Men's Indoor Track & Field Opens Season at Mt. Union

Men's Indoor Track & Field Opens Season at Mt. Union

ALLIANCE, Ohio – The Penn State Behrend men's indoor track & field team opened the season at the Mt. Union Toy Drive Collegiate Invitational in the Patterson Field House on Saturday afternoon.

Key Moments:

* The Lions had four first-place finishes on the day; No team score was calculated
* Sophomore Braeden Smith (Erie, PA/Seneca) was first in the high jump with a leap of 6-06
* Freshman Zachary Tingley (Stoneboro, PA/Lakeview) cross the finish line first in the 800m to beat a field of 14 with a time of 2:01.53
* Junior Chris Drozynski (Stoneboro, PA/Lakeview) won the mile with a time of 4:32.11
* Junior Kyle Grimm (Beaver, PA/Beaver) had the top height in the pole vault for first place (13-06.250

Remaining Top Performers

Weight Throw
Matt Michael (Erie, PA/Iroquois) – 11th (41-05.75)

Shot Put
Michael – 9th (45-01.75)                 

Zach Wortman (St. Marys ,PA/Elk County Christian) – 2nd (9:29.83)

Kurt Eberhardt (Gibsonia, PA/Hampton) – 4th (7.18)

60m Hurdles
Ben Wright (New Sewickley, PA/Freedom Area) – 13th (9.62)

Nicholas Coleman (North Huntingdon, PA/Norwin) – 7th (53.07)

Michael Cross (Fairview, PA/Fairview)  – 2nd (1:09.81)

Eberhardt – 7th (23.42)

4x800m relay
Cross, Colton Barger (Erie, PA/Collegiate Academy), Drozynski, Tingley – 1st (8:49.87)

4x400m relay
N. Coleman, Isaac Jones (Union City, PA/Union City), Eric Stehlik (Northport, NY/Northport), Josh Coleman (North Huntingdon, PA/Norwin)  – 7th (3:46.46)

Next Up:

* The Behrend Lions return to action on Saturday, January 19 at Carnegie Mellon Meet held at the Spire Institute in Geneva, Ohio.