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The Shippensburg University men’s indoor track & field team won the 4×400-meter relay on Saturday to cap off a successful weekend at the 2020 VMI Indoor Classic.

How it Happened

The quartet of redshirt-sophomore Aaron Arp Jr. (Harrisburg, Pa./Central Dauphin East), freshman Stephon Brown (Harrisburg, Central Dauphin East), freshman Drew Dailey (Phoenix, Md./Dulaney) and redshirt-senior Charles Bowman (Harrisburg, Pa./Central Dauphin East (Virginia)) nearly re-wrote the school and Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) record in the event, posting a time of 3:12.83 for a two-second win.

The time is just .31 seconds off the school record set in 2015 at Boston’s Valentine Invitational. Shippensburg now ranks fourth nationally among schools in the event.

Dailey nearly had a second record on the day, scaring Ed Buck’s 2010 record in the 800 meters. He ran third with a time of 1:53.17 – a half-second shy of the second-oldest track record on the SU books.

Sophomore Roland Miles (Coatesville, Pa./Coatesville) finished third in the finals of the 60-meter dash, running another provisional qualifier of 6.83 seconds. Freshman Eric Kirk (Coatesville, Pa./Coatesville Area) finished eighth in the 200 with a time of 22.07 seconds.

Freshman Alexander Ermold (Shillington, Pa./Governor Mifflin) ran the mile in 4:25.66, while freshman Joseph Bujdos earned his PSAC qualifier in the event with a time of 4:29.47.

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In the field, sophomore EJ Dorwil (Philadelphia, Pa./George Washington) landed a season best in the long jump of 22 feet, 8 ½ inches that moves him into fourth on the conference leaderboard. Freshman Kenny Rhyne (New Freedom, Pa./Susquehannock) cleared a collegiate-best height of 6 feet, 4 ¾ inches in the high jump. Senior Cam Strohe (Bangor, Pa./Bangor Area) paced three Raiders in the shot with a put of 48 feet, 4 ½ inches.

What’s Next

Shippensburg completes the regular season next Friday with squads competing at Bucknell and Kutztown.

60 (Finals)
Roland Miles 6.83 (NCAA ‘P’)

200
Eric Kirk 22.07 (PSAC)
Michael Lingard 23.11

800
1. Drew Dailey 1:53.17 (PSAC)
Joseph Bujdos 2:00.95
Alexander Ermold 2:04.06

4×4
1. Aaron Arp Jr., Stephon Brown, Drew Dailey, Charles Bowman 3:12.83 (NCAA ‘P’)

Mile
Alexander Ermold 4:25.66 (PSAC)
Joseph Bujdos 4:29.47 (PSAC)

High Jump
Kenny Rhyne 6′ 4 ¾” (1.95m) (PSAC)
Jordan Winslow 6′ 2 ¾” (1.90m) (PSAC)

Long Jump
EJ Dorwil 22′ 8 ½” (6.92m) (PSAC)
Adam Warehime 20′ 9 ¼” (6.33m)

Shot
Cam Strohe 48′ 4 ½” (14.74m) (PSAC)
Brooks Bear 44′ 3 ½” (13.50m) (PSAC)
Josh Herbster 43′ 8″ (13.31m)

Bill Morgal is Sports Information Director at Shippensburg University

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