BY SYDNEY MUSSER, ASST. SPORTS EDITOR
Both men’s and women’s track and field hauled home a collection of new records after considerable success at the Bison Outdoor Classic at Bucknell on Sunday, April 14.
“I expected the team to go out and perform as well as all of the other competitors,” freshman jumper and sprinter Devon Fisher said. “We may come from a smaller school, but we can compete with the best of them.”
Fisher took home a time of 11.40 in the 100-meter dash, alongside teammate and fellow freshman, Kwane Hayle, who won fifth overall in the dash, as well as achieving top Division III finisher with a new personal record of 10.99.
Hayle also placed 13th overall in the 200 meter dash with a final time of 22.21 and set a new personal-best.
Despite being only a two-day event, the Bison Outdoor Classic, the events provided a plethora of personal records for the Crusaders.
Sophomore thrower and jumper Cameron Weaver placed ninth in shot put after launching the third-best throw in Susquehanna history, a toss of 11.88 meters. Freshman runner Ashley West wrapped up the 800 meter with a time of 2:17, while senior sprinter Brooke Linders ran 59.69 in the 400-meter dash, followed two seconds behind by freshman Eryn Spangler.
The women had a big day in the relay’s as well, as the 4×100 team of Thanida Sermsuwan, Monouchka Paulemont, Jennifer Tims and Jennifer Nagy finished in eighth place with a time of 52.71.
Sarah Dickerson showed up in the 5000 meter distance run, finishing with a final time of 19:08.21.
On the men’s half, freshman Tom Schetroma was the top finisher of shot put, with a throw of 13.89 meters.
Jared Minori took third in his javelin throw event, ending his day with a final score of 61.5 meters. In the finals, a Crusader best for the meet.
Junior Brendon Albaugh took off in the 800 meter with a new in a personal-best of 1:55.99. Fellow junior Salvator D’Angelo ran a mere two seconds behind (1:57.46), also gaining himself a new PR in the process. Scott Sullivan (1:58.25), Matt Erford (1:58.76) and Sage Weikel (2:00.19) also ran in the 800m.
Brian Etz took first place in and set a new personal-best with a 16.02 in the 110 meter hurdles. He was followed directly behind by Kevin Melley, who set a new personal-best 16.04. Peter Kerns also had a big day, running a 52.34 in the 400-meter dash, taking 24th overall in the process.
Distance runners Alex Price and John Crowe competed in the 5000-meter, finishing with times of 15:17.65 and 15:23.50, respectively. Teammate Paul Crowe was the loan Crusader to compete in the grueling 10000-meter run and he finished it in 31:46.57.
The men relay team did well too, placing 13th. The ‘A’-group of Kerns, Albaugh, Erford and Ryan Lopes ran the race with a finish of 3:33.44
Both men’s and women’s track and field are expected to go to the East Stroudsburg All-American Meet on Saturday, April 20 at 9:30 a.m.