- Four first place finishes, including one meet-record breaking performance, capped off an impressive debut for the Temple men's track & field team at the Jack Pyrah Invitational, hosted Friday evening by Villanova University. Sophomore Tim Malloy
highlighted the evening with a meet-record setting performance to take first place in the high jump.
Malloy won the event with a leap of 6-07.00, just edging the former meet record. He also fared well in the 55m hurdles, running a time of 7.96 to take third. In the same event, junior Jason Howitt
placed fourth (7.99) and freshman Chris Bradley
In the 55m dash, senior Emmanuel Freeland blew away the competition with a time of 6.50, nearly meeting IC4A qualifying marks.
Also faring well on the track was senior Derrhyl Duncan
, who placed fourth in the 500m with a time of 1:07.06. Freshman Alex McGee
had a nice debut, placing third (second collegiate) in the 300m with a time of 35.95.
In the 3000m, junior Travis Mahoney
led the Owls with a time of 8.35.60 to place second, followed by senior Mike May
in sixth (8:54.92).
Keogh dominated the weight throw with an IC4A qualifying toss of 58-10.75. He was not alone in securing a first place finish in the field, as senior Miles Dryden
placed first in the long jump with a leap of 22-01.75 and freshman Gabe Pickett
earned top honors in the triple jump with distance 45-01.00.
Also placing highly in the field was sophomore Dylan Pensyl
in the long jump (20-11.75, 2nd), senior Brian Smith
in the pole vault (12-05.50, 4th) and freshman Carlton Stafford
in the triple jump (43-07.00, 3rd).
The Owls will have some time off for finals before competing again next semester in the NYRR Saturday Night at the Armory, taking place January 15 at the 168th St. Armory in New York City.