Saturday, January 27, 2018

Huskies Men's Indoor Track And Field Wraps Up Competition At Bison Open Saturday

(Photo courtesy of Bloomsburg University Sports Information)
LEWISBURG, Pa. - The Bloomsburg University men's indoor track and field team wrapped up the 20th annual Bison Open, hosted by Bucknell University, on Saturday with three Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) qualifiers.

Matthew Hart (Yardley, Pa./Pennsbury) posted qualifying marks in both the shot put and the weight throw while Danny Dugan(Ramsey, N.J./Ramsey) qualified for the conference meet next month in the 3000-meter run. Hart finished second overall in the shot put with a season-best mark of 14.64 meters. The mark places him seventh in the conference this season. Meanwhile, Hart finished sixth in the weight throw with a distance of 15.52 meters. He currently holds the sixth-best mark in the conference, in that event, to date.

Dugan crossed the finish line in 8:54.12 to place tenth overall in the 3000-meter run. His mark is the third-fastest time in the conference this season.

The Huskies had several other highlights on Saturday during the final day of the Bison Open. Austin Kline (Doylestown, Pa./Central Bucks West) placed second in the 500-meter run with a time of 1:07.81 while James Wilson (Warrington, Pa./Central Bucks South) was ninth in the same event after posting a time of 1:09.54. Lakota Wadena (Macungie, Pa./Bloomsburg) was 17th overall in the 500 with a time of 1:12.68. In the 800-meter run, Hunter Jarratt (West Grove, Pa./Avon Grove) placed seventh overall, clocking in with a time of 2:00.46. Tom Moser (Natalie, Pa./Mt. Carmel) also had a top-ten finish on the track after finishing eighth in the 1000-meter run with a time of 2:41.90.

Bloomsburg's 4x400-meter relay team had the seventh-best time in the event on Saturday, clocking in at 3:33.12. The foursome consisted of Dave Lauscar (Harrisburg, Pa./Central Dauphin), Wilson, Ben Williams (Stewartsville, N.J./Philliipsburg), and Kline.

In the field events, joining Hart as participants on Saturday were Derick Logan Jr. (Edgewood, Md./Harford Technical) and AJ Peapos (Easton, Pa./Notre Dame). Logan Jr. competed in the long jump and finished 21st overall with a distance of 5.21 meters while Peapos posted a mark of 1.79 meters in the high jump to finish in a tie for 16th.

The Huskies will compete again on Friday, February 2, and Saturday, February 3, when they head to Youngstown, Ohio to participate in the Youngstown State National.

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