KINGSOTN, R.I. –
Through Day One at the Atlantic 10 Indoor Championships, Temple's men's squad sits in ninth place after six scored events thus far. As the Owls have shown their prowess in their competitions all season long, they continued to put up strong performances on Friday at Mackal Fieldhouse, as eight members move on to compete in the finals of their respective events.
Sophomore Josh McFrazier
, the facility record holder for fastest time in the 60 meter hurdles, took a third place finish in Friday's event with a quickness of 8.19 to earn himself a chance to compete for the event title in the conference race.
In the 400 meter dash, junior Damian Myers
(50.52) and sophomore Alex McGee
(50.35) placed fourth and seventh, respectively, with conference final event qualifying speeds. Myers and McGee will also compete in the final of the 200 meter dash.
Making a bid at being a finalist on Saturday when the events resume, freshman Cullen Davis
placed seventh in the 1000 meter run with his time of 2:29.37, which was just ahead of sophomore Will Kellar
's 2:30.82 mark, who will join him on Saturday as the two will run for the event title.
Freshman Derek Forthun
was the lone Owl to participate in the Hepthalon. Through the four events, Forthun placed sixth overall as he took sixth place finishes in the 60 meter dash, long jump, shot put and the high jump.
In field events, Dylan Pensyl
led the Owls with his high jump of 6.75 meters (22 feet, 1.75 inches), which was good enough for eighth place overall and a spot in tomorrow's event final.
Before the day wrapped up, senior Brian Littlepage
and Ryan Maccie
reserved spots in tomorrow's weight throw final.
Littlepage nabbed sixth place with his throw distance of 14.55 meters (47 feet, 9 inches). Maccie's throw landed just shy of Littlepage's distances, as he earned seventh place with his throw that went 13.95 meters (45 feet, 9.25 inches).
The Owls will return to the track and field and the Mackal Fieldhouse on Saturday looking to find their way past Charlotte and Rhode Island on Saturday when the Atlantic 10 Indoor Championships resume.