Shippensburg University’s men’s indoor track and field team showcased their talent at the River Hawk Friday Night Showdown, achieving a commendable fourth-place finish. The event, hosted by Susquehanna University, saw the Raiders’ split squad turn in ten notable performances across various events.
Among the highlights was Colin Daub’s performance in the shot put, marking a significant achievement as he hit a Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) qualifying throw of 47 feet, 4 ¼ inches, narrowly missing his season’s best by nine inches. The competition also witnessed impressive runs in the 800 meters by Jackson Gutekunst and Ryan Scicchitano, who finished first and second with times of 2:01.76 and 2:02.00, respectively. Adding to the team’s success, Ryan Wolfe clinched the top spot in the 3K with a time of 9:04.06.
In the sprints, Herb Quarterman delivered a season-best performance in the 60-meter dash, finishing sixth with a time of 7.12 seconds and securing third place in the 200 meters at 23.53 seconds. Ethan Conrad also stood out, finishing fifth in both the 60-meter hurdles and the long jump, showcasing his versatility and skill.
Looking ahead, the team is setting their sights on the 2024 PSAC Indoor Championships set to begin on Sunday, Feb. 18, at Lehigh University, with the Raiders aiming to build on their recent achievements and compete at the highest level.
Event highlights included:
- 800 Meters: Jackson Gutekunst and Ryan Scicchitano taking the top two spots.
- 3K: Victory by Ryan Wolfe.
- 60-Meter Dash and 200 Meters: Strong performances by Herb Quarterman.
- Long Jump and 60-Meter Hurdles: Ethan Conrad and Ryan Murphy showcasing their talents with season-best efforts.
As the PSAC Indoor Championships approach, the Raiders are poised to continue their strong performance, aiming for excellence and further achievements in the competitive arena of college athletics.