NEW YORK, N.Y.
- Significant strides were made at the NYRR Saturday Night at the Armory collegiate meet, as the Temple men's track & field team put together easily its best performance of the season. Led by a school record breaking performance in the 3000m by senior Eddie Penetar
, the Owls placed fourth in the meet.
Temple, was only outdone by Bucknell, Army and rival Penn in the meet. The Owls topped the likes of Delaware State, Villanova and TCNJ.
Penetar cruised to a third place finish in the 3000m, beating teammate Travis Mahoney
's record with a time of 8:27.52 and nearly meeting IC4A qualifying marks.
The Owls did have an IC4A qualifying performance from senior Bob Keogh
. Keogh continues to dominate the weight throw for Temple, winning the event with a toss of 58-09.25.
Senior Emmanuel Freeland fared well on the evening in the sprints, placing seventh in 60m dash with a time of 7.05 and fourth in the 200m with a time of 22.24. Also in the 200m, senior Miles Dryden
ran a time of 22.52 to place ninth.
Dryden met IC4A qualifying marks in the long jump, placing second with a leap of 23-00.75. Sophomore Dylan Pensyl
also placed in the top-10, securing sixth place with a jump of 21-08.75.
In the 500m, senior Lou Parisi
grabbed IC4A marks with a time of 1:04.14 to place second. Junior Alan Harding
placed seventh in the event, running 1:05.57.
Freshman Gabe Pickett
took home fifth in the triple jump with a leap of 46-03.25. Senior Aaron Taylor
represented the Owls in the 800m, clocking in at an IC4A qualifying time of 1:54.68 to place second.
Up next, Temple travels to compete at the US Naval Academy on January 22.