Saturday, January 13, 2018

Men's Indoor Track And Field Returns To Action Friday Night

KUTZTOWN, Pa. - The Bloomsburg University men's indoor track and field team returned to action on Friday night at the Golden Bear Invitational hosted by Kutztown University.
On the track, the Huskies had several top-ten finishes led by Eric Heatwole (State College, Pa./State College)'s second-place result in the 1000-meter run. Heatwole crossed the finish line in 2:40.33, just ahead of a pair of freshmen teammates - Hunter Jarratt (West Grove, Pa./Avon Grove) and Chris McCormick (Ashland, Pa./North Schuylkill) - who finished fourth and fifth respectively. Jarratt completed the race in 2:42.80 while McCormick came in with a time of 2:44.70.

Zach Bitner (Mount Holly Springs, Pa./Boiling Springs)James Wilson (Warrington, Pa./Central Bucks South), and Austin Kline(Doylestown, Pa./Central Bucks West) each had a third-place finish during the meet. Bitner placed third in the 3000-meter run with a time of 9:32.14 while Wilson completed the mile in 4:33.75. Kline posted a time of 2:05.08 in the 800-meter run.

In the 55-meter hurdles, Dave Lauscar (Harrisburg, Pa./Central Dauphin) crossed the finish line in fourth with a time of 8.36 seconds. Lauscar also finished fourth in the 200-meter dash as he completed the event in 24.57 seconds. Marcus Gray (Harrisburg, Pa./Bishop McDevitt) also had a fourth-place result on the night as he was the fastest Huskies' runner in the 55-meter dash where he crossed the line in 6.73 seconds.

In the field events, AJ Peapos (Easton, Pa./Notre Dame) had the best Bloomsburg finish as he placed fourth in the high jump with a mark of 1.84 meters. In the long jump, Jason Jablonowski(Simpson, Pa./Carbondale Area) finished ninth with a jump of 5.80 meters while Matthew Loeh (Montoursville, Pa./Loyalsock Township) came in 14th in the weight throw with a toss of 10.89 meters.

The Huskies will compete again on Friday, January 19 and Saturday, January 20 when they take part in the Keydet Invitational hosted by Virginia Military Institute.

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