McDuffie Sets Two Career Best Marks At Gotham Cup

McDuffie Sets Two Career Best Marks At Gotham Cup


Temple Men's Track & Field went to the 168th Armory in New York for Friday's running of the annual Gotham Cup. Coming off a weekend where it had several strong finishes at the Rutgers Invitational last Saturday, the Owls once again demonstrated a solid effort, as several TU competitors set new personal best marks. In addition to setting new career best marks, sophomore Darryl McDuffie was the standout for the Owls, finishing the day with an IC4A qualifying mark of 2.06 meters in the high jump, which earned him second place in the event.

In addition to his ECAC mark in the high jump, McDuffie also posted another career-best in the 60 meter dash, as he came away with a time of 7.28. Junior Gabe Pickett put up a new personal best time in the same event, finishing in 7.22.

Junior Lionel Wilson was one of the four Owls that set new career bests on Friday. Wilson finished the 500 meter dash in 1:06.42 for  17th place, which was ahead of Nathan Emanuel in 38th (1:09.16).

Sophomore Justin Berg threw 15.21 meters in the weight throw, setting his new personal best and a 10th place ranking in the event.

Three Owls competed in the long jump, including freshman Jamal Williams, who took a 17th place spotting with his mark of 6.41 meters. Pickett placed just behind Williams, coming in at 19th (6.40 meters), while Derek Holland landed a new career-best mark in at 5.92 meters.

From here Temple will prepare for next Friday's (Jan. 18) meet at the Georgetown Invitational.
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