Red Raiders track and field: SU’s Drew Dailey sets new SU record
SU’s Drew Dailey sets a new record in Happy Easter Races.
Drew Dailey (Phoenix, Md./Dulaney) narrowly clipped the outdoor school record in the 800 meters onSaturday, one of several noteworthy performances for theShippensburg University men’s outdoor track & field team that competed at the Happy Easter Races hosted by Lehigh University.
Dailey ran the 800 meters without anyone pushing at his heels, navigating the track in 1:51.26 to beat 18 NCAA Division I runners by more than 2.5 seconds. The NCAA-provisional qualifying time surpassed Austin Padmore’s 2018 record by .02 seconds.
Chayce Macknair (Lewistown, Pa./Mifflin County), who like Dailey, is among those making their Raider outdoor debuts this season, put forth an excellent time in the 5K that ranks him atop the conference performance list for the time being. Macknair won the raceSaturdaywith a time of 14:48.33.
Graduate Charles Bowman Jr. (Harrisburg, Pa./Central Dauphin East (Virginia)) and Josh Booth (McConnellsburg, Pa./McConnellsburg) had strong times in the 400-meter hurdles, posting respective times of 54.32 seconds and 54.81 seconds.
Eric Kirk (Coatesville, Pa./Coatesville Area) won the 200 meters by running 22.24 seconds and placed third in the 100 meters by running 10.93 seconds. Stephon Brown (Harrisburg, Pa./Central Dauphin East) finished fifth in the 400 with a time of 51.25 seconds.
Brown, Booth, Bowman and Dailey teamed up to place second in the 4×400-meter relay, running 3:19.46.
In the field, freshman Mo Whittle (Tobyhanna, Pa./Pocono Mountain West)) took second in the long jump on a top mark of 22 feet, 3 ¾ inches. Shaquille Mitchell (Stroudsburg, Pa./Stroudsburg) took second in the triple jump; his top mark was 45 feet, 1 ¾ inches.
Shippensburg has a busy week in store. Multis will competeThursdayandFridayat Kutztown. Mid-distance and distance runners will competeFridayin a carnival at Messiah. Most of the squad will compete Sunday, April 11 at IUP.
Lehigh Happy Easter Races
1.Charles Bowman Jr.54.32
2.Stephon Brown,Josh Booth,Drew Dailey,Charles Bowman Jr.3:19.46
T3.Kenny Rhyne6′ 2 ¾” (1.90m)
T3.Jordan Winslow6′ 2 ¾” (1.90m)
2.Mo Whittle22′ 3 ¾” (6.80m)
8.Barron Stauffenberg19′ 9″ (6.02m)
2.Shaquille Mitchell45′ 1 ¾” (13.76m)