By Tyler Rumsey
April 18, 2013
The Lock Haven University men’s and women’s outdoor track & field teams wrapped up two sensational days of competition at Bucknell’s Bison Outdoor Classic.
Highlighting Saturday and Sunday’s competition for The Haven was a number of NCAA and PSAC qualifying marks, along with a list of individual personal-best marks.
Mitch Miller took second overall in the 3,000 meter steeplechase. He was second with an NCAA mark of 9:07.86. The huge personal-best for Miller continues to pace all runners in the PSAC and keeps him ranked among the top-10 in Division II. It is also the fourth fastest time in Lock Haven history.
Alex Monroe clocked an NCAA provisional mark in the 1,500 meter run with a time of 3:51.05. He was 20th out of 123 athletes and his time is the third fastest time in the PSAC this year.
Rookie Dylan Mountain was 22nd out of 124 runners in the 5K with a time of 14:52.95, which is the third fastest time in the PSAC this season.
Paul Stults was fourth at Bucknell in the high jump with a mark of 6-4.25.
On the women’s side, Ashley Daniels continues to excel in the steeplechase. She clocked another personal-best at 11:39.66, which is the second fastest time in school history and the sixth fastest in the PSAC this year.
Corina Robbins ran an eight-second personal-best yesterday in the 1,500 meter run. Her time of 4:49.38 is a PSAC qualifying mark.
Manno was second overall in the hammer throw. His mark of 194-09 is the best mark this season in the PSAC and an NCAA qualifying mark.
Tyler Thomas was fifth overall and the top Division II finisher in the shot put. Thomas’s mark of 51-08.50 is the third-best mark in the PSAC.
Sean Harper continued his fine form in the 400 meter dash and took second overall today with a time of 49.06.
Matt Guiod and Justin Elchynski both hit PSAC qualifying marks in the 800 meter run with times of 1:55.08 and 1:57.93, respectively.
The Lady Eagles were led by Lindsay Hepburn, who was sixth in the women’s hammer throw. She was the top Division II finisher and her mark of 148-10 is the sixth-best mark in the PSAC.
Wynnie Green hit a PSAC qualifying mark in the 400 (58.42) and added a PSAC mark with a personal-best in the 200 meter dash (26.21).
Erin Craig clocked a PSAC qualifying mark in the 800 meter run with a time of 2:21.69.
Rounding out a great weekend for The Haven was Fallon Heddings, who was third in the triple jump for the Lady Eagles with a mark of 36-08.25 (PSAC).
On Thursday and Friday, several Bald and Lady Eagles took part in the Mondschein Multi meet at Kutztown.
Leading the way for the Bald Eagles was Jordan Stonebreaker, who was sixth with 5,728 points.
On the women’s side, Alyssa Wherry third overall with the PSAC’s third-best women’s mark this year (4,230 points). Courtney Funk was sixth and Brittany Whitmer was ninth with 3,493 and 3,327 points, respectively.
The top-14 marks in the men’s decathlon and women’s heptathlon at the end of the season qualifying for the PSAC Championships.
Lock Haven returns to Bucknell’s Christy Mathewson-Memorial Stadium next Saturday, April 20 for the Bucknell Team Challenge (9:30 a.m.).
Tyler Rumsey works for Sports Information and can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org