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Track & Field Opens Indoor Season at Bast-Cregger

(Photo Credit, Ryan Hunt)
(Photo Credit, Ryan Hunt)

SALEM, Va. – The Mary Baldwin University track & field team kicked off its 2019-20 indoor season this weekend at the Bast-Cregger Invitational, hosted by Roanoke College.

For the men, Tyson Long competed in his first meet as a Fighting Squirrels breaking the men's indoor record in the high jump with a top mark of 1.88 meters on Friday. He finished second in the event behind Jahvad McDermott of Carson-Newman – an NCAA Division II institution – who leaped 1.98 meters. Long first cleared 1.83 meters (6 ft) on his first attempt before also clearing the school-record mark of 1.88 meters (6 ft., 2 in.) on his first try. Kobina Browne also appeared in his first meet with MBU finishing fifth in the same event. Browne's top mark was 1.78 meters (5 ft, 10 in.) which he cleared on his second attempt at the height.

On Saturday, Gregory Woodard and Steven Santiago each finished the 200m race in 23.94, while Dylan Sykes completed the race just a few moments after. Paul Dearing set the first prgram mark in the 300m with a time of 40.22 with Romajin Williams right behind him. Max Doerwaldt ran an 8.99 in the 60m hurdles to advance to the finals of the event where he was able to shave over a tenth of a second from his time to place fourth in 8..82. 

Austin Goodyear reset the program top mark in the shot put after heaving 10.71m on his best toss of the day. 

On the women's side, Aniyah Wilson crossed the 200m finish line in 29.64 to win her heat, while Chelsea Blagmon took her heat in the 300m with a program mark of 45.37 followed by Brynna Walker who also won her heat in 46.94. Morgan Holmes finished the 300 in 46.73 as well. Quinland Musgrove placed seventh in the 600m race with a time of 1:54.72 and won her heat by nearly four seconds. Brianna Parker crossed the finish line in the one mile race in 6:26..59 to round out the top finishers. 

The men's and women's track & field teams sit idle for the rest of 2019 and return to action on Jan. 12 at the Kaye & JJ Smith Invitational, hosted by Shenandoah.

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