All-PSAC finish with a top mark of 22 feet, 7 ¾ inches, while Nate Reed (Chambersburg, Pa./Chambersburg Area) was one spot behind on a mark of 22 feet, 4 ½ inches. Barron Stauffenberg (Tamaqua, Pa./Tamaqua Area) narrowly missed a scoring performance, finishing in ninth place.
Ian Sherlock (Hopewell, Pa./Northern Bedford County) took fifth in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, running 9:45.77.
The 4×100-meter relay of Stephon Brown (Harrisburg, Pa./Central Dauphin East), Whittle, EJ Dorwil (Philadelphia, Pa./George Washington) and Eric Kirk (Coatesville, Pa./Coatesville Area) ran 40.56 seconds to break the championships meet record. It was the fastest qualifying time for Saturday’s final.
Brown is the top seed in the 400 meters, while Whittle, Kirk and Dorwil all made the finals of the 100 meters. Charles Bowman Jr. (Harrisburg, Pa./Central Dauphin East (Virginia)) will be the top seed in the 400-meter hurdle finals and Drew Dailey (Phoenix, Md./Dulaney) will be the top seed in the 800-meter finals.
After dodging significant rain for much of the day, a deluge erupted just before 4 p.m., and a lightning delay of about an hour halted the proceedings. As a result, there were no prelims run for the 200-meter dash. That event will be contested onSaturdayas a timed final. The 400-meter hurdlers dealt with wind and driving rain in the final prelim before the delay, while the decathletes were drenched in the 1,500 meters despite completing the event after the delay.
The third and final day of the 2021 PSAC Championships begins at 11 a.m. Saturday with the shot put and the triple jump.
5. Ian Sherlock 9:45.77
11. Andrew Feldman 10:25.72
13. Cole Harris 10:32.80
3. Mo Whittle 22′ 7 ¾ (6.90m)
4. Nate Reed 22′ 4 ½” (6.82m)
9. Barron Stauffenberg 21′ 1 ½” (6.44m)
15. Isaiah Barnes 20′ 3 ¾” (6.19m)
1. Pat Maloney 164′ 8″ (50.19m)
3. Brooks Bear 155′ (47.24m)
4. Cam Strohe 153′ 4″ (46.74m)
6. Josh Herbster 147′ 8″ (45.02m)
2. Mason Boyd 5940
6. Robert Lissner 5638
2. Mo Whittle 10.87q
5. Eric Kirk 10.96q
7. EJ Dorwil 10.98q
No prelims (rain)
1. Stephon Brown 48.27q
1. Drew Dailey 1:52.72q
8. Ryan Scicchitano 1:55.43q
15. Matt Gross 1:58.99
3. Charles Bowman Jr. 14.67q
11. Isaiah Barnes 15.83
1. Charles Bowman Jr. 53.65
3. Josh Booth 56.09q
4. Matt Lenahan 56.42q
1. Stephon Brown, Mo Whittle, EJ Dorwil, Eric Kirk 40.56 (NCAA ‘P’) (Meet Record)